The latest change seen in Android 12 DP3 shows that key UI elements now feature rounded corners. Google has started rounding up the UI earlier, but Android 12 DP3 takes things to a whole new level.
Android 12 DP3 delivers rounded corners to basically all key UI elements
This change now extends to basically all key UI elements, including dialog boxes, menus, pop-up side volume panel, and so on. Google is moving from a boxed-off look, to this rounded style.
These UI tweaks are quite noticeable across the OS, as they can even be spotted in the media player preview window. The same goes for the Recents menu. More such changes will probably arrive in the upcoming Android 12 Beta builds.
You can check out some of the changes we’ve talked about in the gallery below. These screenshots have been provided by 9to5Google.
It’s quite obvious now, Google plans to make Android 12 more rounded, and “bouncier”. The company has started introducing some “bouncy” animations to the OS, along with these rounded UI elements.
Android 12 will be the largest change to Android design in years
Android 12 will be the largest change to Android design in a while. The company is not only changing UI elements and animations, but also the general look of its menus, including the Settings menu.
Google got inspired by Samsung’s One UI, to a degree, while we see inspiration from other Android UIs as well. Android 12 will definitely look a bit less minimalistic than Android 11, but that may not be a bad thing.
The OS will also introduce a major theming system, which will go above and beyond just choosing between light and dark themes. More such functionality will probably rear its head in upcoming Android 12 Beta builds.
As a reminder, the stable Android 12 build is set to arrive in August. So, we’re still a couple of months away from it, so chances are that we’ll see quite a few additional changes before it arrives.