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Spotify is testing a redesigned (and much-improved) library UI

Spotify is testing a redesigned (and much-improved) library UI

The Spotify Android app hasn't seen a major design overhaul for a few years now, but it does get incremental updates on a regular basis. The latest section of the app to get a new lick of paint is the library, which was last upgraded in 2019 to accommodate podcasts.

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Android 12 is trying out machine learning to make gesture navigation suck a little less

Android 12 is trying out machine learning to make gesture navigation suck a little less

Using gestures instead of hard or soft buttons to navigate a mobile OS isn't exactly perfect and it's definitely the case on Android right now. But what if the phone attempted to learn when that swipe off the edge of the screen meant you wanted to roll around in the app or go back or to the home screen? Google may be trying to find out.

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The big Material redesign is hidden in Android 12, but we've got screenshots

The big Material redesign is hidden in Android 12, but we've got screenshots

Google released the first Android 12 developer preview yesterday, and our friends over at XDA are already digging deep into the code to find out what Google might have planned for future releases of the new OS. In the process, they managed to activate a few flags that pave the way for a brand-new interface.

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Android TV is now receiving its Google TV-inspired facelift (APK Download)

Android TV is now receiving its Google TV-inspired facelift (APK Download)

Following a minor facelift of the Play Store TV interface and the completely new Google TV UI, the regular Android TV experience is in for an overhaul. After announcing a new three-tabbed look for Android TVs earlier this month, Google's beginning to start updating devices.

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Inoreader v7 brings a more Material look to our favorite RSS reader (APK Download)

Inoreader v7 brings a more Material look to our favorite RSS reader (APK Download)

It's been eight years since Google killed Reader, its RSS service, and that wound has yet to heal in our hearts. Many alternative services sprung up afterwards, with Inoreader being one of the closest things to the original Google Reader, even down to the web app's keyboard shortcuts. Now, many years later, Inoreader is still going strong and has just began rolling out v7 beta with a more modern design.

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Google details its 'bubblier and bouncier' mobile Search redesign

Google details its 'bubblier and bouncier' mobile Search redesign

Google's well known for extensively and silently testing different UI tweaks, sometimes for years before settling on something. So, it's nice when the company outright announces an upcoming redesign — we know what to expect and look for before it's thrust upon us. Just earlier today, Google teased us with what it calls a "bubblier," "bouncier," and more Googley refresh of Search on mobile. It's expected to roll out in the coming days (though some folks may already have it) and honestly, it looks pretty good.

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Google Calendar finally moved its search button to the top bar

Google Calendar finally moved its search button to the top bar

Searching your events in Google Calendar can be a tedious experience, and many people might not even remember that's an option in the Android app at all. That's likely because the search button is hidden in the hamburger menu below the different view options. It looks like Google has recognized that this position doesn't make a lot of sense, as the company is rolling out a small UI tweak that moves the search button to the top app bar.

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YouTube Music swaps album list layout for a more glanceable grid in latest UI tweak

YouTube Music swaps album list layout for a more glanceable grid in latest UI tweak

It's been a big year for YouTube Music. The platform picked up plenty of new features and became Google's sole music streaming service when Google Play Music started shutting down a few months back. Now a couple more tweaks have been spotted in testing, including one that switches an artist's album view section from a list to a grid layout.

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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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Google Meet's revamped UI makes it to Android

Google Meet's revamped UI makes it to Android

Google Meet has picked up a bunch of new features recently, including polling and Q&A abilities. When the Meet tab rolled out in Gmail earlier this summer, it brought a new UI with it. The iOS Meet app adopted it last month, and today, Google is announcing that same experience is now coming to the standard Meet app on Android.

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