Last month, our APK Insight team discovered work in progress to integrate Material You with Google Translate’s Android app, even offering an exclusive first look at the redesign in action. As of tonight, an update for Google Translate – version 6.25.0.02.404801591 – started rolling out through the Play Store, allowing some to see the full version of this design.
Notably, Google Translate has never been updated to conform to the second-generation ‘Google Material Theme’, meaning the app has gone from Material Design from 2014 to Material You. The most obvious design tweak, as is often the case with Material You, is the bold use of colors chosen from your device’s wallpaper.
Additionally, where the app was previously centered around its left drawer – a separate relic of 2014 material design – Google Translate’s structure and layout is completely redesigned. As always, the emphasis is on translating simple text, with large controls to switch languages.
At the bottom of the app, you’ll find three buttons to switch to translating from your camera or voice, as well as an option for interpreter mode. At the top you’ll find quick access to your translation history as well as the option to handwrite the word you want to translate.
In our testing, Google Translate’s Material You overhaul only seemed to show up on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices, with our Pixel 5a left out. Once you’ve received the update from the Play Store, you should immediately see the design, if it’s available for your device.
Do you have the redesign of Google Translate on your device? Let us know in the comments including which phone you are using.
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