Google seems to be about to launch Android 12 with its new color-changing design.
To help get ready for the launch, we’ve rounded up all the Material You apps with updates or widgets so far. We should note that these updates are predominantly on Pixel phones, but I have noticed some updates on my OnePlus 9 Pro.
I’ll be sure to mention what apps have been deployed so far and update the list as more apps are deployed for myself and others. MobileSyrup employees. The last time Google made a significant design change, all apps took a while to update to support it. Starting with Android 12, it seems like the tech giant is better prepared, but I’m still waiting for a bit of a delay for all apps to catch up on the color-changing look once the full Android 12 release arrives. this autumn. .
I used a Pixel 4a 5G for most of my tests; You are running the latest beta version of Android 12.
Of course, the first app to be updated was Google’s keyboard app, Gboard. The app is functionally the same as in Android 11, but the buttons are a bit more rounded and it adopts an accent color based on your wallpaper. I have this app on my Pixel 4a 5G.
The Phone app has been updated and the floating action buttons (FAB) are square this time. They also adopt an accent color from your phone. This update is available on my OnePlus 9 Pro, but the colors do not change. Even some of the animations, like the empty voicemail screen, take on their accent color and it looks really good on the Pixel 4a 5G.
The calculator is also updated and looks amazing with a new round button design and constantly changing bright colors. This app is on my Pixel 4a 5G.
The camera app has been slightly updated to take on the accent colors of your wallpaper. I have this update on my Pixel 4a 5G.
The Gmail update, like many of these redesigns, is quite subtle. The background color doesn’t change, but the accent colors do, and the FAB is square this time to match the other apps. This update is now available on my Pixel 4a 5G and my OnePlus 9 Pro. On OnePlus (Android 11), the accent color is locked to blue.
This app takes on a little more color and the background changes slightly to suit your color scheme, but it’s not too noticeable. This update has not reached me yet.
Keep’s update is similar to Google’s, with a subtle background color and brighter accent colors. The only change worth mentioning is that the colorful notes look a bit dull compared to how saturated they were before. I think it’s an improvement as it matches the muted accent colors better. This update has not yet been released to us.
Google Meet doesn’t have much to do with it, aside from some subtle changes to accent colors. I don’t have this update yet.
Google Drive has been updated a bit more with a slightly modified bottom bar that now houses a square action button. All accent colors also match your wallpaper. This application has not yet been implemented for us.
In Documents, accent colors and toolbars are also replaced by the prominent background color. Don’t worry though, the workspace areas still have black or white backgrounds. This update is the same across the Google Work suite, so users of Sheets and Slides for mobile devices can expect the same changes. I don’t have this update yet.
Google Cal users will also get an update, but it won’t look that different as all existing calendar accent colors will still be there.
The Clock app has been updated and looks pretty sharp. That said, it does have a huge “More” button at the bottom of the screen. I found it a bit strange at first, but since then it has grown me and makes a lot of sense in the ‘Stopwatch’ section of the app. This update has been released to me.
The Files app takes on some color in the bottom bar and other accent spots. However, it does have this strange design feature where the top bar is white until it scrolls down and then takes on an accent color. This color doesn’t extend to the notification bar at the top of the screen, so it looks like a strange red bar to me. This update has been released to me.