One of the interesting that Google I/O has announced was Android 12. We finally got a new Android version which is not named after a sweet, It’s simply Android 12. We can say that Google finally ran out of names for their operating system. It is the biggest overhaul in the visual style and the look of android since the beginning. There’s also a bunch of new features added in Android 12.
We haven’t seen android make such big visual steps for a while. There have been some subtle changes in Android versions 10 and 11 because the UI of Android was getting pretty very mature and very easy to use. The most interesting part of Android 12 is the UI element getting much bigger. This change might be to remove the empty and black space to bring more to the users. This might also be because the phones are getting very bigger than they use to be. The thing that users want is their phone not to took terribly and Google has still achieved that.
Previously, Google was trying to fit as much information on the screen that fits in your pocket. For some reason, there is a linear idea that the more information you have the more productive you can be but now at this phase of time Google is focusing on doing one thing. We can see this on the quick settings. It has massive buttons not. Having a huge easily findable icon and touchpoint is theoretically better form and function than having 20 of them clutter next to each other just for the sake of the information density.
Most of the users use Android phones because Android is way customizable than IOS. Having some apps on the home screen with some important widgets does the work rather than having all the apps distracting you. And, Google knowing their user-made huge widgets and app icons making them easy to use as well as display the only information you need on the screen rather than having a cluster of apps distracting you.
If we take a look at Google’s Nest Hub, It has very big icons and a materialistic design which makes it easier to use as well as makes you gain the information you need in a proper way.
The most that stick out the most is color. The core fundamental part of Android 12 that we think is going to make it feel very personal is the color palette that system is building for you. The first thing that you do to personalize your phone is wallpaper. Do, what google is doing this time is they are running this algorithm that takes the base colors from the wallpaper and derives a palette from that. And the color palette is used for the whole system theme which makes Android 12 look very awesome and clutter-free.
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