Google News is the next product scheduled to receive a Material You revamp on Android, and we have your first look. This follows the trend set by many other Google apps.
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Google gradually introduced Material You redesigns to a number of their apps as Android 12 and the Pixel 6 neared release. The third edition of the company’s Material Design language, Material You, is distinguished by its flat components and vibrant customisation.
While a surprising number of Google’s most well-known applications, including ones like Translate that were still using the previous Material Design, were upgraded to the new look, Google News has so far remained unaltered. Google News and Gmail, on the other hand, were one of the first apps to be showcased in 2018’s second-generation Material Theming.
Version 3.53 of Google News, the most recent upgrade, allowed our Dylan Roussel to enable the app’s impending Material You revamp. For the time being, the only piece that has changed is the bottom navigation bar, which is now longer, has a faint colour to it, and has a distinctive pill-shaped icon that shows the tab you are now on.
Digging a little deeper, this is just the start of the makeover; there are layout changes slated for the For You page. Notably, Google News still ignores the Android 12 theme color, proving that the Material You components of this makeover have not yet been fully developed. Considering this, it’s likely that we’ll have to wait another few weeks or months before Google News makes this new design widely available.
Contributors to this article include Dylan Roussel .
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