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Google Feed Tests Search Option Removal From Pixel Launcher

Posted On: Jan 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Google Feed Tests Search Option Removal From Pixel Launcher

Several Pixel and Pixel 2 owners began noticing that Google Feed no longer displays a search bar. Normally on the stock Pixel Launcher, users can access their news feeds by swiping to the right from the home screen. The feed will be displayed with relevant news articles and at the top of that list, users can also tap a search bar to explore the web through Google's popular engine. That feature, however, seems to be disappearing from a number of Pixel smartphones. Instead, many people have seen the full Google logo stationed in the area where the search bar used to reside. The logo changes its text color from the classic red, blue, green, and yellow to pure white regardless of whether the dark of light mode is used. At the moment, there doesn't appear to be any location or version dictating which devices exhibit the altered Google Feed. As far as we can tell, the variance turns out to be conducted using a type of A/B testing on various Google Pixel and Pixel 2 devices.
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