The navigation bar of the Google app saves space on tablets.

Google is introducing changes to its apps for foldables, tablets, and other devices. We’ve seen enhancements like better drag-and-drop support, enhanced multi-column layouts, and more. One of the apps that now looks better on these devices is the Google Search app, which moved its bottom bar to the left side when it makes sense.

Google has introduced a new layout for tablets based on landscape mode. On these devices, you still have some unused space on the right and left sides of the main content. If you need more options, use these navigation rails instead!

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Navigation rails aren’t as commonly seen outside of desktop computers as they should be. Web pages with them are pretty uncommon and they’re only slowly making their way into Android apps, giving us a much-needed break from scrolling down the page. It’s great to see Google demonstrating how awesome and helpful it can be in recent iterations, which could mean that a lot more apps will use this brilliant pattern going forward.

When the new design was released, it only appeared to be limited to certain screen sizes. However, it’s clear that even foldable-based tablets would benefit from this type of UI change.

The app keeps your navigation experience simple and easy. With the new beta version, you can now access discover, search, and collections in a more convenient way by scrolling to the bottom rail.

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