On October 4th, Google introduced a gorgeous redesign for its House app. This redesign is meant to enter public preview in a couple of weeks. However Google by accident despatched an incomplete and slightly-broken model of this redesign to pick customers. And you’ll take a look at it your self by putting in the APK.
Signups for the Google House public preview aren’t open but. However as Android Police studies, a handful of Google followers discovered how to enroll early. They obtained an inner “dogfood” construct of the redesigned app shortly after breaking into the preview program. (Google makes use of “dogfood” branding to warn staff that an app is confidential.)
Some extra screenshots of the app: pic.twitter.com/GZISVDFzOZ
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) October 5, 2022
Now, some customers can’t get the Google House redesign to work on this “dogfood” app. However Mishaal Rahman of Esper.io managed to activate the redesign. His screenshots present that the brand new Google House is a lot better outfitted for giant sensible houses, and that Google’s system of “favorites” and “areas” will assist customers divide segments of their sensible houses into tidy little teams.
Notably, this model of Google House is suitable with Matter. There’s a devoted menu to arrange Matter-enabled units. However testing this function is not possible proper now—Matter 1.0 launched on October 4th, and we’re nonetheless ready for units to realize Matter certification and obtain an replace that permits Matter.
Should you’re impatient or curious sufficient to check this confidential Google House replace, go on and obtain it from APK Mirror. However be warned—it’s kinda damaged, and it in all probability received’t work with your entire sensible dwelling units.
Supply: Mishaal Rahman, Android Police