Google announced Android 12 recently and with it, the company showcased how creative it could be. With Android 12, Material You has been added to the UI, with users having been given options to make multiple UI appearance changes, be it minor features or the main home, everything is now more customizable than ever.
Now, the company seems to be in a mood to make some changes to its email service Gmail, as it is receiving a fresh paint job to its labels, coupled with added vibrancy for Updates and Promotions tabs.
This is quite easily visible for the user, as, when they head to the Gmail app on Android, they might very well be welcomed by some new colours that look slightly different than before.
Gmail is Getting a Fresh Coat of Paint!
Do note that the basal tones are the same, as in green for Promotions, blue for Social and so on, but these are now getting more vibrant shades to offer a tad bit more vibrancy to the application or service.
The most significant change is for the Updates label, which is switching from bright yellow to an orange finish, this seems to be closer to the web client, which could have been the intent for this sudden yet welcome change to the app.
This, as mentioned earlier is quite subtle and should in no way or shape bother your mail service, with these changes being a personal touch to the app, one which might be met with good and bad responses depending on the users.
We can currently see the feature make its way to users through a server update but it should be seeded out in the 2021.07.11 app release for Gmail.
For those of you unaware, Android 12 will feature a redesigned user interface coupled with enhanced privacy settings. The user interface can now be personalised with a new colour palette and new widgets, which is based on a design language dubbed Material You. The widgets also come with better flexibility and resizing options.
To add to this, a new feature by the name of colour extraction can now determine the dominant and complementary colour on your wallpaper and apply them accordingly across your interface.
This would be showcased on your lock screen, volume control, notification shade in colours complementing your wallpaper. The lock screen animations have also been redesigned via the inclusion of fluid motion and animations.