There are few things that Google likes more than tweaking the appearance of the Google Assistant slightly. Over the past few months we have seen how it received a more compact design and after extensive testing the new one is now enabled for all users. design with a light bar.
You won’t need a Google Pixel to have the new Google Assistant design, and this new look seems to be activate all users
Light bar instead of circles
What happens when you press the button to launch the Google Assistant depends on your mobile. In some, the edges of the screen are highlighted like when you take a screenshot and in others it just pops up, nothing more. What changes is the wizard window itself, which ultimately chose a more compact design
This design has been “in test” for a few months, although the latest innovation is the standardization of the light bar, at the bottom of the window. It’s the equivalent of colored circles that move and respond to sound to indicate that the Google Assistant is listening to you.
These little circles disappear and change by a horizontal color bar that reacts to sound and turns into an Assistant logo as soon as you’re done speaking. This bar is available with a light and dark theme.
This is not the only change, and it is that the Assistant Home screen can be expand to display some suggestions extra to ask the wizard, in addition to having a simpler design where several buttons have been rearranged and the “updates for you” removed
Via | 9to5Google