Google I/O 2023 was held last week, the already classic annual conference where the company took the opportunity to talk about its new chatbot Bard and introduce the new Pixel tablet and Pixel Fold, in addition to showing a few brushstrokes of what would New aspect of Android TV OS.
Android TV OS is the base operating system on which both Android TV and Google TV are built. The first is primarily used for smart TVs, and the second is more oriented towards streaming devices like Chromecast and some TV boxes, although both share essentially the same foundation and a similar interface.
What Google recently revealed during Google I/O are the design guidelines that developers should use when building apps for this system. The intention is to streamline the development of these applications with a new set of components and a new Views section.
The new Android TV interface will look a lot like Google TV
This new design guide adds some key reference elements, including buttons, cards, a featured content carousel, immersive lists, a navigation drawer, and a tabbed interface.
To get an idea of what is involved in this new change, it can be summed up by the fact that Android TV will now look even more like Google TV. This way, the interface will appear full of cards with rounded edges and a design that is easy to navigate and friendly to the eyes.
If we stop to think about it, the truth is that it makes a lot of sense, because this new design fits perfectly with what Google is promoting with the Material Design standards for the mobile version of Android. Doing: Greater simplicity and better differentiated classes. Using grids or cards.
They also clarify from Google that this new design line will not be mandatory when developing apps for the Android TV OS, although it is expected that from now on apps published for Android TV and Google TV will be guided by these guidelines. There will be (at least in those apps developed by Google).