The Google Search bar widget may be getting a new look to match the Pixel


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:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:



Breaking news for Android. Get the latest on apps, carriers, devices, and more!


Stay up to date on news from Google headquarters. Be the first to learn about plans for Android, Google Plus, Google Apps, and more!

Google Search

About the Author

Ben Schoon

Ben is a writer and video producer for 9to5Google.

Find him on Twitter @NexusBen. Send tips to or encrypted to

Ben Schoon's favorite gear

Fitbit Versa 3

The best Android smartphones