Android 12 is right around the corner. The stable builds of the Android 12 OS will first arrive to the Pixel smartphones. While they are at it, Google is also working on updating its stock apps with the new Material You design language. The latest app to receive the Material You design treatment is Google Duo.
Recently, a bunch of Google apps received the Material You makeover from Google, including Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Translate, Google Lens, Chrome, Google Contacts, Google Phone, Google Photos, etc.
Now, it is time for the Google Duo app to get updated with the Material You design language. The Material You design brings a lot of new aesthetic changes to the company’s video calling app.
Google has added a floating “New call” button on the home screen. Users can tap on this to place a new call right away. Moreover, Google has throughout made the use of Google Sans font to give the Google Duo screen elements better visibility.
On top of this, Google Duo also gets Dynamic Color support with Material You Design, which will change the color of the app, based on the wallpaper you have applied on your smartphone.
Google Duo Material You design is available in version 149.0.395831535
According to XDA Developers, the floating new call button is a part of the July redesign, which arrived for Google Duo last year.
Besides, the option to create a new group is now under the “New call” button. You can search for already created groups or contacts on Google Duo using the search bar and the new calling button.
Dynamic Color is a nice addition. It makes use of monet, which is a new theme engine introduced with Android 12. Available currently only for Pixel users, it extracts colors from the applied wallpaper and adds to the UI of the app, that supports it.
This feature is quite brilliant, as it will make each app look personalized. Further, people who are into customizing their Android smartphones will definitely love this touch coming with Android 12.
The official launch date for Android 12 is not known, but it is speculated that Google will release the stable version of the operating system on October 4.
Google Duo Material You design is currently available in version 149.0.395831535. If you have an eligible device, then you can download the app from the Google Play Store and enjoy the new Material You design on the Google Duo app.