Google Reportedly Making Home Screen Changes on Nexus Devices Dylan Duarte August 2, 2016 News Nothing gold can stay (though whether or not this is gold is entirely subjective). Google is looking to make some adjustments to the home screen with its next set of Nexus devices. According to reports, Google will be making changes to the app drawer, the Now pane, and the Search widget. Instead of pressing a button to open the app drawer, users will now swipe up in the app drop to open the drawer. The actual look of the dock will change slightly, too, with an iOS-like blurring effect to make apps stand out. Reports say that Google will also be replacing the Search box at the top of the scren with a non-removable calendar widget. The words “non-removable” just sent a chill up my spine. Finally, the side of the screen will now house a little tab with a “G” on it, and dragging that will reveal the Google Now pane. The changes to the app drawer actually sound pretty nice, not that it’s in need of change. The calendar widget sounds frustrating, and the Google Now pane I can give or take, we’ll just have to wait and see. Overall these don’t sound like a big deal, much less something that’s going to make or break the user experience. Share This With The World!