Last month, we reported that Google was working on an in-depth theming system for Android 12. These style principles (from RKBDI), which supposedly dripped (via XDA) from Google instructions with OEM partners, show a sand color pulled from the similarly-hued wallpaper of hills and dunes.
We see that sand accent used to color everything from the search bar to widgets. Speaking of those, the first mockup listed below shows a number of “Conversation” widgets for “Recent messages, missed calls, or activity statuses.” Measuring 2 × 1, they feature the senders profile image and message preview. The examples listed below are humorously themed with characters from Friends and populated from Facebook Messenger. Developers will probably need to support the system-level changes. Overall, these widgets reveal how Google plans to take the Android 11 tentpole of making a People-focused operating system even further this year.
Other highlights see theming extended to app icons. We see four today, and 3– Phone, Clock, and Camera– of the backgrounds match the wallpaper. The Pixel Launcher is likewise rearranged to be left-aligned and has weather condition above the day/date.
If Google follows last years precedent, the very first Android 12 Developer Preview ought to be rolling this month. Ahead of that, a leakage today of Android 12 style mockups show a radical visual overhaul of the Google operating system.
The 3rd image shows a black strip at the top (above the search field) that could be a new UI element to much better prompts users about how to exit views by dragging down. We also see that the Widgets screen is no longer just a series of carousels, but rather uses dropdowns to be a more scrollable list.
We then get an appearance at the alerts sheet, which features a blurred background, with whatever– once again– themed in a sand color. The cards of notices are really rounded with an increased corner curvature and app icons with better image previews.
On the personal privacy front, Google will inform users when the microphone or electronic camera is active. A new combined Privacy settings page will let users “Disable camera,” “Mute microphone,” and turn on/off Location at top-level.
Given the early nature of this Android 12 design leakage, whatever seen here is subject to alter throughout the preview duration. These mockups are simply implied to convey to phone makers what the big tentpoles in Android 12 are.
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We see that sand accent used to color whatever from the search bar to widgets. Determining 2 × 1, they feature the senders profile image and message preview. Overall, these widgets expose how Google plans to take the Android 11 tentpole of making a People-focused operating system even further this year.
The cards of notices are very rounded with an increased corner curvature and app icons with much better image sneak peeks. On the personal privacy front, Google will signal users when the microphone or cam is active.