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Google Contacts is already getting its Material You UI makeover

Google Contacts is already getting its Material You UI makeover

We're still a beta or so away from a stable build of Android 12 becoming available to the public, but that doesn't mean we haven't already seen some ripple effects from its upcoming makeover. A few apps, like Chrome and Camera, have already received minor Material You touch-ups, and today, it's Contacts' turn. A new update to the app brings along some automatic themes, but you can take advantage of some of its fresh look even if you're running Android 11.

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Huge Android 12 leak shows off tons of new features — here's what to expect

Huge Android 12 leak shows off tons of new features — here's what to expect

Android 12 is already available as a developer preview, which we've extensively examined. But it's becoming increasingly clear that Google hasn't spilled all the beans yet and might be planning on some more drastic changes than visible in the currently available pre-release build, and it seems like that gut feeling is right. XDA managed to get its hand on an unreleased build of the upcoming OS and gives us an overview of many potentially upcoming features.

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[Update: Rolling out widely] Latest Play Store visual tweaks adjust search results and border elements

[Update: Rolling out widely] Latest Play Store visual tweaks adjust search results and border elements

Google likes to adjust the Play Store more or less continuously, changing things in big or small ways for a small subset of users before rolling things out (or not) to Android at large. The latest updates to the app seem to be appearing for only a few people, presumably via server-side changes. It's nothing particularly huge - you might not even notice them if you're not looking for them - but it's the sort of tweak we live for.

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[Android M Feature Spotlight] The New Share Menu Is Simplified, Shows Many More Apps At Once Instead Of One Option Per Line

[Android M Feature Spotlight] The New Share Menu Is Simplified, Shows Many More Apps At Once Instead Of One Option Per Line

For many, this one falls into the category of "fixing problems you didn't know you had." If you have a lot of apps installed, though, you probably have already been frustrated by the share menus on previous Android versions. God forbid the app you want falls too low in the alphabet, because you will be scrolling like the dickens to share with it. Android developers clearly recognized that they were really wasting some space, so the Android M version is a lot more efficient.

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Left and middle: the old share menu Right: the new one

If you look closely, you'll notice that you can actually see more share options in the compact version of the new menu than you could in the fully expanded view of the old one.

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