Google is now gradually removing Material Design components from its apps. Google sees current iOS design unique enough to avoid mixing it with Material Design. Users will see less custom components and more system-looking elements in Google apps.

Twitter thread by Jeff Verkoeyen explains the details on this decision.

Apple Developer: Human Interface Guidelines

Reference: Google Apps for iOS to Switch to UIKit After Decade of Material Design, Google Winds Down Material Design for iOS

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Developer:

Study Apple HIG. Use components appropriately.

QA engineer:

Business as usual.

PM/DM:

Avoid using non-standard design styles for mobile platforms. Follow Apple Human Interface Guidelines.

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