As we reported before the release of the first developer preview, one of the great new features coming to Android 12 is advanced theme features. While these new options are not live in the first developer preview, a smart developer was able to give us a first look at the new theme tool coming to Android 12.
Last month, we shared that Google was working on this new, in-depth theme system that can be adjusted manually or automatically to match the background. Android developer Kdrag0n shared a handful of screenshots on Twitter showing the latter option.
Pictured below when manually enabled on Developer Preview 1
Through their own research, our Dylan Roussel and Kyle Bradshaw found that some of the files that “monet” will depend on for their full functionality are not yet present in Android 12 Developer Preview 1, which is probably part of the reason why this requires a lot of work behind the scenes to activate (we have not managed to activate it ourselves yet).
At this point, it’s not entirely clear when Google will release the Android 12 “monet” theme tool to users, but based on years earlier a release under Android 12 Beta makes the most sense. This year’s schedule sets that release sometime in May.
Dylan Roussel and Kyle Bradshaw contributed to this article.
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