At Google I/O 2021, we witnessed the largest shakeup to Google’s design language in years within the type of Material You. Whereas it is all about personalization, rounded corners and greater headers are additionally part of the deal. We’re now seeing proof that this design philosophy will quickly prolong to Google’s apps.
Tipster @damned_im managed to allow the brand new interface in Google Photos v5.43, and the oldsters over at XDA Builders corroborated this. The brand new UI introduces larger headers and an overflow menu (⋮) that gives a choose button and the choice to open Map view for media with GPS data.
(L): Previous interface, (M) & (R): New interface (Credit: XDA Builders)
It additionally exhibits Journey & Better of Month recollections proper inside the picture grid. Nonetheless, this is not new — it began rolling out final month.
The brand new design, which appears to take inspiration from Material You, will not be unique to Android 12. However when the brand new model of the OS rolls out within the fall, we may see Photos and different Google apps get theming choices based mostly in your telephone’s wallpaper or chosen colours simply as we’re already seeing with Gboard.
It is unclear when these UI adjustments will roll out. We’ll be certain to replace the article if we spot it within the wild.