The first Android 11 Developer Preview was released yesterday by Google, but many of its best features are still hidden from the public. On the main changes of the user interface enough has already been discussed, and it seems that most of the experts in the sector agree on the goodness of the choices made by the Mountain View giant.
However, a member of the popular XDA developer forum seems to have discovered another very interesting news. By looking into the Android 11 system dump from Pixel 4, the XDA member managed to discover a new class called "QSColorController" in SystemUI. This class is responsible for replacing the color of the tiles in the Quick Settings panel: in short, through some debug commands referenced in the code, possible change the colors individually of each pane of the Quick Setup menu.
As can be seen in the image, in fact, the icons Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Automatic Rotation and Battery Saver they have different colors from the current theme. The Pixel 2 XL runs the stock theme with the dark mode enabled in Android 11, which means that the color of each Quick Setting box should be bluejust like the torch icon. However, using the debug commands, the XDA member managed to change the colors of some icons in yellow, red and green, and Google doesn't add more colors in the future. Of course, changing the color of the icon does not affect the functionality in the least.
But why is Google thinking of introducing this feature? The reasons can be many, especially considering that Zachary Wander by XDA made sure that this novelty could also work on the Android 11 emulator in Android Studio: a detail that highlights how the implementation of this feature could also go beyond Pixel phones. However, at the moment it is not clear even if the "colored" option will also be present in the stable version Android 11.