The latest beta update of the Google app is now available, and it appears to be filled with hints of new features.
A reliable source decided to dig and learn a little more about the inner works of the app. The APK file of the app was downloaded and decompiled with the help of a special program, allowing the observation of interesting lines of code which could mention valuable details. It is important to keep in mind that the features which are present in the beta build of an app may not make the jump to the stable version which is released at a later date.
An advanced gesture tutorial
Google is hard at work on Android 10, which should be released in the following weeks. Several aspects of the OS will be reworked, including gesture navigation. Code found within the Google app mentions that it will offer a tutorial which will teach users to the steps needed to launch the Google Assistant. Users will have to swipe their finger from one of the bottom corners on a diagonal trajectory until a colored strip is visible.
Android Auto will be replaced on smartphones
During the recent I/O conference Google mentioned that the smartphone version of Android Auto would be replaced by Assistant Driving Mode. It seems that this revamped experience will offer a dark mode. Dark mode will be supported and offered by the Assistant and Search apps as well, and users will have the option to enable or disable it according to their wishes.
A fresh Sound Search Widget
The Sound Searchability of the Google Assistant was refreshed in 2018 with the addition of the Now Playing feature, which premiered on the Google Pixel 2. There were two widgets which have now been simplified into a single one, which is more stylish.
Users who wish to test the beta version of the Google app have the option to sign-up on the official website or download the beta build from the Google Play Store.