Still Disappointing - now with useless feeds which I can't disable. I used to be able to hold Home and manually select text on any page, which would then get passed to search. This was recently replaced with "[What's on my screen?]", which attempts to parse the page automatically. This never guesses what I'm after and most of the time just says it can't find anything at all.
First tab no longer lets you swipe right to dismiss an item from your feed and instead requires a complicated two-step "tap and select" procedure. The other tabs still work as expected. I'll raise my rating when this bug is fixed.
1. New Feed system is disappointing. I avoid using the application for headlines etc. 2. Voice search does not work from lock screen. 3. Original "Now on Tap" was better implemented. 4. Google search assistant unnecessarily pops up and starts listening. 5. Assistant should keep up a query as a conversation. Saying "Ok Google" Gain and again is very irritating. 6. The weather notification always shows the "Helpful/Not Helpful" buttons, even after pressing.
Worked well until now. Suddenly, I'm being pushed in to using these Google cards which are annoying, to put it mildly. At least give me the option to disable this excess bloat on my phone. Don't like the extra pane on my screen and don't like it that I can't turn it off either. Perfect illustration of 'If it works, don't screw with it.'
Regarding the recent update, I did not want this bloated excess forced into an extra pane on my home screen. It does not add any value that other apps I already have. The random garbage news is especially bad. It defaults to to make things turned on. I'd like to see these new "features" removed or the ability to completely disable them. Update: somehow figured out how to remove that panel, but new update put it back again. Wasteful resource hog that I don't want, and can't disable!
I hate the stories. I can't get rid of them. I'm not following any topics. I keep pressing not interested but there's still always stories vaguely connected to random things I've Googled. I don't want to see any of it. I just went the search bar and a blank background when I open the app.
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