Google Discover rolls out three-column UI ahead of Pixel Tablet

Google has been optimizing your own applications with big screen optimizations since I/O 2022 and that should culminate with the Pixel Tablet. The latest update is a three-column UI for Google Discover on tablets.

we have already shown how Google is updating Assistant and Discover for the Pixel Tablet. The latest change is already rolling out to existing tablets, including Samsung’s Tab S8 with Google app (current beta).

Instead of just two columns of articles, Google Discover now has a third that makes the feed go from end to end. The full-screen effect is particularly prominent on the left of the home screen with a black background, while the Google logo and your profile avatar are moved to the top corners.

Meanwhile, the navigation rail in Google’s app looks much better without the empty space. We’re still waiting for that side element to change to the Material You style.

As part of this three-column shift, Google now places all articles in cards with faint outlines, while cover images are made smaller. The width is identical, but the height differs from row to row. This is also the case in portrait orientation, although you stick to two columns.

On the Pixel Tablet, Google is expected to add media suggestion lines that are “From your apps” like Google TV as part of a lean experience and a colorful background.

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