Android’s beautiful new dynamic theme is the epitome of chic design. But “Monet,” as the feature was said to be in development, could get an even more carefully crafted upgrade with Android 13. Google is developing four new color combinations for that dynamic theme, which cover the range from exaggerated vibrations to muted desaturation.
In case you’re not familiar, Google’s new dynamic theme system is a feature that first started appearing in Android 12 Betas. It changes everything from system colors to icon themes to match your background in a simple, elegant and beautiful way. Sadly, the feature is a Pixel-exclusive for now, though other manufacturers are working on their own versions of it (like Samsung and Oppo), and it may expand more widely in the future.
According to a reliable source, Google has planned four new color combinations for its dynamic theme system, which are currently under active development. In the code, four names are currently called:
- TONAL_SPOT: The current default color chosen by Monet.
- VIBRANT: Same palette as TONAL_SPOT, but with slight differences in complementary accents.
- Expressive: A wide range of colors, some that seem not really in the background, but which complement it well.
- SPRITZ: A muted, desaturated, almost monochromatic theme.
All four styles still draw on your current background for colorful inspiration, but each does it a little differently. We should point out that there were also four dynamic themes available in Android 12’s dynamic themed Pixels, but this will be different. The earlier options did not include such a limitation in intent. Previously, the four colors replaced the “seed” color from which the dynamic theming system generated its colors. The new styles are even more dynamically playful, relying on colors identified in more engaging and coherent ways.
Without further ado, a set of galleries for what each theme looks like with example wallpapers:
Our source hasn’t shared a screenshot of the settings page, where you’ll be able to choose these styles. Under active development, these new styles may still change before they are first seen in a public release.
We’re still likely a month or more from the first Android 13 developer build – and that’s assuming Android 12L doesn’t change the normal schedule. Still, we already know a lot about Android 13 amid the initial leaks and code commits. Other changes seen recently include streamlining the QR code-scanning process, a tap-to-transfer feature to transfer media playback between devices, a new “panlingual” feature for per-app language settings, and a few UI tweaks included. Hopefully the pace of newly spotted features will pick up as we get closer to the preview release.
waiting for some necessary improvements
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