Rather than using a wide widget that goes across the entire display, the Google “pill” was introduced with the Pixel phones. The round design on the new widget looks interesting and unique, but the standard Google Search widget didn’t match up. Now, Google appears to be testing a new look for that widget which adopts a similar look (via Android Police)…

The new 4×1 widget has rounded edges with the “G” logo on one end and the microphone on the other with an off white bar in between. So far it seems like this will only appear through widgets, so it won’t show up at the top of the Google Now Launcher — at least not yet. From first impressions, I personally like it, so fingers crossed that it will roll out on a wider scale soon.

Here’s what the widget looks like running on the Galaxy S7 edge:


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