Among the many extra vexing adjustments within the Android 12 Betas thus far has been the apparent bug that prompted the search bar/widget constructed into the Pixel Launcher to lose its curves, not simply showing as a hard-edged sq. however with an off-center Google emblem, besides. So far as pedantically tiny frustrations go, it was maddening. Android 12 Beta 5 fortunately fixes that downside, and it appears prefer it will not be a difficulty when it hits secure.

Above: Android 12 Beta 3 and Beta 4. Beneath: Android 12 Beta 5. 

The damaged structure was seemingly tied to among the common search tweaks which might be constructed into Android 12 now and which rolled out extensively with Beta 5. (Maintain a watch out for extra detailed protection on that within the coming minutes.) The brand new look is not fairly the identical as earlier than, because the Google and microphone icons are gone totally changed by the brand new “search your cellphone and extra” textual content. Performance has additionally modified (as famous), and the looks whereas scrolling can also be totally different:

Left: Android 11. Proper: Android 12 Beta 5.

Now the search bar’s background expands to fill the highest of the display screen when scrolling within the app drawer, quite than conserving its regular form on the high of the display screen.

Admittedly, that is hardly essentially the most vital change, nevertheless it does repair an omission that is been irritating the crap out of Android 12 beta testers now for months. For extra on the common search adjustments and different Android 12 options, hold a watch out for our upcoming protection, or test again in later with our Android 12 feature series.