Android will switch between dark and light mode

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04 May 2019

Android Q will automatically enable dark mode at night

Google plans to introduce a dedicated system-wide dark mode in the next flavor of its mobile operating system, Android Q.

The feature has already shown up in the first two developer beta versions of the OS, giving a glimpse of how it will work.

And now, Android Police reports that it will also turn on and off automatically for users.

Here's how.

Feature

Automatic dark mode toggle functional now

Automatic dark mode toggle functional now

Just a few days back, the folks at Android Police confirmed that the dark mode for Android Q can be configured to work in an auto mode.

This way, it will automatically turn your phone's theme dark at sunset and revert to the light theme at sunrise.

The whole thing will be pretty similar to how Night Light activates on an Android device.

Issue

However, you won't be able to set your own time

While the feature sounds interesting and can save heavy users from the trouble of activating/deactivating the dark mode, it's worth noting that it doesn't allow you to set a specific time.

Meaning, if you enable the auto-mode, the theme will change automatically according to sunrise or sunset, and you can't customize it to work according to your own time preferences.

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Also, dark mode will trigger if battery is low

Also, dark mode will trigger if battery is low

The Android Police report also indicated that the dark mode would activate earlier if your phone is running low on juice.

This, naturally, would come handy in saving power as a dark-theme eats less juice than a brighter one.

Not to mention, it will also be easier on your eyes if you are operating the device in a dark room.

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This is just one of the many Android Q perks

Having said that, it's imperative to note that this is just one of the many things Android Q will have on offer.

The upcoming mobile OS will offer support for a Face ID-like facial recognition system, enhanced privacy controls and app permission settings, reverse app updates, a built-in screen recorder, desktop mode, and iPhone-like full-screen gestures.

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Does Android one devices will get Android Q?

Asked 2019-05-05 11:37:42 by Harsh Aparaj

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If it's a new device with Android Oreo or Pie, then yes, it will get Android Q.

Can non-Pixel users get Android Q beta?

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No, only Pixel phone owners can try the latest beta of Android Q.

Will people enrolling for Android beta program get future updates?

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Yes, once you enroll for the program, you'll start receiving future developer betas of Android Q.

When Google will launch next beta of Android Q?

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Next beta or more details about Android Q could be revealed at Google I/O 2019.

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Google I/O 2019 returns to California's Shoreline Amphitheatre on May 7-9.

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