Google Assistant Interface Update for Voice Options is Rolling Out
Android Police is reporting that the Android update for the Google Assistant interface is rolling out and it is primarily focused around changing the UI for selecting a default voice. In May, Google introduced six additional voice options for users to choose as the default. The new Google Assistant interface assigns colors to the voice options that previously were named #1 – #8 including the two original male and female voices.
The update will only impact users that set English as their default language. It is also limited currently to Android users and will roll out over the next week. There is no indication when or if this interface update will be introduced for iOS users. An obvious question is whether this foreshadows a complete Google Assistant interface overhaul. The horizontal scrolling certainly provides new options for UI feature layout beyond voice option selection.