Current design (left) vs experimental new design (right)
It seems that Android users could be faced to yet another design revamp of the Google newsfeed and the Google app's design. Honestly, it's easy to lose track of all the changes that the Google Feed has been subjected to over the course of the past few months, and it seems that Google itself is not ready to settle down, too.
The new Google Feed design seems to be coming as a server-side change for some users, and while there's no way of knowing whether it will be enabled for other users as well, there's always the chance that the new looks of the essential functionality could be final... for a few months at least.
The new design is characterized with bubble elements that feature the news topic followed by a non-swipable card with a snippet of the news in question. There's lots of wasted space that doesn't necessarily look good and makes the current design of the Google Feed that much more likeable. The padding of the news cards is easily the biggest eyesore. There's also very little cohesion with other instances of Google's design advances, even Material Design itself.
Are we surprised? No, Google itself has been violating its own Material Design guidelines for years, so it's safe to say that the Google Feed could easily be the norm and not the exception.
As we already said, there's no way of knowing if your device will suddenly receive the new looks or not. Provided that you're on the latest version of the Google app, there's a small chance that you might be among the select few that will have the honors of testing out the new design for us all.
Here follow screenshots of various users' redesigned Google Feeds. Do you like the change or not?