Android 12 follows its natural go-to-market process, currently lying between previous developer releases and the first beta. Much of its future features have already been disclosed, and customizable themes for the system have been disclosed. Google just made them official, but more importantly, announced the new Android design language.
Google had since Android 5.0 Lollipop, in 2014, to evolve its hardware design. Now Google is breaking away from what we knew so far about Android with the new ‘Material You’. A new design language for the operating system that automatically adapts to the configuration we choose for our mobile phone.
“ Material that you ” will adapt to us and not the other way around
As previously planned based on the leaks, Google offers adaptable themes for Android that change color depending on the desktop background we decide to choose and the color pattern we choose for the system. Widgets, floating windows and quick settings adapt to our settings and they cease to remain unchanged in our style.
Notifications retain their usual structure although changes are made to the way we view them. Now they are grouped together intelligently and differ more clearly from the music player we use. The same happens with quick settings, because now they show us more clearly what is on and what is not, and adopt the color model that “ Material You ” selects as the most suitable for our style.
The new design of Android 12 will be built automatically from the system and promises to be completely personalized, adapting to our tastes according to different personal choices. For example, on the background of the desktop we have chosen. Applications keep the color pattern selected by “ Material You ” even when the settings change
The desktop background we choose will be the source of the custom color pattern that accompanies us throughout the system
The new design language customizes from the thickness of the quick controls that overlap the screen to the thickness of the lines that separate them from the background. We can see it adapting in system clock, icons, playbars and even on the buttons and volume control.
The color pattern will also travel with us from device to device via a Google account.
Google says it has developed the new “Material You” so that we can compose designs for our phone that suit our home or the way we dress. The themes also retain the color patterns even when we are using the system in dark mode. In addition, “Material You” will accompany us wherever we go, even when we change devices. Our style will be transferred to other devices of our property via the Google account
In addition to everything related to the adaptive coloring of the system, Google has redesigned every component of the system so that now we have new widgets for the desktop, in addition to the various floating controls system applications. A radical change from what we have seen in Android for years, and which makes Android 12 a new starting point for the operating system in terms of design.
Google’s new design language for Android 12 It will first arrive on the company’s phones, the Google Pixel, in fall 2021., the date when we should see the Pixel 6 hit the market. Of course, the design will fit all of Google’s proprietary Android apps, leaving none out. Google guarantees that design will find its way to the web, our smart displays, and all kinds of devices.