+101 - Vote for the best Android Apps


101 Best Android Apps Archive

Posts Tagged ‘dark mode’

YouTube dark theme now available for some on Android

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

These days, an often-seen feature request for apps (and Android in general) is dark mode. We first noticed that YouTube was preparing to bring one to its Android app in November of last year, but while the web and iOS versions have had it for months, there's only been radio silence on the Android side. However, we're now seeing several reports of dark mode being automatically activated on the YouTube Android app.

Read More

YouTube dark theme now available for some on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Messages v3.4 continues work on pairing with Chromebooks, dark mode, and automatic spam detection [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A new version of Android Messages began rolling out late last night. Beyond a few small cosmetic tweaks, this update appears to be almost entirely focused on preparing upcoming features. There's activity related to pairing with Chromebooks, further developments in dark mode, and forward progress on fighting spam.

Teardown

Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
Read More

Android Messages v3.4 continues work on pairing with Chromebooks, dark mode, and automatic spam detection [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gboard v7.4 prepares floating keyboard, selfie stickers called Minis, spell check, and much more [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

The Gboard team is hard at work building new features into its app, and the latest update demonstrates just how much effort has gone into it. A few additions are already visible, including spell check, a mini mode for the morse code keyboard, and an adaptive icon. Although, the spell check feature still seems to be disabled. Turning to a teardown, we can see development on Minis, which are basically a variant on Allo's Selfie Stickers.

Read More

Gboard v7.4 prepares floating keyboard, selfie stickers called Minis, spell check, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android P DP3 makes app drawer and Google Feed backgrounds dark instead of translucent

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

With the Pixel 2, Google introduced automatic dark/light themes dependent on your wallpaper. It was a short-lived exclusive, making its way to Android 8.1 just days later. It hasn't even been a year since then, but Google is already changing the themes' behavior --- for the better, in my opinion.

left: DP2. right: DP3.

Putting the same (or very similar) Earth live wallpapers on my Pixel 2 XL on DP3 and Pixel XL on DP2 makes the changes easy to see.

Read More

Android P DP3 makes app drawer and Google Feed backgrounds dark instead of translucent was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gboard v7.3 hints at OCR capabilities, custom text and new effects for GIFs, and Battery Saver mode support with automatic dark theme [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

The Gboard team has unleashed a fresh beta of version 7.3. There's nothing immediately popping up as a brand new change or feature, but there is a lot to look at in the teardown. There are some big practical features coming, like OCR and improved handling for Battery Saver mode; but there are also some fun features like a text tool and new special effects for your custom GIFs.

Teardown

Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
Read More

Gboard v7.3 hints at OCR capabilities, custom text and new effects for GIFs, and Battery Saver mode support with automatic dark theme [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Messages v3.2 adds link previews, prepares dark mode and notification improvements to Messages for Web [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Google I/O is in full swing, and that means app updates are going to be rolling out in force. I'm sitting here in the press box before the keynote, but that won't stop the teardowns from happening. An update to the Android Messages app landed yesterday, bringing with it newly added capabilities to show link previews. Coming in from the teardown, we've got signs of a new dark mode and some helpful controls for the upcoming Messages for Web feature.

Read More

Android Messages v3.2 adds link previews, prepares dark mode and notification improvements to Messages for Web [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

30 Android apps with dark themes that are easy on the eyes

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Personally, I love dark themes in apps. Oftentimes, one of the first things I do is switch to the Night or Dark Mode in every one that supports it. Since I know that I'm not the only one out there that wants my apps to reflect my soul, I gathered together thirty to help some of you get started on your path to the dark side. 

All jokes and edginess aside, dark themes are much easier on your eyes, especially in low-light conditions, and can take a bit of stress off the batteries in phones or tablets with OLED displays.

Read More

30 Android apps with dark themes that are easy on the eyes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube dark mode starts hitting mobile, Android expected ‘soon’

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The much-anticipated system-wide dark mode we were looking forward to (after the arrival of some tantalizing evidence) in an upcoming Android release may not exactly be right around the corner, but there's still ample reason to be excited if you're the kind of user who craves that easy-on-the-eyes look for your mobile apps. For months now we've been expecting a new dark mode to go live for YouTube, and while Google's not quite ready to push the button on dark-mode YouTube for Android, the feature is currently heading out to iOS users.

Read More

YouTube dark mode starts hitting mobile, Android expected 'soon' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome OS is testing a dark system tray option in Developer and Canary channels

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Late last week, we got confirmation that dark mode would be available in an upcoming Android release... and then it was revealed that wasn't actually true. But what if Chrome OS beats Android to the punch? The folks over at Chrome Unboxed have spotted a "dark mode" (well, a dark system tray) that can be enabled in the Developer and Canary Chrome OS channels.

The option is straightforward: it just makes the system tray dark.

Read More

Chrome OS is testing a dark system tray option in Developer and Canary channels was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Noooope] The highly-requested dark mode will be available in an upcoming Android release

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

If there's one feature that people have consistently been clamoring for from Android, it's dark mode. As it turns out, people don't always like staring at masses of bright white, especially when they're in dark environments.

Read More

[Update: Noooope] The highly-requested dark mode will be available in an upcoming Android release was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Other Stuff

Sponsors

Apps Jobs - Search and advertise android apps jobs