Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Android 12

Android 12: Google Messages rolls out Material You design system to select users

Last month, Google unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system – Android 12. It comes with radical user interface changes, massive privacy tools, better system optimization, new user-friendly features, and much more.

Following this, the company launched the Android 12 Beta program for eligible Pixel and select phones from other brands, except for Samsung. Aside from the Android OS, Google applications will also be modified through version upgrades gradually, announced Google.

It looks like, the US tech giant internally tests the changes of Google applications ahead of public release as XDA-Developers spotted a new theming system in the Google Messages app. It’s worth mentioning that reports appeared regarding the same changes on the Google Discover service.

According to the info, Google is now rolling out the Google Messages 8.2.042 through the Play Store, which reveals the developers are testing the “Material You” design. However, these changes appeared on only select phones running Android 12 Beta and the latest version of Google Messages.

  • You can check the preview in the screenshot below.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, then you have noticed a different UI of the Google Messages app, which looks more user-friendly and includes a blank section at the top. However, it’s still unknown when will Google distribute this impressive UI change for the Google Messages app.


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James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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