Google Workspace apps get a facelift with Android 12
Ahead of Android 12 Snow Cone’s release in a few weeks, Google revealed that Google Workspace apps will also get a new Material You overhaul.
For those unfamiliar with, Material You is a new Material Design language for the latest version of the search giant’s mobile operating system that is essentially a redesign of the entire Android user interface with rounded buttons, more varied colors as well as smoother movements and animations.
In a new post on the Google Workspace blog, Google announced that starting today, a new redesign of Material You will begin rolling out for users of Gmail, Meet, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Google. Calendar for Workspace.
Once the update arrives, users will notice that the company’s online collaboration software now has updated navigation bars, improved floating action buttons, and more Google Sans text for better readability. in smaller font sizes.
Material You Dynamic Colors
If you have a Google Pixel 5 or any other Pixel device running the latest version of Android, you will also have the option to match the colors of your apps to your device’s wallpaper for a more vibrant and personalized look.
At the same time, to extend Google’s existing accessibility support, Material You will automatically adjust contrast, size, and line width based on user preferences and the context of the app. It’s also worth noting that pre-existing color schemes such as color-coded file types, folder colors, or in-app warnings will remain unchanged.
Based on the images in the Google blog post, Gmail’s search button will now have rounded edges while the “Compose” button and icons at the bottom of the app will have a touch of blue. In Google Meet, the âNew Meetingâ and âJoin Meetingâ buttons are now rounded while the bright blue meeting icons have been replaced with a black calendar icon surrounded by a light blue circle. Google Drive also gets a rounded search button while the edit menus in Slides, Docs, and Sheets will now have a light green tint.
Being able to customize your Android smartphone is one of the reasons many prefer Google’s mobile operating system over Apple’s iOS, but it’s also nice that Google gives its Workspace apps the same Material You treatment.