Material You Stories Yesterday
Material You Stories May 11
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Material You Stories April 26
Android 13 Beta 1: 12 new dual tone ‘Basic colors’ and Material You theme styles
As part of the first Android 13 Beta, Pixel phones now have 12 new options for “basic color” themes that aren’t based on your current wallpaper, along with a handful of alternate Material You color theme styles.
Material You Stories April 21
Material You Stories April 5
It was only a couple of months ago that the Google Phone app was spotted preparing a revamped dialer design with some Material You flare. Now, the update is officially starting to roll out.
Material You Stories March 30
Material You Stories March 22
Android 13’s second developer preview adds a handful of new Material You styles, but they’re not very easy to access at this point. Barely a week later, though, the fun app Repainter has added support for Android 13’s new Material You styles.
Repainter app for Material You simplifies setup on Google Pixel devices
Repainter is a fun app for Android 12 and beyond that gives users more control over the customized colors of Material You. With its latest update, Repainter is picking up an advanced new trick, as well as simplifying setup on Google Pixel devices.
Material You Stories March 21
Material You Stories March 17
For Android 13, Google has been working to expand Material You’s dynamic color system to offer different color theme styles. Here’s how to try them out early.
Material You Stories March 15
At this point, Google’s biggest Android apps have been updated with Material You. Redesigns are widely rolled out, but widget availability varies depending on whether you have a Pixel or Samsung device running Android 12. The following is our running tally of which Google app Material You widgets are available where.
Material You Stories March 10
Repainter’s latest update adds quick settings toggle, separate color controls on Pixel and One UI
Material You offers easy customization for Android in ways we’ve never seen officially, but it’s only so flexible. Repainter was released early this year as a neat way to enhance Material You colors, and in its latest update, the app is adding a quick settings toggle as well as the ability to separate colors used for accents and the background.
Material You Stories March 9
Material You Stories March 6
Material You Stories March 2
Back in October, Google updated its excellent Recorder app with a redesign. Version 3.5 of Google Recorder is rolling out today with a handful of Material You tweaks and a Quick Settings tile on Pixel.
Material You Stories February 25
Material You elements quickly took over various Google apps in the lead-up and following the rollout of Android 12, but it seems Google isn’t done. Hidden in the latest Google Phone update is a new dialer design that has some familiar Material You elements.
Material You Stories February 17
Material You Stories February 15
Google explains how Material You balances Dynamic Color with colors predefined by apps
Dynamic Color today is implemented across most first-party Google apps on Android. During the development process, the Material Design team had to reconcile the wallpaper-derived color palette with those that were hard-coded by the application/developer. A recent blog explains the solution Material You arrived at.
Material You Stories February 10
Google has shared info on how, starting with Android 13, any app can offer their own Themed Icon to appear in the Pixel Launcher and more.
Android 12 introduced a brand new design language, and Google is working to make sure it’s consistently adopted by all OEMs. For the benefit of app developers, the company announced today that Material You Dynamic Color is specifically coming to Android devices from Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, realme, Xiaomi, and Tecno.
Material You Stories February 8
According to a new report, Google may be requiring makers of phones and tablets on Android 12 to include a dynamic color system like used for Material You on Pixel phones.
Material You Stories January 31
Material You’s colors make Android 12 fun, but custom options aren’t built into the system. Repainter is a third-party app that adds that functionality, and with its stable release, the app is adding better support for Samsung devices on Android 12 and more.
Material You Stories January 19
With Android 12, Google introduced Material You, a colorful third-generation of Material Design which will eventually expand beyond Android. To that end, Google has begun experimenting with bringing Material You design cues to Chrome OS.
Material You Stories January 13
With Android 12 having been a massive overhaul to the platform’s visual makeup, at least on Pixel phones, Android 13 is mostly expected to be a relatively minor update on that front. As details have started to leak out, though, one thing that certainly has our attention is Android 13’s potentially-greater control over Material You.
Material You Stories December 7, 2021
Material You Stories December 6, 2021
Android 12 offers wallpaper-based colors to apps and the system, and it really shines in Material You’s design on Pixel phones. With today’s latest update, Google Pixel devices can now extend those colors to the boot animation.
Material You Stories December 2, 2021
Material You Stories December 1, 2021
Material You Stories November 23, 2021
How to customize your Google Pixel 6 homescreen
Android 12 brings a lot of key features to Google’s Pixel devices. From Material You to helpful privacy settings that block out your precise location, there are plenty of options to play with. One aspect you’ll likely see the most, though, is the homescreen. Fortunately, you can customize every aspect of it to fit your needs.
Material You Stories November 22, 2021
Material You Stories November 9, 2021
Google Maps gets Material You bottom bar, but no Dynamic Color yet
Material You Stories November 3, 2021
It’s finally rolled out to all Pixel phones, but even with that “stable” release, Android 12 feels relatively unfinished. One interesting problem that’s made it into Android 12’s final release sees apps and games force stopped, almost as if they’re crashing, when you change your wallpaper.
Material You Stories November 1, 2021
Material You Stories October 29, 2021
Material You Stories October 28, 2021
Material You Stories October 27, 2021
Google Translate, an Android app that has been long overdue for an overhaul, has gotten a Material You redesign this evening, but it may be exclusive to the Pixel 6.
As part of this year’s Android Dev Summit, Google has unveiled a suite of new tools for developers, making it easier to use the new Material You design language and create apps for larger screens.
Material You Stories October 25, 2021
Material You Stories October 19, 2021
Material You Stories October 18, 2021
In a very welcome change from what we previously expected, the Google Weather Material You widgets are now live on existing Pixel phones with the latest Google app beta.
Material You Stories October 15, 2021
Google is rolling out an update to the “Sounds” app on Pixel phones that introduces a Material You redesign, as well as the new “Material Adventures” collection.
Material You Stories October 14, 2021
The Pixel Stand app has gotten an update, bringing a Material You redesign along with preparations for the fans in the upcoming second-generation Pixel Stand.
Material You Stories October 12, 2021
Material You Stories October 11, 2021