Chrome 100 advanced Material You integration results in a better and more colourful user experience

Android 12 is clearly one of the most significant and most popular updates to the operating system in years, equipped with a redesigned UI and some cool color-shifting capabilities.

While the system was Material You-ready from the start, some of Google’s hundreds of apps have been slow to follow up. Some, like Google Maps, have yet to experience dynamic theming at all, while others, like the Play Store, have just received minimal support – just enough to get by. 

Chrome is yet another example of in-progress theming support, and while many UI components stubbornly retain their boring defaults, the latest Chrome 100 Beta adds a handful splash of colour.

Chrome 100 new colour modifications with Material You

With Chrome 100 Beta version, colours inspired by the phone’s wallpaper have begun to dissipate into the top bar’s three-dot overflow menu and the animated page-reload icon.

These colours have also made their way to the app’s settings panels, but you may not see them right immediately if you’ve just installed the browser. Google appears to be changing this flag from the server-side, so try refreshing the app a few times if you’re not seeing anything.

More stories

While this is still a tad teasing, it’s a good step toward full-fledged dynamic theming in Chrome. If you wish to sample the Beta channel release, where the modifications are already live, you may do so by downloading it from the Play Store widget.


“If you like this article follow us on Google NewsFacebookTelegram, and Twitter. We will keep bringing you such articles.”

Shazia Irani

Passionate about technology, the geek world and a little nerdy. My title says I'm a accountant, but in reality I just love writing about what I love. Technolover.

Related Articles

Back to top button