Google Chrome for Android is expanding
The inception of Material You design took place with Android 13, and this year, during Google I/O, the company revealed its plan to incorporate the new thematic elements into additional applications, aligning them with the design standards of Android 14. The dynamic color adjustments adhere to Android’s latest design language.
As reported by 9to5Google,
A significant design modification is set to take place on the New Tab Page. The carousel situated beneath the Google Search bar will be enhanced to seamlessly integrate with the Material You design.
This update will enable the carousel to accommodate up to 11 favicons. These changes are part of Google’s efforts to update its applications with the latest design standards and provide a more visually appealing experience for users.
Google Chrome for Android gets design-led changes
Google Chrome for Android is testing new design-led changes that have received mixed reviews. One of the changes is a carousel for the New Tab Page that displays shortcuts to different sites.
While some users find this feature useful, others find it unnecessary and a waste of space. The new design also includes dynamic colour tweaks to the overall browser, which is part of the Material You design.
The status bar above the tab strip on Android tablets will now display the dynamic colour of the browser, giving it a more unified appearance. Previously, the status bar was just black.
Interestingly, Google Chrome explored the carousel idea last year but abandoned it at the time. It is unclear why the company decided to revisit the feature. However, some users are not fond of the extra scrolling action required to get to the favicon they want.
Overall, these changes are part of Google’s ongoing efforts to improve the user experience and provide a more visually appealing interface.