Google is going to work on their Now On Tap feature, which debuted with Android Marshmallow last year. According to a new report, Now On Tap is getting a new look with an additional action bar containing quick shortcuts.
Soon, when users press and hold for Now On Tap, they’ll be shown two card layers. The bottom contains nearby places like restaurants, shopping malls and gas stations. The top bar contains a bunch of shortcuts in colorful icons. Some of these include setting a reminder, starting a timer and setting an alarm. Essentially, Google is minimizing the amount of steps needed to take to find nearby locations or carry out an action on your device. Instead of having to first search the term and hope Google does what you’re hoping, it gives the option right front.
What’s cool about this is that when actions are clicked, they may redirect you to the app in which they’re linked to. For example, clicking on ‘start a timer’ may redirect you right into the clock app without you having to do so yourself.
The refreshed look isn’t appearing for everyone just yet. Let us know if you’re seeing it in the comments below.
SOURCE [Android Police]