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Repainter, the Material You theme customizer, is now out of beta

Material You dynamic theming was one of the highlight features of Android 12, as it could change the colors used in applications and across the system based on your current wallpaper. However, it's not super customizable, which is where the Repainter application comes in. After a short time in beta, the first stable release of...

[Update: Rolling out to non-Pixel phones] Google Translate’s Material You redesign debut on the Pixel 6 series

Google officially unveiled the Pixel 6 series last week. The new Pixels bring numerous improvements to the table, including a fresh design, new camera hardware, an in-house SoC, and the latest version of Android. Besides the updated hardware, the new Google phones also debut numerous exclusive software features. One more thing that appears to be...

Google Search starts testing a redesigned image viewer UI on mobile

Google is reportedly testing a new design for the image viewer in Google Search. The updated UI incorporates new design elements that fall in line with the new Material You design guidelines and even work with Android 12's dynamic theming system. According to 9to5Google, the redesign image viewer UI has started rolling out to some users on...

Android 13 leak reveals four new styles for dynamic theming system, gives us a glimpse of notification permissions

The wallpaper-based dynamic theming is one of the biggest highlights of Android 12. The feature, codenamed "monet," generates a rich color palette based on the colors extracted from your wallpaper and then applies them to theme various parts of the system UI and apps. It appears the wallpaper-based theming system is set to get even...

Repainter brings customizable dynamic Material You theming to Android 12 and 12L

Android theming has come a long way, from applying custom overlays via Substratum and now Android 12's Material You wallpaper-based theme engine (codenamed "monet"). Despite all of its high points, Google has yet to publish the resources and libraries on the dynamic theming component of Material You, which is why most third-party apps don’t support...

Android 12 Review: My favorite iteration of Android yet

Android 12 has been here for about a month, and I've been using it as my daily driver on the Google Pixel 6 Pro since its launch. Android 12 represents API level 31, and it arrived in the form of an AOSP source code drop a few weeks before rolling out to Pixel smartphones. In previous...

Material You’s monet theme engine is the big highlight of Android 12, and here’s how it works

By far the biggest change in Android 12 is Material You, the latest version of Google’s Material design language. Material You, as Google describes, “seeks to create designs that are personal for every style, accessible for every need, alive and adaptive for every screen.” When developing Android 12, Google created a new theme engine code-named “monet”...

Here’s how you can customize Android 12’s monet colors without root

Material You’s wallpaper-based theming system launched with Android 12. The theming system creates color palettes based on the dominant color scheme of your wallpaper and applies them to Quick Settings tiles, lockscreen, Settings, pop-ups, and apps.  The theming engine itself is code-named “monet.” Google actually manages to do a pretty decent job at assessing your...

Gmail’s new Material You widget is finally rolling out

When Google unveiled the Pixel 6 series last month, it teased some new Material You widgets for Gmail, YouTube Music, and Google Drive. Google Drive received a redesigned "Suggested files" Material You widget earlier this month, and now Gmail is also joining the party. When Gmail received the Material You redesign in September, Google only touched...

Android 12’s wallpaper-based themes can be abused to make phones laggy and unusable

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 can then...

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...