Google rolling out new Smart Display UI with revamped homescreen
At I/O 2019 final week, Google introduced a handful of recent Good Show features and the Nest Hub Max. Over the previous few days, the Assistant units have seen additional clocks and a new Routines shortcut. Google is now rolling out a brand new Good Show UI with revamped homescreen.
This new homescreen was first exhibited on the Nest Hub Max final week, however is now rolling out to the Nest Hub. The default/relaxation state of Good Shows is and stays the Ambient Mode/Picture Body.
As soon as customers faucet and work together with the gadget, they’re taken to the homescreen of playing cards for YouTube, Google Information, audio controls, and extra. The background use to be stark white, whereas the left-hand aspect confirmed the time/date and climate with three-day forecast.
The brand new Good Show homescreen swaps out the preliminary vibrant wallpaper for no matter is in your Ambient Mode. On first faucet, the present photograph or clock shall be blurred and turns into the background as you swipe by way of the primary card. When you get deeper into the carousel, the white backdrop returns.
This leads to a dimmer interface, whereas that preliminary card is now not displayed in opposition to a equally white background. Nonetheless, this modification appears much less nice when blurred clock faces change into the wallpaper.
Moreover, the devoted climate forecast has been eliminated. The time/date are bigger and moved to the bottom-left nook, whereas the climate is proscribed to an icon, temperature, and excessive/low. The detailed forecast is gone, however customers can faucet on the icon to load a fullscreen outcome. This for some customers shall be an unlucky change that provides one other step to a standard motion.
General, this new Good Show UI makes the Assistant gadget really feel extra private by changing the generic background. It additionally helps put together for the Nest Hub Max the place Google with Face Match desires to point out customers energetic reminders or Duo messages on the homescreen.
This new design is rolled out to a number of, however not all Nest Hubs we checked this morning and is probably going tied to the most recent Google Residence firmware (version 1.39154941) from Monday. Third-party Good Shows from Lenovo and JBL ought to see this revamp given the standard stage of characteristic parity.