Google could be implementing a system-wide dark mode for the next version of Android.
- Dark Mode is a confirmed feature that will be a part of Android Q.
- App developers will need to adopt a dark theme for their Android apps by May 2019.
- Web pages in Google Chrome could be rendered with a dark background as well.
In the feature description of a tracker, a Googler states that “dark mode is an approved [Android] Q feature and the “Q team wants to ensure that all preloaded apps support dark mode natively.”
Google has been introducing Dark Mode across its services for some time, and in November last year, it finally acknowledged that the mode helps conserve battery on smartphones with OLED panels. On these lines, the company now seems to be working to embrace a system-wide Dark Mode and will reportedly introduce it in the next major OS update, that is, Android Q. According to a Googler, the dark mode is an “approved Android Q feature.” Microsoft recently adopted a system-wide dark mode for Windows 10 with its latest update.
The “dark mode” feature is perhaps the most anticipated feature on the Android Q system because it gives a new look to the entire UI and also makes for lesser stress on the eyes. In some case, this feature could even reduce power consumption. Currently, the Android Q development team is closely optimizing the experience to ensure that all pre-installed applications match the dark mode of the system by May.
If the reports are to be believed, then Android Q, which is expected to be launched later this year, will come out with a dark theme.