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Google explains the reasoning behind Android 12’s Internet Quick Settings tile

Android 12 has a ton of visual changes, the biggest of which is Material You. Material You’s dynamic colors feature makes use of monet, a new theme engine introduced in Android 12 — and currently exclusive to Pixel phones — to extract colors from your wallpaper and generate a rich palette of pastel colors. Apps...

Experience Material You theming on older phones with Lawnchair 12

Popular third-party homescreen replacement app Lawnchair made a comeback earlier this year with Lawnchair 11 -- a major update that packed several new features and integrated code changes from AOSP's Launcher3. Now, the developers behind the launcher have released the first alpha build of Lawnchair 12, which brings an all-new look and features from Android...

Google Recorder gets Material You redesign and dynamic theming support

Following the Pixel 6 series launch earlier this week, Google rolled out the first Android 12 stable update to eligible Pixel devices. Along with the Android 12 stable release, Google has also started rolling out updates for some of its apps with new Material You elements, widgets, and dynamic theming support. For instance, the Google...

The new Assistant weather widget has started rolling out to some users

Google seems to have started rolling out the new Assistant weather widget that we spotted in a teardown last month. The widget is reportedly available on Pixel devices running Android 12 beta 5, and it should roll out more widely following the Pixel 6 launch later today. In case you missed our previous coverage, the new...

Google Translate prepares to add quick access to your translation history

Over the past weeks, Google has rolled out Material You redesign to many of its first-party apps. From Google Chrome and Gmail to Google Keep and Google Play Store, most major Google apps have been updated with Material You design guidelines. However, some apps like Google Translate are still stuck on the old Material design....

Pixel Sounds app gets a taste of Material You in the latest update

With the Pixel 6 launch event just a day away, Google is ramping up the rollout of Material You makeovers for its first-party apps. The latest to get a fresh coat of paint with Material You elements is the Pixel Sounds app -- a collection of ringtones, notifications, and alarms for the Google Pixel. The...

Google Clock gets new Material You widget and five clock styles in the latest update

Google officially dropped the stable Android 12 update last week. While the official Android 12 software won't roll out to Pixel devices for the next few weeks, Google continues to update its first-party apps with Material You design guidelines. The Google Clock app received a significant redesign with Material You colors alongside the Android 12...

Android 12’s Fabricated Overlay API brings back rootless themes

The full stable Android 12 release is right around the corner, and Google has even posted the source code to its AOSP repo. There’s a lot that’s new in Android 12, including an addition to resource overlays called Fabricated Overlays. What was meant as an API to help the system manage the dynamic changes used...

Google Play Store gets Material You dynamic colors on Android 12

Soon after showcasing its new Material You design language at I/O 2021, Google started rolling out design changes to its apps based on the new guidelines. With the Android 12 stable release for Google Pixels right around the corner, the company has significantly ramped up its Material You rollout. We've seen Material You updates recently for...

Live Transcribe prepares to let you transcribe speech while offline

Google launched the Live Transcribe app back in 2019 to aid the hearing impaired in their social interactions. The app makes everyday conversations easier by converting speech to text in real-time. It supports over 70 languages and dialects, and it also gives users the option to add specific words that Google might not recognize and...

YouTube Music rolls out a Material You home screen widget on Android 12

Google revealed its updated design language earlier this year, called Material You, with a greater emphasis on color than the current iteration of Material Design. It also focuses on customizable color palettes, allowing you to change the look and feel of compatible apps. Google has been slowly updating each of its apps to use Material...

Chrome and Gmail get more Material You design changes

Google recently rolled out Chrome 94, and it brings a host of improvements, including a new feature to take scrolling full-page screenshots of web pages. Now, we've learned that the Chrome 94 build also brings some new Material You changes to the app. Along with Chrome, the Gmail for Android app on Chrome OS has...