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Test Google app at the bottom of the search bar again, it clears the settings

After initial testing in 2021, the app re-explores a bottom search bar on Android. Meanwhile, the in-app settings page has been reorganized.

APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” post, we have decompiled the latest version of an app uploaded by Google to the Play Store. When we decompile these (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we can see several lines of code in this hint at possible future features. Please note that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be incomplete. However, we will try to allow the ones that are closer to completion, to show you what they will look like if they are shipped. With that in mind, read on.

Still in its early stages, the Google 14.48 app reveals what part of the bottom line would look like, which technically becomes a sheet with rounded corners. We see the very tall search bar in use.

This would definitely help with accessibility to tall Android. Ενεργοποιήσαμε αυτήν τη σχεδίαση , but it is clearly not complete as there is a gap at the top of the screen. Once complete, the carousels for recommended actions and mini-widgets, as well as Discover articles, should move up.

Speaking of Discover, we've also enabled a strange renaming of the “Discover” tab to a more generic “Home”.

Back in 2021, the design of the bottom search bar was actually A/B tested. We'll see if he makes it that far this time.

In related news, the Google app is getting a small settings redesign that consolidates some menus (eight out of 11), so the list is finally scary. The new "Privacy & Security" includes SafeSearch, Personal results, and Personalization, while "Other settings" serves as the trigger. This started rolling out last week, but is not yet widely available.

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Dylan Roussel contributed to this article.


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