Apps & Updates Yesterday

Last December, Google announced that its first-party Mirror apps for Google Glass will stop working in February 2020. Ahead of that deadline, the MyGlass for Android companion app has been removed from the Play Store.

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Apps & Updates February 20

Last October, Google tested a drastic revamp to Assistant Updates. More users this evening are encountering the chronologically ordered feed with additional cards and tips.

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Following a new icon and app redesign to coincide with its 15th anniversary, Google Maps is rolling out a new “Go” tab. It groups together the old “Commute” section and other transit-related shortcuts.

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In 2018, Google announced Material Theming with the goal of letting developers better customize Material Design for their applications. One tool released to help designers was the Material Theme Editor, but Google is now shutting it down next month in lieu of upcoming products.

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Hot off the news that user uploads to a cloud library are rolling out, YouTube Music is testing a redesigned Now Playing screen. Compared to the current version, it’s cleaner and has easier to reach key controls.

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Apps & Updates February 19

Search in Gmail can be quite powerful, but that functionality is hidden behind operators and awareness of more advanced techniques. Google today announced “search chips” for Gmail on the web to simplify filtering results.

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