Google just announced the very first Android Q developer preview. On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be many user-facing changes in the new build — the changes are mostly developer focused. If you dig down deep enough, you’ll find that Android Q now supports different accent colors.
Once Android Q is installed, head to developer settings and scroll all the way down. You’ll see a new “theming” section with three options: Accent color, Headline / Body font, and Icon shape.
Selecting the Accent color option will bring up four different accent colors to choose from: device default (blue), black, green, and purple.
The most prominent area where you can see your new accent color is in your phone’s quick settings menu. All the quick settings that are enabled will show up in your accent color of choice. The brightness slider also changes color.
If you don’t have developer settings enabled on your phone, head to Settings>About phone, then tap the Build number until you see a prompt that developer settings have been enabled. Go back to your Settings menu, select System>Advanced and you can access developer options from that screen.