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Google Messages is working to support Android 12's fun new themes

Google Messages is working to support Android 12's fun new themes

One of the coolest changes in Android 12 so far is the new Material You dynamic theming system, which changes system colors to match your background in a way that's downright beautiful — or, at least, way less boring than before. Eventually, apps will take advantage of it too, but they'll need to be updated to accommodate it, and the first signs of such support are starting to appear in Google Messages.

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Look at how flexible (and colorful) Android 12's new UI theming is in this gallery

Look at how flexible (and colorful) Android 12's new UI theming is in this gallery

Android 12 beta 2 debuted the new operating system's much-anticipated automated theming system, which adjusts the colors of your phone's entire interface to match and complement the background wallpaper of your choice. We've been playing with it for the last day, but for a perfect example of why you'll want to check it out, we turn to Ars Technica Reviews Editor and Android Police alumnus Ron Amadeo.

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Android 12's app switcher now has a boring opaque background

Android 12's app switcher now has a boring opaque background

Themes are a big part of Android 12, offering all-new ways for customizing your phone as much as you want. Unfortunately, there are a couple of places where it seems like Google has locked everyone into a single visual element. In Android 12 Beta 2, the Recent apps page has replaced your wallpaper with a new solid backdrop that uses Monet to pull colors from your wallpaper.

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Android 12's wallpaper-based Material You themes are finally here

Android 12's wallpaper-based Material You themes are finally here

Android 12's long-awaited "Monet" wallpaper theming system is a big part of the Material You redesign we've been anticipating, and as of Beta 2, it's here. Change your wallpaper, and system colors and accents change pick up on its cues to build you your very own unique matched theme, changing everything from background colors for certain UI elements to stronger accents and even some icons.

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Android 12's dynamic theming will still let you choose your own awful colors if you insist

Android 12's dynamic theming will still let you choose your own awful colors if you insist

Among the bigger changes coming to Android 12 is the new "Monet" dynamic theming system that pulls colors from your background. It's not user-facing in the beta releases yet, but there was already some concern that you'd have to simply accept whichever colors it chose from your background. Thankfully, Google tells us that you'll be able to select your own colors instead if you prefer.

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Here’s what Android 12's wallpaper-based themes will look like

Here’s what Android 12's wallpaper-based themes will look like

Before the first Android 12 developer preview landed last week, a leak suggested that the upcoming release could sport a significant redesign with colors based on the active wallpaper. And while the initial Android 12 release doesn't look too different from its predecessor, there are quite some changes hidden beneath the surface, like a redesigned lockscreen and notification shade as well as UI elements dunked into baby blue — initial evidence of advanced theming options. Thanks to some digging by ROM developer @kdrag0n on Twitter, it looks like the leak is correct.

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