Google Shows Off Android 12’s Huge UI Overhaul

At Google I/O 2021 today, Google confirmed that Android 12 is getting a huge new design. Ars Technica reports: Google calls the new design “Material You,” and just like in the leaks, it’s a UI that changes colors like a chameleon. For now, this design will only show up in Google Pixels, but Google says it will roll out across the ecosystem to the web, Chrome OS, smart displays, cars, watches, tablets, and every other Google form factor. The new interface is powered by a “color extraction” API that can pull the colors out of your wallpaper and apply them to the UI. This sounds exactly like the Palette API that was introduced in Android 5.0 (along with the original introduction of Material Design), but it’s apparently a second swing at the color extraction idea, and Google is heavily using it in the UI now. The demo interfaces featured customized


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Google interconnects its Workspace apps, adds a dozen new features

Google kicked off its Google I/O Developer event this afternoon with a set of new collaborative workspace tools, which it’s calling, as a group, “Smart Canvas.” The company demonstrated using how Smart Canvas works for brainstorming and project planning, showing how users could drop in ideas about an upcoming launch, share their thoughts, work on documents together, join Google Meet calls and solve problems together.
The company says it’s enhancing its everyday collaborative documents, like Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, with a dozen some new features, as a part of its effort in the Smart Canvas new product experience.
Currently, when users @mention others in a document, a smart chip will pop up, displaying that person’s location, job title and contact information. Smart chips will also now appear for recommended files and meetings in Docs, and will soon roll out to Sheets. This will make it easier for collaboratives to scan the


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Microsoft Says Windows 10X Isn’t Happening

Microsoft today acknowledged that the company isn’t going to release its Windows 10X operating system variant, as reported more than a week ago. Mary Jo Foley, writing at ZDNet: Don’t be surprised if you missed the acknowledgement, as Microsoft buried it in its blog post about the rollout of the Windows 10 21H1 feature update — which it published at the start of the Google I/O keynote. Toward the end of the post, under the “Our customer first focus” subheading, officials said Windows 10X wouldn’t be coming to market in 2021, after all. Instead, Microsoft will be integrating some of the 10X “foundational” technologies into other parts of Windows and other products. Windows 10X was supposed to be Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS — a simpler Windows 10 variant that was slated to debut first on PCs for education and the first line-worker market.

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