New Google app with Material Design update starts rolling out

New Google app with Material Design update starts rolling out
Apart from releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for Nexus devices, Google today also provided details on an updated Google app (for Android, of course).

The refreshed search app includes the Lollipop-flavored Material Design, coming with streamlined layouts, colors that pop up, and fluid animations (the changes will be first noticed on new devices running Lollipop). Google will now be able to discover “potential plans buried in your Gmail,” and create new Google Now cards to remind you of them.

Another novelty: you’ll be able to use the “OK Google” command to search for things within certain apps, like Tumblr, YouTube, TripAdvisor, or TuneIn. As a bonus, Google will now let you flip a (virtual) coin just by saying “OK Google, flip a coin.”

Owners of the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be spoiled: the updated app lets them use “OK Google” when the screen is off and their device is unplugged.

Did anyone notice these changes to the Google app yet?


source: Google Inside Search blog

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6 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"Owners of the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be spoiled", lol, took them long enough, Come kick it with the Motorola crowd. :)

5. deviantirish79

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

I have the HTC One M8 stock and can say "OK Google" from any screen and have it come up.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

but does it do it while the phone is sleeping, and unplugged?

2. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

I think that even before the update I can say "Ok Google" by using S voice when the screen is off too

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Surprised Phone Arena didn't post an article about the Play Books material redesign that came out yesterday, or did they? Either way it looks awesome on my tablet!!!

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Also I hope they add hangouts event pick up too, most people notify you of an event via messages, would be awesome if they get info from there!

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