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New icons let you see which apps are rising up and falling off the Play Store charts

New icons let you see which apps are rising up and falling off the Play Store charts

All ranks are fungible on a leaderboard and Google is making that axiom painfully apparent to developers, publishers and prospective users alike with a new rank change icon in its top app lists on the Play Store.

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Google Home app rolls out a better and cleaner UI for routines

Google Home app rolls out a better and cleaner UI for routines

Google Home and Assistant routines have improved quite a bit since their launch in 2018. We started with six preset routines then got customization and scheduling, workday organization, home/away presence sensing, and just yesterday discovered sunrise and sunset routines. Turns out that functionality is part of a huge routines overhaul that brings the look of the feature more in line with Google's recent design language. Functionally, though, I'm sad to say not much has changed besides the new sunrise/sunset options.

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Play Store gets a minor interface revamp on Android TV

Play Store gets a minor interface revamp on Android TV

About a year ago, Google started rolling out a more graphical interface for the Play Store on Android TV with focus on content discovery, larger thumbnails, interactive backgrounds, and a modern design. Now, with the new Chromecast having launched with a new Google TV UI, that Play Store is starting to look slightly dated. To keep it fresh, Google is rolling out a minor revamp with a new toolbar, new icons, and some shuffled screens.

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Google web search is getting a handy UI revamp

Google web search is getting a handy UI revamp

Barely a day goes by without Google running some new UI test or another in one of its core products, and today's example is a nifty new sidebar that's appearing in Google Search on desktop. The first example of this was pointed out to us as far back as September, but only now is it starting to roll out more widely.

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The Stitcher app finally gets the makeover it needs with custom show groups and finer speed control

The Stitcher app finally gets the makeover it needs with custom show groups and finer speed control

Stitcher, the podcast app fresh off an acquisition by Pandora, is about to roll out an overdue makeover for its Android users with better fine-tuning when it comes to browsing, playing, and tracking the shows you want to listen to.

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Instagram revamps its bottom bar, putting Reels and Shop front and center

Instagram revamps its bottom bar, putting Reels and Shop front and center

After successfully cloning Snapchat's Stories, Instagram is pushing hard to break into the next market. Not too long ago, it introduced its TikTok copy Reels, which is currently rolling out to users worldwide. To put the new format front and center, Instagram has formally announced that it will now get a fixed place in the bottom bar along with a new Shop section.

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YouTube's new line-art icons are rolling out on Android

YouTube's new line-art icons are rolling out on Android

YouTube is arguably the world's largest visual platform, and from redesigning the playback UI on Android TV to adding a new button in the bottom navigation bar, the YouTube team is continually looking for ways to improve the interface. The icons used in the Android app haven't seen major changes since the 2017 material refresh, but now it looks like a significant revamp is rolling out to everyone — and it's not necessarily a change for the better.

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Google unifies the old and new Assistant UIs for all devices

Google unifies the old and new Assistant UIs for all devices

Assistant is one of Google's most important products, found on everything from TVs to watches. Over the years it's gotten a bit fragmented, though, with different UIs and capabilities depending on which device you're using. Thankfully, it looks like Google is currently rolling out an update which unifies the interface across phones running both the old and new versions of Assistant.

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Get the new multicolored Gmail icon with this update (APK Download)

Get the new multicolored Gmail icon with this update (APK Download)

Earlier this month, Google announced the rebranding of G Suite to Workspace and gave us a sneak peek at new — and indistinguishable — icon designs for some of its apps. The first app to get the new icon was Google Drive a few days ago, and now Gmail is following suit. Say goodbye to the red and white envelope, and hello to a multicolored M that partly retains the letter shape.

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