Google’s Rolling Out a New Smart Display UI


Google is working on its new range of Nest branded Smart Displays. The displays have received all sorts of updates in these few days including additional clocks and a new Routines shortcut. Google is now rolling out a new Smart Display UI with a revamped home screen.

This new home screen is rolling out to both devices – The Nest Hub and its bigger brother, the Nest Hub Max. The default/rest state of Smart Displays is and remains the Ambient Mode/Photo Frame.

When you tap or interact with the display, you’ll be taken to the home screen of cards for YouTube, Google News, audio controls, and more. The background used to be stark white, while the left-hand side showed the time/date and weather with a three-day forecast.

Additionally, the dedicated weather forecast has been removed. The time/date are larger and moved to the bottom-left corner, while the weather is limited to an icon, temperature, and high/low. Third-party Smart Displays from Lenovo and JBL should see Smart Display UI  revamp given the usual level of feature