Only a little while Google released it’s beta testing program for the search app letting public users to test the new features in the Google Search App before they are included in the official release on the Play Store. The search app has seen a few improvements over the last few months, and today’s update brings back some functionality from previous versions of the app which will definitely make some users of the app happy.
In the update that’s rolling today (version 5.8 beta) of the company’s search app the “auto-rotate” option for your device’s home screen has been re-introduced. Which this new beta update, you can now get that feature back providing that your device is running the latest beta version. Once you receive the update from the Play Store, just long-press on your home screen, select Settings, then turn on the toggle next to Allow Rotation.
That’s not the only feature that Google has added back into the mobile search app. This beta version also introduces an automatic icon adjustment feature in the company’s other app- the Google Now Launcher, which is a launcher for your Android device. This feature will make all the icons on your device roughly the same size on the home screen and in the app drawer, instead of having each application display a different-sized icon which is currently the case.
Both of these new features are really cool, but it’s a shame that for the time being at least, the app re-sizing will only work with the company’s Google Now Launcher.
If you haven’t already signed up to the beta testing program, you must visit the Google+ site, request to join and then download or update the update to the newest version of the beta app on the Play Store.