Android 12 is one of the best-looking platform releases in years, thanks in large part to Material You's snappy and graceful presence. We've spent a lot of time in recent months keeping track of the various apps that have begun to integrate Material You, and Google's own software has piqued our curiosity.
However, not every program has been as fast to adopt this change, with some, such as Google News, dragging their feet. It's still not ready for its full Material You overhaul, but News appears to be on the verge of implementing some of those improvements.
9to5Google was able to allow a single Material You flourish with the most recent Google News update: the app's bottom nav bar displaying a colored accent (though seemingly not the correct one, for now).
Although that is currently the only evidence of Material You that can be turned on, 9to5Google also went through the app's resources and found signs that this isn't the only update on the way. News could have a new appearance on its "For you" section by the time the complete set of updates goes live, though we don't know how that will function yet.
We're happy to see changes like these finally in the works, but we're also not about to hold our breath until they actually land in an accessible form.