Android 13 Beta 2 was released at Google I/O in May, and it includes a slew of new features and design tweaks. A brand-new home screen search experience is also included in the latest update, which seamlessly integrates on-device and online search with pleasing animation. As if that isn’t enough, you can also pin your most recent search queries to your home screen in the new experience.
The new search experience is accessible through the search bar at the bottom of the Pixel home screen and the drawer search when you swipe up someplace on the screen, as originally hinted by Mishaal Rahman when he inspected code in prior Android 13 versions. Google Search’s input box used to be a separate app, but now it’s integrated into the launcher, with a Material You-colored backdrop that matches your wallpaper.
At the top of the keyboard, there is a row of app recommendations and a list of recent searches. The search may be cancelled by either swiping down or making a home motion on your phone.
It is no longer necessary to press any keys to use the keyboard; instead, you can just navigate through your applications by sliding upwards on the home screen to display the app drawer.
Overall, the experience has improved greatly, with the launcher now taking care of everything instead of merely providing a shortcut to the Google Search app. The search and launcher interfaces work together seamlessly, which is considerably more seamless than switching between two separate programmes would be. For some time now, third-party launchers have been working with Sesame shortcuts to provide a device-wide search experience that is handled entirely by them, interface-wise.
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