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Android 12 is dropping manual font and icon customization in favor of Material You

Android 12 is dropping manual font and icon customization in favor of Material You

The wait for Android 12 grows shorter by the day, and thanks to monthly beta updates, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect this fall. Google's introducing a whole new look with Material You, complete with automatic customization options based on your wallpaper. Unfortunately, it seems like some of the tools available in Android 11 won't be making the jump to the latest version.

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Your conversations with Google Assistant are getting a new look

Your conversations with Google Assistant are getting a new look

Google Assistant has come a long way since its earliest days on Android. New advancements like Continued Conversations have made it possible to issue multiple commands without repeating context or wake words, with answers appearing in a single thread. A new update to the Google app on Android makes it easier to read Assistant's replies in the app without squinting at tiny text.

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Google releases Chrome 87 with new PDF viewer, system font access for web apps, and more (APK Download)

Google releases Chrome 87 with new PDF viewer, system font access for web apps, and more (APK Download)

Chrome 86 was a fairly massive update, with support for the Native File System API, various interface improvements, and new experiments to try out. Almost exactly one month later, Chrome 87 is starting to roll out to desktop and mobile platforms. There are more than a few exciting changes in store, so let's dive in!

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eBay's dark mode is official, rolling out to everyone through July

eBay's dark mode is official, rolling out to everyone through July

Phones are only slowly getting updated to Android 10, which is the first iteration of the OS that introduced a proper system-wide dark theme. That's why developers are only slowly adding the eye-soothing mode to their applications, but now a popular sales platform is finally on board with a new color variation: eBay. The e-commerce giant has announced that it's launching a dark mode for its Android (and iOS) app.

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Google Docs gets new fonts to improve reading speed, so now everyone can reject your screenplay much faster

Google Docs gets new fonts to improve reading speed, so now everyone can reject your screenplay much faster

Today Google has announced that Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides have access to a small pile of new "Lexend" family of fonts meant to make reading a bit easier. Based on a bit of research which claims that character size, spacing, and stretch can enhance understanding if customized to reading speed, the new fonts come in eight different widths from "Zetta" to "Deca."

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[Update: More colors] Android Q developer options include accent color, font, and icon shape customization

[Update: More colors] Android Q developer options include accent color, font, and icon shape customization

When the folks at XDA developers caught a look at an Android Q image early, one of the things they spotted was a pile of new options for theming the look of the operating system. At the time, we thought it might have merely been a test demonstrating easier OEM-level customization, but theming has persisted into the Android Q Beta 1.

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YouTube video titles are bolder, smaller, and fit more words on your screen

YouTube video titles are bolder, smaller, and fit more words on your screen

There's nothing more frustrating (hyperbole) than scrolling through YouTube, finding a video that seems interesting, except the title is cut off and all you see is "March 20..." Is it 2000? 2019? Any other year in between? You have to click to find out. But that will happen less frequently now, as the video service's Android app is rolling a small redesign to its video titles, using a bolder and smaller font.

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Android Q may have font, icon, and accent color customization options

Android Q may have font, icon, and accent color customization options

Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, given the pre-release nature of the software being examined, but the folks at XDA Developers have discovered what appear to be extra customization options hidden in the leaked Android Q build they've been tearing through. Although the settings aren't user-facing, a few new so-called "overlay" packages were found in the image which allow for changing between a handful of pre-installed fonts, icon shapes, and accent colors.

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[Update: Live in Dev channel] Chrome OS will soon use the Google Sans font

[Update: Live in Dev channel] Chrome OS will soon use the Google Sans font

Google's new UI font, the aptly-named 'Google Sans,' has been appearing in many of the company's apps and sites lately. The next target for Google Sans seems to be Chrome OS, according to a new code commit on the Chromium Gerrit.

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[Update: Replaced by 4.5.8] OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.7 update brings stabilization to 4K video and a new system font

[Update: Replaced by 4.5.8] OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.7 update brings stabilization to 4K video and a new system font

One of the bigger drawbacks reviewers noticed with the OnePlus 5 was the lack of image stabilization when recording video in 4K. Well, as of today that's one problem the OnePlus 5 doesn't have anymore. Right now a staged rollout is progressing for OxygenOS 4.5.7, which brings with it EIS for 4K recording (which looks amazing), as well as a handful of bug fixes, optimizations, security patch updates, and a new font. 

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