Google Chrome Tests Widgets With New Designs For Android

google released widgets with new designs for the Chrome browser on Android. The news is slowly being implemented among users of the Chrome 95 beta.

The initiative includes a 5×1 aspect ratio widget and shortcuts to google search, anonymous mode, voice search and Lens. There is also a 5×2 size option with the same functions and a button for the famous dinosaur game. Finally, the little monster game without internet also has a special 2×2 widget.

Android Police claims that some interface features can be omitted depending on the screen size of the device – Lens is missing from the image above. The old widgets have not undergone any aesthetic changes and the new widgets cannot change the order of shortcuts.

If the customer is part of this variant of tests, but does not have access to the resources, it is possible to activate it manually from the experiments page by typing “Chrome://flags” in the search bar of the app. Then enable the “Quick Action Search Widget” and “Dino Variant” tools – these “flags” come in the stable version of the app, but don’t currently work.

The aesthetic update was originally featured in the Chrome Canary 93 release, but some buttons didn’t work. The new widgets are similar to those already available on iOS. That said, the company has recently updated the look of these features across several services, such as Drive and Keep, and standardized the look for Android 12 with the Material You language.

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