Google is trying with Discover widgets New Look cards On desktop

This Google homepage will always be noted for having a simple UI with a search area at the top. Google Search is now testing a set of widgets on the desktop browser for a Discover-like experience.

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This cards may be seen at the bottom of Google.com. In the bottom-right corner, there’s a “Hide content” button, and Google notes your zip code/city and says the information is “based on your prior behaviour.” Six cards are available when the window is completely extended, and they all expand on hover.

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Google Search widgets on desktop web

🔎Weather

🔎Trending

🔎What to Watch

🔎Stocks

🔎Local Events

🔎COVID News

Tapping brings up the full site result, along with the Knowledge Panel card and/or Google Search experience. The number of cards displayed is determined by the size of your screen, and there is no way to navigate between them without physically enlarging the window.

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Today, we’re only seeing this on two Google Accounts, across several signed-in devices. As a result, this is most likely a test to see if a complete rollout is necessary.

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This gives users a Google Discover-like experience without requiring them to wade through yet another feed. Back in 2018, the business was certain that Discover would not be going to the desktop browser – just mobile.

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What Google Search is trying today is similar to widgets in that it adds functionality to a popular online destination without interfering with the clean user experience. Of course, the weather is the most helpful feature, and this is a preferable alternative to the increasingly crowded Chrome New Tab page. It also has a resemblance to the iGoogle dashboard.

Upcoming Google Pixel 6 teaser release.

 Google has released a new trailer for its upcoming Pixel 6, which includes footage of how the smartphone is used in the real world. The entry comes a little over a month after Google released the first official images of the upcoming device, showing rather than actual photographs. On its Instagram page, Google also teased the phone in a new post that may provide some hints as to when its official launch might take place after “this fall.”

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As noted by Android police, the clock widgets in these images show the date as “Tuesday 19”. And yes, October 19 falls on Tuesday. That’s a bit later than when Google announced the Pixel 5 last year (September 30).

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