Google seems to have an obsession with making things round. Be it their logo, the Chromecast body or the app logos on their Pixel line of phones, if Google can make it rounder than it already is, they will. And they've reaffirmed their commitment to roundness yet again today, with minor UI changes to Google Search and the Google app on Android.
These minor UI changes are small but thoroughly welcome additions to the search screen; they've adjusted some of the spacing, typefaces and font sizes on the screen to create a look that's cleaner, easier on the eyes and more helpful in terms of finding the information you need as fast as possible. And, of course, they've rounded all the buttons they could get their hands on. An example can be seen below with a recipe card in Google Search.
These UI changes, which add subtle hints of contrast to make things easier to find, generally seem positive.
A number of users are reporting that you may find changes like this when using Google Search via Chrome, as opposed to jumping into the Google app and looking for changes. The rollout seems more widely focused on Chrome, as opposed to the Google app; however, we can expect to see these UI changes finding their way to the app and other Google services over the next few days to weeks.
What do you guys think? Are you a fan of Google's long withstanding commitment to making every UI element as round as possible, or are you resisting the war on boxes? Have you received these UI changes on your device? Do you think they make things easier to find? Let us know what you think in the comments section, or tell us how you feel over in our Android forums.
via Android Police