Please change the UI theming color based on an average of the wallpaper color. I love my wallpaper selections, but I want to select the color used for my UI experience. The user should be able to opt in to this experience. Give the user the option to select the color from a color wheel as well. As it is, it makes my phone feel less like it is mine. Please change this. For the commenters saying that this is an upstream change to Android, yes and no. This is a change in upstream Android, but it gives the user the option to change the color chosen by default. This is located under Settings → Wallpaper & style. In FP4.SP28.B.065.20230420, we are provided with Wallpaper, but no style setting.
In upstream android, in Wallpaper & style, it gives extra options to choose different averages for the color sets used for the UI, but also another option is given. Users can select Basic Colors, which simply allows users to choose from a color set that will work with the Dark/Light themes.
Please give Fairphone users these options. I do not want some ugly calculated average. I want choice. That’s a big reason I bought my Fairphone!
First off, I know this is a forum and what that means. I did submit a support ticket and I suggest everyone else who doesn’t like this Fairphone software design implementation to do the same. There are many. I’m using all outlets.
Second off, I described in detail how Fairphone selected to implement certain aspects of the feature from Android 12 and not the whole feature.
Yes and this was already the case in the previous version. There was an error in the initial announcement which led us to expect that the settings would be accessible but they’re not, as you have observed.
What has changed, reportedly, is that if you use a third-party app to make changes, those changes stay valid (which I believe was not the case before).
Absolutely terrible idea to ship this with no way to turn it off and no way to customize the color other than changing your whole wallpaper.
If you’re gonna hide bad changes like this is in updates with security updates you’re gonna make people not want to update, that’s dangerous.
It doesn’t matter if this change is technically from stock android, you shipped it and you did this to your users.
Switch to Android 12L if that’s what’s necessary, don’t push half assed stuff on us please.
I get it, for the first few hours I was like ‘wtf’ and sure I know other people have voiced their displeasure.
Secondly I’m not asking you to be polite, I’m just pointing out that your tone isn’t a pleasant read and the best it can do is to let people know you are unhappy, but apart from relating to how upset you are what response do you expect or would you rather be ignored. If the later why post a provocative comment ???
For me it is totally contradictory that Fairphone has a forum, also posts information about an update and also wants to hear feedback in the forum and at the same time you claim that Fairphone is not reading along here, although there is also a forum officer? How weird is that?
If Fairphone doesn’t follow along, they’re not doing themselves any favors. You should urgently react to what is posted here by a large number of users. You gamble away the trust you have earned.
@anon9989719, @Spongebob , @Snuki
If you want to discuss this tone/behaviour/what others do different stuff further, please had over e.g. to this topic and dont discuss it here or in the general update topic as its off topic,. Please focus on the actual issue here and not duplicate the wallpaper discussion in the general topic.
As for that, unfortunately you can’t move it, never could actually. And since Android 12 there is another immovable widget at the exact same space, so you usually see one of them until the other takes over…
There is a thread on that too, but sorry, I currently don’t have the time to search it for you. There is nothing you can do anyway, except a) accept your fate and wait for Android 13, b) change the launcher (the program which determines what your home page looks like).