What do the different color contact avatars mean? My Samsung automatically generates avatars for new contacts. I'm wondering what the different colors mean. I can't figure out the pattern.

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Different colors on contact avatars are randomly generated from an array of colors. If you look at the Source Code of Contacts app, you will find something like this in a xml file.

<array name="letter_tile_colors">

This array consists of HEX color codes for different colors.
So when you create new contact, a function will pick any color at random from that array and it will be assigned to the avatar.
Since, the color is assigned at random, you won't find any particular pattern.

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