What is Material You? Google’s design language explained

The Google Pixel 6 in Sorta Seafoam color in hand showing the home screen and display

Credit: Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority

With the release of Android 12, Google announced Material You — a reboot of the Material Design framework it first introduced in 2014. Today, you’ll find elements of Material You on many Android smartphones, but only some of the changes are immediately obvious. So in this article, let’s take a closer look at Material You, what it looks like, and how you can customize its behavior on your own Android device.

What is Material You?

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