The major highlight of Google’s Android 12 operating system has been the implementation of its ‘Material You’ theming engine seen on Pixel smartphones. Codenamed ‘Monet Engine’, this theming engine detects the dominant colour of the user-selected home screen wallpaper and utilises its colour extraction algorithms to match the colour scheme of the app icons, widgets, settings menu, pull-down menu, notifications, and more. Say, for instance, your wallpaper has a greenish hue, it will apply the green colour to its theme for a more personalised look.
The ‘Material You’ feature powered by Google’s ‘Monet Engine’ was anticipated to be a Pixel exclusive feature as most OEM’s have secondary skins on top of the Android 12 operating system on their devices. But it seems that a few Android device manufacturers are interested in integrating the ‘Material You’ features in their skins as the Android 12 Update would seem incomplete without this major feature. It will also be interesting to see whether OEM’s opt for Google’s ‘Monet Engine’ or choose to develop their customised engines to implement the ‘Material You’ dynamic theming feature.
A new code commit was seen in Google’s Material Components library, revealed by Mishaal Rahman on Twitter, which confirms the availability of the theming engine for other Android devices.
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Titled ‘Dynamic Color Supported Manufacturers,’ the list includes OPPO, Realme, OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi, Motorola, Itel, Tecno Mobile, Infinix, HMD Global (Parent company of Nokia smartphones), Sharp, Sony, TCL, Lenovo, Google, and Roboelectric. Samsung, the Korean smartphone giant, seems to have opted out of this list as the company is working on its own version of the theming system in its latest One UI 4 Beta build. Also, a few others like ASUS, RedMagic, Micromax, and Lava seem to be missing from the list.
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