Google Discover launches three-column UI ahead of Pixel tablet

Google Discover launches three-column UI ahead of Pixel tablet

Google has been tweaking its primary apps with big-screen optimizations since I/O 2022 and is expected to culminate with the Pixel Tablet. The latest update is a three-column user interface for Google Discover on tablets.

We’ve already shown how Google is updating Assistant and Discover for the Pixel tablet. The latest change is already rolling out to existing tablets, including the Samsung 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 edge to edge. The full screen effect is particularly prominent on the left side of the home screen with a black background, while the Google logo and profile avatar are moved to the top corners.

Meanwhile, the navigation bar in the Google app looks much better without the blank space. We’re still waiting for that side element to transition to the Material You style.

As part of this three-column change, Google now places all articles in cards with faint outlines, while cover images become 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 strings of media suggestions that are “From your apps,” like Google TV, as part of a leanback experience and a colorful background.

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