“Light themes” vs “Dark themes” – it’s an age-old battle between yin and yang, good and evil that has been (mostly) quietly raging on within the Android community for years and often sees users fiercely defending their choice. According to an issue recently closed on the Android issue tracker though, that choice is being taken away – support for dark themes in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow developer preview will not be carried over into the final release.
Hope is not lost for those of you who mourn the loss of your dark system UI. A comment made by Google engineers reads:
Thanks for the suggestion. Our development team has looked into this feature request. This will not be included in the M release. However, this may be considered for future releases.
Time will tell if this comment signifies the return of this debate to the hallowed halls of the Googleplex, or if they are merely words and the forces of light have indeed triumphed.
Where do you stand on the Light vs Dark debate? Let us know in the comments.