One component of the Pixel Launcher search experience redesign, which is being done in preparation for Android 13, is now available in the most recent Google app beta.

The new list style for autocomplete recommendations and your history/past queries is revealed when you press the Search field in the Google app after installing version 13.20, which is now in the beta channel this afternoon. Update: This appears to be an A/B test and has not yet been broadly implemented.

Each object is contained on a card, with rounded corners on the top and bottom. A circle surrounds the indicator on the left that indicates if a term is a prior search term or a brand-new query. Touch targets have a very slight height advantage. The former design was static for many years and consisted only of text on a background.

When the on-device Pixel Launcher search bug is fixed in a subsequent Android 13 Beta, this new list style should also be visible there. Today, Beta 2 is the only version that offers app search, with a list of online results below the blank that is still tapable.

Overall, it creates a more contemporary appearance than the old design and blends in better with Material You. Since a while ago, Google Search on Android has not undergone any significant modifications, and it stands apart from other apps on the mobile operating system in terms of appearance. While there have been a few small adjustments here and there, the dark theme in 2020 was the last significant change. On Android, iOS, and the web, Search has mostly maintained its own user interface.

In the upcoming week, Google app 13.20 should be released to the stable channel with no visual changes for Android versions 12 and earlier.
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