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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