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Gboard’s new Dynamic Color theme syncs with your wallpaper on Android 12

Google unveiled the latest iteration of its Material design language at I/O earlier this year. The company is calling its new design language "Material You", with the "You" signifying the importance that Google has placed on personalization. In Android 12, a new theme engine code-named "monet" dynamically generates a palette of colors based on your...

Android 12 Beta 3 Changelog: All the new features and changes!

Google released the third beta of Android 12 earlier today, and it comes with a litany of changes and improvements over the previous beta release. We're still a bit away from the stable release of Android 12, though, but when it does, many users will be in for a surprise. Android 12 is shaping up...

Android 12 for Android TV will finally bring native 4K UI and refresh rate switching

Android 12 Beta 3 launched for Pixel phones earlier today, and with it came a new beta update for Android TV as well. The previous Android TV 12 betas were a bit lackluster, but the latest beta brings some much-awaited features, making Android 12 the most exciting update to the Android TV platform in years....

Android 12 Beta 3 is here with scrolling screenshots, smarter auto-rotate, and more!

We're only a few builds away from the stable release of Android 12, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. Google released three developer previews before holding its I/O developer conference back in May, and since I/O, we've been treated to two betas. The first beta brought some of the major design changes Google...

Google details Android 12’s new game dashboard tool and gaming mode APIs

At its annual Google for Games Developer Summit, Google unveiled several new features for mobile gamers and game developers. Select devices running the latest version of the Android OS — Android 12 — will have access to a new game dashboard utility. Through this dashboard, users will have access to key utilities and can select...

Android 12 can let you play games before they’re done downloading

Today, the games team at Google kicked off the annual Google for Games Developer Summit. At the Summit, Google unveiled new tools and solutions to make game development easier on Android and Chrome OS. That's not all, though. The company also unveiled a new feature aimed at improving the experience of delivering games to users....

Google teases a “transformational feature” for Android 12 and new game mode APIs

I/O is Google's biggest developer conference each year, and this year's event is where we saw the unveiling of Android 12. I/O isn't the only Google-led developer conference that shares Android news, however. On Monday, the 2021 Google for Games Developer Summit kicks off with hours of keynotes spanning two days. Ahead of the event,...

This app brings Android 12’s Privacy Dashboard to older phones

Android 12 is one of the biggest updates to the Android platform we have seen in years. The new release not only introduces a brand new design language with a dynamic theme engine, but it addresses many privacy woes that Android has long faced with features like the Privacy dashboard. Google first showed off Android...

Material You’s dynamic theming goes live in more parts of Google Chrome

A big attraction of Material You, Google's newest design language, is the new theming system that automatically extracts colors from your wallpaper and applies it to various parts of the system UI and apps. Although there isn’t a long list of apps that support Material You’s dynamic color theming at the moment, Google is already...

New Jetpack library adds backward compatibility for Android 12’s Splash Screen API

With the release of the third developer preview of Android 12, Google added a new platform API for apps to customize their app's splash screen. Although Android 12 automatically generates a splash screen that shows the app's icon on a light or dark background, developers can customize the splash screen with a custom icon or...

Google Play System Update now shows percent progress on the boot animation

With the release of Android 10 back in 2019, Google debuted Project Mainline, an initiative that lets Google directly deliver updates to key Android components. The goal was to bolster security, protect privacy, and improve developer consistency by standardizing certain system components and delivering updates to them on a consistent schedule. The mechanisms of Project...

This third-party library brings Android 12’s Material You theming to any app

Material You is the latest revision of Google's design language. With Material You, Google is emphasizing personalization, which is why in Android 12, there's a new dynamic theming system that recolors your UX using colors extracted from your wallpaper. This dynamic theming system, code-named "monet", went live in Android 12 Beta 2, but Google has...