Shortly after unveiling its new Material You Design language at I/O 2021, Google began rolling out design changes to its applications based on new guidelines. With the steady release of Android 12 in the corner, the company has significantly increased its release of Material You.
Just last week, Google released Material You design changes to its four apps, including Google Phone, Google Photos, Google Duo, and Google Drive. Later came the important update of Google Keep, followed by Google Messages and Google Podcasts. We have now seen the Material You for Google Assistant update which appears to be being released now.
Once uninstalled, the feature brings a new Material You dynamic theme, as well as some slightly different buttons, to the Google Assistant panel. Every Helper remains the same.
Apps can then apply these colors to their UI in a variety of ways, which is what apps include the things you usually do. Dynamic color support is one of the most exciting things from Material You, as it makes the design of each app feel personal. It also maintains consistency in all apps and makes your smartphone experience feel more integrated.
If you want to see if the Google Assistant panel has a better version of your Pixel device running Android 12, be sure to keep your Google App up to date with the latest version from Google Play.
Google app on Android adds Sports widget to track your favorite teams
Google app has added a new Sports widget for Android users, which lets you follow the teams and games that interest you. The Sports widget is currently available in the beta version of the Google app 22.214.171.124.
The Sports widget is similar to the Finance Watchlist widget that Google introduced earlier this year. It shows the upcoming, live, or past matches of the teams you follow in cards with the date, time, score, and league. You can tap on any card to open the full details of the game in Google Search.
The widget has two views: “Your games” and “Trending games”. The first shows the games of the teams you selected, while the other shows the popular or relevant games based on your search activity.
The widget also supports Dynamic Color, which adapts the widget’s background color to your wallpaper. You can resize the widget to fit your home screen and refresh it manually from the top-right corner.
Samsung Health adds real-time blood sugar tracking through Dr.diary
Today, Dr.diary announced that it has partnered with Samsung to provide real-time blood sugar tracking through the Health app. Samsung’s Health app is now integrated with Dr.diary app so users can easily share their life log data.
Samsung Health shares blood pressure, steps, and sleep data, and Doctor Diary shares blood sugar info. Using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), it tracks the user’s blood sugar level in real-time and shows the impact of diet, exercise, stress, and sleep on health.
Dr.diary has a community where people share health management methods and chronic disease concerns and provides specialized content for managing blood sugar and blood pressure. Customers who linked the Samsung Health and Doctor Diary apps were selected by lottery and given the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Buds 2.
These Samsung Galaxy smartphones support Camera Assistant
Samsung’s Camera Assistant module was initially released for select flagship Galaxy devices. Over the past few months, the company expanded the Good Lock plugin’s availability to various devices. Well, we’ve compiled a list of Samsung smartphones that support Camera Assistant.
Since the Camera Assistant is gradually making its way to eligible Samsung smartphones, we recommend you bookmark this post to stay connected with the latest insights. We will update the list as soon as a new Galaxy gains support for the camera customization plugin.
These Galaxies support Camera Assistant:
- Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE (LTE/5G)
- Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S23/S23+/S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S23 FE
- Galaxy Note 20/Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 5
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 5
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A53
How to install and use Camera Assistant on your Galaxy
Samsung’s Camera Assistant app is available for eligible Galaxy devices on the Galaxy Store app (download link). Simply, download and install the plugin and you will get it right at the bottom of your Galaxy phone’s Camera settings section.