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A report from AdAge claims that Google Information will quickly be going by means of some extra modifications. In line with the report, Google Information is getting a “new design” and can “incorporate components of the [Google Play] Newsstand app and YouTube.” The brand new Google Information will reportedly be powered by Google’s stripped-down, quick-loading AMP expertise and is predicted to launch at Google I/O 2018.

Google has apparently been speaking to publishers in regards to the design, and AdAge quotes one nameless publishing govt as saying, “It is a consolidation of all of the methods you possibly can work together with information on Google…There are a number of Google companies the place you discover information, and what they’re attempting to do is deliver all of it underneath one model.”

A Google Information redesign is shocking contemplating that the present design is lower than a yr outdated. It is unclear if the present design is simply being tweaked to include YouTube and Play Newsstand or if the entire thing is being scrapped and rebuilt. The report additionally mentions that Google Information will get a brand new app.

Google Play Newsstand is presently an odd hybrid of journal retailer and RSS reader. The report says that Google Play Newsstand goes to shut as a part of the Google Information redesign. That is the second time we have heard of a “Google Play” model getting the axe: Google Play Music can also be anticipated to shut when it merges with YouTube.

It certain sounds just like the awkward “Google Play” branding is slowly dying throughout Google. The Google Play model presently consists of the Google Play Retailer (Android’s app retailer), Google Play Motion pictures & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play Books, and Google Play Newsstand. It could be simple to think about the media apps—Music and Motion pictures & TV—all merging into YouTube. The Android app retailer wants to stay round, in fact, and Google Books may return to being a standalone service.

We’ll know much more after Google I/O kicks off subsequent week, beginning Tuesday, Could eight.

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