Android 12 brings more color to the mobile interface and applications, allowing the choice of color / accent color combinations, selectable per application.
Taking a lesson from the Windows 10 platform, Google introduces 12 advanced customization options for the Android version by applying interface themes.
Currently, switching between Dark and Light themes is the only way to get a radically different visual look for the Android interface, with the color palette and overall look remaining unitary. Application developers who want to provide a different visual experience need to virtually change their interface from scratch, without an advanced system for customizing the Android interface. On Pixel series phones only, Google offers ways to customize the interface colors, but the changes are only reflected in the quick menu, activated by sliding down on the main screen.
Starting with Android 12, Google introduces support for interface themes, consisting of choosing a primary color and an accent hue, which contrasts with the primary hue for decorative purposes. Specifically, the primary color is the one used as the interface background, and the “accent” is applied to graphics such as buttons.
Another novelty for Android 12 is the possibility to auto-select the interface colors based on the wallpaper image set for the main screen. Windows 10 has been offering this feature for years, allowing the interface to match the “message” transmitted by the image set as wallpaper.
For now, the prepared changes are being tested with the Android 12 Developer Preview version, the final implementation may undergo some changes.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.