I downloaded and put in the newest One UI 4 beta onto my Galaxy S21 Extremely yesterday and was pleasantly stunned to see Android 12’s finest characteristic. Actually, I didn’t count on Samsung to construct in Google’s new wallpaper-powered theme engine into One UI, however right here it’s and to this point it’s fairly nice.
In the event you haven’t been ready to make use of it but, Android 12 has a theme engine that’s powered by the colour of your present wallpaper. You probably have a inexperienced wallpaper, your system’s theme will mechanically go inexperienced. If it’s a blue wallpaper, you’ll get a blue theme. If you’d like a bit extra distinction, there are preselected shade choices you’ll be able to select from, too. The theme extends to the notification bar and system toggles, in addition to app widgets and motion buttons within choose apps. Evidently, should you’re on Android 12, you’ll be able to’t miss it.
Samsung’s implementation of the theme engine is fairly just like Google’s on Pixel units, however it’s not as thorough. For instance, whereas Samsung helps you to select from colours, they don’t embrace Google’s themed icons possibility. In all honesty, that’s fantastic as a result of Google’s themed icons characteristic just isn’t nice in any respect, as many Third-party apps will probably by no means add their very own customized icons. Samsung’s personal theme engine nonetheless permits for including in customized icons, so it’s attainable the corporate didn’t assume it vital to double down on that for customers.
To entry this new menu, lengthy press your house display screen and hit the “Wallpaper” possibility. From right here, you’ll see a brand new “Coloration Theme” part. It’s from there you could entry the brand new shade choices.
In the event you’re operating the Android 12 beta on a Galaxy S21 system, you’re most likely loving this. We’re very glad to see Samsung is absolutely taking the replace sport significantly these days and bringing over a few of the nice options. We count on nothing much less from the King of Android updates.