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Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

It's been a few years now since Google gave Chrome one of its biggest makeovers to date — a perfect treat (for most) to celebrate the browser's first decade. Its Material makeover ditched the trapezoidal shapes and drab gray for a modern, rounded look that's more in line with Google's updated design system. However, the lack of theming in Chrome's system pages (settings and bookmarks, for example) is a testament to the absence of consistency in Google's implementation of Material Design. But with an upcoming change, it seems like the company finally wants to apply its attractive design language to Chrome in a consistent manner.

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Chrome gets even more colorful with its big Material You revamp

Chrome gets even more colorful with its big Material You revamp

Google announced Material You at this year's I/O conference, and this post-Material Design chapter looks like it's arguably the company's most ambitious move yet. Material You is all about embracing emotion and expression, using humanistic principles like soft shapes and dynamic color theming that adapt to your wallpaper. We've seen Google's radical new design language trickle down to its apps over the last few months — one of them is Chrome, which saw a sprinkle of color extraction when we covered it last month. Now it looks like Google is going all in with Chrome's Material You makeover.

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Get a glimpse of Chrome's Material You theme on Android 12

Get a glimpse of Chrome's Material You theme on Android 12

Google has introduced a new take on Material Design during Google I/O this year, Material You. Its highlighting characteristic is its wallpaper-based dynamic colors, making for beautifully composed interfaces. So far, only a handful of apps have been updated to support these themes, but it looks like Google is hard at work updating its first-party applications to take advantage of the new theming mechanisms. Among them is Chrome, which has just received the first few wallpaper-based elements in the latest under-development version, Chrome Canary v93.

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Chrome for Android is getting a Material You tweak — here's how to enable it

Chrome for Android is getting a Material You tweak — here's how to enable it

Google unveiled a brand new design language for Android 12 last week at this year's I/O conference. It's dubbed Material You, and it employs humanistic principles like pastel color palettes and creative shapes. Google intends to apply its playful design everywhere by next year, and we hope that the transition won't be rough. It looks like the company wants to start off strong, as evidence suggests that Chrome for Android may be in line to get a Material You makeover.

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Everything you need to know about Android 12's big Material You redesign

Everything you need to know about Android 12's big Material You redesign

Google unveiled Material Design at I/O back in 2014. An overarching design system was much-needed — it brought consistency to Google's digital products and allowed developers to easily build apps that looked at home on Android and the web. It has evolved a great deal over the years, but the next major iteration is upon us and it's going to be the biggest overhaul since it launched. Material You, as the name suggests, is all about personalization, and it's coming first to Google Pixels with Android 12 later this year.

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Android 12 has a huge clock

Android 12 has a huge clock

Welcome to the first beta of Android 12! Your official greeting is a big ol' digital clock, front and center on your Pixel's lock screen.

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Android 12's radical new design, Wear OS brought back from the dead, and more: Every big Google I/O announcement

Android 12's radical new design, Wear OS brought back from the dead, and more: Every big Google I/O announcement

Google I/O day one is just about a wrap, and with it came an absolute tsunami of news. Android is getting its biggest design overhaul in half a decade. Wear OS is being completely pivoted — and merging with Samsung Tizen?! Android Automotive is headed to more cars, and as usual, Google announced a smorgasbord of app updates and changes to apps you use every day. We've got all the big news here, and there's a lot of it, so let's buckle down and get through this stuff!

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Google-fy your boring blog with the new Material Design WordPress theme

Google-fy your boring blog with the new Material Design WordPress theme

Last year, Google resuscitated its Material Design blog, and the revival was met with a flurry of new posts. The site covers subjects like color, typography, shape, and transitions—all in the Google-y Material style. The blog's latest entry is particularly interesting, revealing an experiment that makes it easy to apply Material Design to a WordPress site.

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Google resuscitates its Material Design blog to let you know why your app's ugly and annoying to use

Google resuscitates its Material Design blog to let you know why your app's ugly and annoying to use

Fans of Google's so-called Material Design should take note of today's news. AP alum Liam Spradlin is resuscitating Google's Material blog as its new Editor. Today alone, eight new posts were published (more than went up in the last two years), covering subjects from color and typography to shape and transitions, written in terms both developers and design enthusiasts can appreciate and use — ideally, to help make better apps.

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