Google prepares to add Pixel-exclusive lock screen clocks in Android 12
While AOSP has had a robust theming system for years, it took until the Android 10 release for Google to finally take advantage of it for theming on Pixel phones. With Android 10, Google introduced the Pixel Themes app accessible from the “Styles & wallpapers” shortcut in the Pixel Launcher. Apart from customizing the icon shape, accent color, and font, the Pixel Themes app also lets you change the Pixel Launcher’s grid size. However, we’ve known for years that Google is also working on adding new lock screen clocks. Based on new evidence, we believe it’s likely that Google will finally introduce new lock screen clocks in Android 12 as a Pixel-exclusive feature.
Back in 2019, we learned that Google was working on 3 different lock screen clock presets, including a text clock, a bubble clock, and a stretch analog clock. Google removed these lock screen clocks from the stable release, and to this day, they are no longer present in the SystemUI app.
Before they were removed, Android 10 had 3 different hidden clock options.
However, ahead of the …
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