Google have been slowly bringing dark mode to their apps in recent times, and we have seen them encourage developers to provide a dark mode for apps citing a battery life saving. Google is set to go one step further providing a system-wide dark mode with Android Q.
The clever folks at Android Police, while strolling through the Chromium Gerrit, found an interesting tracker. The tracker, created by a Googler, can be seen in the image below:
The tracker author also says that there should be a setting for the dark mode inside the browser but also a setting for it located in the device settings. From this it is inferred that Google wants to not only ensure that their native apps will have a dark mode setting but also the overall device which should be able to implement the dark mode in all of these apps with a single switch.
The changes are expected to be made by May this year, which is not long after when the first developer preview of the next version of Android is expected to be released (March). Google have since changed the permissions on the tracker and it is no longer available for non-Googlers to view.
There are many Android users out there who are hoping that Google continue forward with this option for users. Even if you aren’t a fan of dark mode, options are always a good thing, if you don’t like it choose the light mode option.
Are you a dark mode or light mode fan? I’m both?