Google Workspace app has a new look on Android 12
For those unfamiliar, Material You is a new material design language for the latest version of the search giant’s mobile operating system. It’s basically a rethink of the entire Android user interface with rounded buttons, more variety of colors, and smoother motion and animation.
In a new post on the Google Workspace blog, Google announced today that it will begin rolling out new materials that have been redesigned for Gmail, Meet, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Google Calendar for Workspace users.
When the update arrives, users will notice that the company’s online collaboration software has updated the navigation bar, improved floating action buttons, and increased Google Sans text to make it easier to read with smaller font sizes.
Material You Dynamic Color
If you have a Google Pixel 5 or other Pixel device running the latest version of Android, you can also match the app colors to your device’s wallpaper for a more dynamic and personalized look.
At the same time, it automatically adjusts contrast, size, and line width based on material user settings and app context to extend Google’s existing accessibility support. Also, keep in mind that existing color schemes such as color-coded file types, folder colors, and in-app alerts will not change.
Based on a photo from a Google blog post, Gmail’s search button has a rounded edge at the bottom of the app[作成]Buttons and icons are dyed blue. On Google Meet[新しい会議]With a button[会議に参加]The buttons are rounded and the bright blue icon for the meeting has been replaced with a black calendar icon surrounded by a light blue circle. Google Drive also displays a rounded search button while the edit menu for slides, documents, and spreadsheets is light green.
Being able to personalize Android smartphones is one of the reasons why many people prefer Google’s mobile operating system to Apple’s iOS, but it’s also great that Google gives Workspace apps the same Material You treatment.