MATERIAL YOU Posts on XDA

Repainter goes freemium, v2 update brings custom theme sharing support

For those who like to tinker with the Material You dynamic color theming on a regular basis, the Repainter app from Danny Lin is a great way to style your rooted device with seemingly endless possibilities. The app also works without root access on Samsung Galaxy devices and select Google Pixel phones. Its $4.99 price...

Google Translate gets a new “Translate Quick Actions” widget with Material You design

After years of neglect, home screen widgets finally received a big facelift in Android 12. The new widgets follow Material You guidelines and are more useful, responsive, and interactive. Many popular Google apps such as Gmail, YouTube Music, Google Drive, and Maps have already received refreshed home screen widgets. Now one more Google app is...

Android 13 Beta 1 brings new color and theming options to the Wallpaper & style app on Pixel devices

Google dropped the first Android 13 beta release yesterday, introducing quite a few notable features. As mentioned in our original coverage, the first beta build brings more granular permissions for media file access, better error reporting in Keystore and KeyMint, and anticipatory audio routing. But Android 13 Beta 1 seems to have more in store...

[Update: Rolling out] Google Phone app tests a Material You redesign for the dial pad

Google Phone has greatly evolved over the last few years, going from a basic dialer app to one of the most powerful phone calling apps. Over time, it has gained several notable features, including call recording, the ability to filter out spam and fraud calls, Automatic Call Screen, Caller ID feature, and much more. Back...

Android 13 might have more Material You color options

Google's Material You was added in Android 12, and we saw that it was finally added to AOSP in Android 12L. Now that it's going to be coming to more OEMs, Google is working on improving it for the release of Android 13, and one of its first improvements looks like it will pack up...

Repainter v1.2.0 brings new Material You theme styles for unrooted Android 13 and OneUI 4.x devices

We've seen Android theming change and grow over a long period of time, starting with custom overlays via Substratum and now moving on to Android 12‘s Material You wallpaper-based theme engine (codenamed “monet”). Google recently published the resources and libraries on the dynamic theming component of Material You, too, though prior to its publication, Google’s implementation...

Repainter v1.1.0 brings separate accent/background color selection and a new QS tile

In January this year, XDA Senior Member kdrag0n released a new app called Repainter. The app unlocks the full potential of Material You's dynamic theming and lets users customize various aspects without requiring root access. The app is getting even better with its latest update, and it now lets you pick separate accent and background...

Android 12L brings Google’s Monet theming engine to AOSP

One of the most notable features of Android 12 is the new wallpaper-based dynamic theming system, codenamed "Monet." The theme engine automatically pulls colors from your wallpaper and applies them to the system UI and supported apps. However, this cool feature has been exclusive to Google's Pixel phones so far. But that's set to change...

Google Play Store to soon get new Material You buttons

Material You is Google's latest design language for Android, Chrome OS, Wear OS, and beyond. Over the last months, we have seen Google slowly but steadily updating many of its popular apps with Material You elements. Google Play Store received a partial Material You redesign back in October, bringing a pill-shaped search bar, updated bottom...

Google Recorder app updated with new Material You tweaks and Quick Settings tile

Over the past months, we have seen Google updating many of its popular apps to comply with Material You guidelines. The Google Recorder app received a Material You makeover in October last year. The update brought rounded buttons and other UI changes, complete with dynamic theming support. Google is rolling out a new update to...

Android 12’s dynamic theming could come to more platforms as Google releases the Material Color Utilities library

Google is serious about Material You's dynamic theming system. The company evidently wants more Android OEMs to offer a theming engine (Monet, or something similar) on Android 12 devices, but that doesn't seem to be the extent of Google's plans for its wallpaper-based theming system. The company has now open-sourced the Material Color Utilities code...

Google confirms Material You dynamic themes will appear on more devices

The headline feature of Android 12 was Material You, a dynamic theme system that generates a color palette from your wallpaper and applies that across the system and some applications. However, Google's theme engine wasn't initially available for other manufacturers to use, so companies like Samsung or Xiaomi had to make their own implementations or...