Google Discover’s new design rolls out on Android 12
Google has started to roll out a new Google Discover design on Pixel phones running Android 12. This is the same design that first arrived on iOS and is now making its way to Android, starting with Android 12.
It is quite interesting to note that it is initially a version of Android which is not yet stable. As many of you know, Google has released three Developer Insights for Android 12, but a stable version will not be available until August.
Google Discover’s new design rolls out to Android 12 with some notable changes
The most noticeable change in this new design is the fact that stories are no longer placed in individual cards. They are now included on a flat gray or white background, depending on your theme.
It’s a change you will love or hate. The bad thing is that this change basically removes the first sentence from articles, you won’t see it in the main view anymore, you will have to click on an article first.
However, you can still see the cover image, title, and name / logo of the post. This isn’t a major change, but some people will definitely miss that first sentence, and others will probably say the previous design looked a bit better, but that’s a matter of preference.
Another thing you will notice is that the overflow menu in the lower right corner has a new icon. Along with that, you also get “share” and “heart” buttons.
Note that the new design will be visible from both the Google app and the feed to the left of most Android home screens, depending on your devices / launchers.
We still don’t know when this design will reach Android 11 and previous versions of Android.
We don’t know when this new design will arrive on Android 11 and previous versions of Android, but it will likely arrive soon. Maybe Google is using Android 12 to test this further, before releasing it to a stable version of Android.
If so, it all depends on whether they find any issues or not. It’s highly likely that the new design will start rolling out, at least, on Android 11 in the near future.