Google is on a spree to roll out new features to its various products. Recently it added new features or did some changes to its products like Google Search and Calendar. Now, the company is introducing a bunch of new features and updating the look of Assistant-powered smart displays in a big way. Smart displays such as the Nest Hub and others will now get a new, more intuitive UI, dark mode, and the ability to see calendar events from more than one Google account. Google will start rolling out the update starting this week.
The new UI will make it easier for users to interact with the display and access the information they’re looking for. The biggest change comes with a new home screen that will provide contextual information to users depending on their habits and the time of the day. It now divides functions into a few different sections.
New Features to Smart Displays
Google has done a significant change to the home screen of Assistant smart displays. It now divides the information into five different sections depending upon the time of the day, Media, Discover, Home Control, and Communicate. These will be accessible from tabs at the top of the screen. Depending upon the time of the day, the tab will change its title to Your Morning, Your Afternoon, or Your Evening and present various cards of information that Google finds relevant to you at that time. These may include news reports, calendar events for the day, tappable titles for playing music, and so on.
The other significant new feature is the dark mode. Assistant-enabled smart displays’ users can now activate a dark theme to make the panel easier on their eyes at night. Dark mode can also be set to change automatically depending on 5he time of the day. Besides this, the update includes another major feature that gives the ability to run multiple accounts. You can use both personal and work accounts on smart displays to manage meetings and calls in one place.
Google has started rolling out the features already, but it may take some time for them to reach everyone.