As you probably noticed, Google is slowly preparing to adopt its own Material You design concept across a huge list of its Android apps. These changes are rolling out gradually so it will likely take some time for everyone to get updated. So far I only got my Gmail being redesigned, what about you?
Apart from this, YouTube rolled out a bunch of features to all users, including comment translations and descriptions that are visible in the landscape mode. And then, there is a Google Assistant update that makes its driving mode more accessible to everyone.
The top 3 charts of our newsletter are fully occupied by Google apps and there lot more updates that are coming soon.
📲 Google Assistant got a way to enter driving mode from anywhere and a new UI
📲 Google keeps rolling out its Material You update to more Gmail users
📲 YouTube now allows you to translate comments on Android
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Top features to test this week
Previously you had to enter Navigation mode in order to access Google Assistant in a driving mode. From now, you can simply say "Driving Mode" and you will see a new Driving Mode UI with new widgets and access to your driving apps.
The home screen itself will give you access to the music widget as well as shortcuts to phone calls and messages. Apart from this you can access Assistant suggestion and select your destination.
This change comes as a part of a gradual rollout and today it was pushed to more users. This UI refresh should also work for workspace users. There you will see a new colour, an updated floating action button, and some smaller UI changes.
Apart from an updated explore section, you may notice a possibility to translate comments that are written in a different language. Under such comments will see a "Translate to English" button and after the translation, they will be marked as "Translated by Google".
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Also, before I started accepting them, I didn't know that receiving news tips from the community could be that exciting. And it motivates a lot also! Thanks to everyone who is sharing new features with TestingCatalog, you are the best! ❤️