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Chrome for Android is working on a dark mode

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Thanks to Google's own leaks, we know that a system-wide dark mode is (finally) coming to Android via the Q release, but until all the apps we use have corresponding dark themes, it won't really matter. That's why we're excited to hear that Chrome for Android is planning a "dark mode experiment," likely similar to the dark theme available on Chrome for Windows.

The upcoming feature, posted to the Chromium Gerrit, was first spotted by 9to5Google yesterday.

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Chrome for Android is working on a dark mode was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Native dark mode in Google Chrome for Windows 10 now available in Canary channel

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

The overwhelming demand for dark modes in apps is beginning to see serious results now, to the point where 2019 could be the year we see system-wide dark modes across all the major platforms. Windows 10 has already implemented this, but it relies on app developers to do their part, which Google is now doing for the Chrome browser.

As reported by TechDows, Google engineer Peter Kasting filed a bug report back in May outlining the need for a dark mode in respect of the Windows 10 light or dark theme choice, sparking a discussion on how best to achieve it.

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Native dark mode in Google Chrome for Windows 10 now available in Canary channel was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and… ????( ?° ?????? a pointless side project? [APK Teardown]

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Google Play Games is officially going dark. Well, the latest update is making its dark theme accessible to everyone. But that's not the only thing this update brings, there are now app shortcuts and a new sorting feature for achievements coming soon. A teardown also shows the team is preparing to add Minesweeper to the built-in games repertoire. Oh, and we're heard from the dev team, and we've got a hunch they're having a good time.

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Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and... ????( ?° ?????? a pointless side project? [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and… ????( ?° ?????? a pointless side project? [APK Teardown]

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Google Play Games is officially going dark. Well, the latest update is making its dark theme accessible to everyone. But that's not the only thing this update brings, there are now app shortcuts and a new sorting feature for achievements coming soon. A teardown also shows the team is preparing to add Minesweeper to the built-in games repertoire. Oh, and we're heard from the dev team, and we've got a hunch they're having a good time.

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Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and... ????( ?° ?????? a pointless side project? [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Evernote v8.6 adds much-requested dark theme — your turn, Google Keep

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

It seems like apps are only gaining white space lately, but at least one of the world's most popular note taking apps is joining the dark side. With version 8.6 of Evernote, the app has introduced a dark mode. With any luck, other major note and to-do apps, like Google Keep and Microsoft OneNote, will follow soon.

Evernote's new dark theme is easy to turn on by popping open the top left burger menu in the app and switching the clearly marked toggle.

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Evernote v8.6 adds much-requested dark theme — your turn, Google Keep was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Phone v26 dark theme is here [APK Download]

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

You've been asking for it, and asking for it, and asking for it, and... well, you get the point. Just after the Google Contacts app brought in the long-awaited, long-demanded dark theme, the Phone app is now following closely behind with the dark theme we've seen for the last couple versions. It's finally out of testing and available for the rest of the world to enjoy.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Dark theme, duh.
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Google Phone v26 dark theme is here [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Contacts v3.2 brings the long-awaited dark mode [APK Download]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

A ton of Google apps have gotten reskinned with the company's updated Material look, and Contacts was among the first to receive the redesign. Given the apps' very generous use of the color white, many have been begging for a dark theme. Android Messages (or, rather, simply 'Messages' now) and Google News have already gotten dark modes, and Contacts is the latest Google app to be updated with one.

Contacts initially received the new Material interface back in August, and it was further updated last month in v3.1.

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Google Contacts v3.2 brings the long-awaited dark mode [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google admits too much white space in apps is bad for battery life

Friday, November 9th, 2018

During the Android Dev Summit 2018 that was just held in Mountain View, Google admitted something we all basically knew anyway: it may have been wrong to use so much much white in its apps as it drains smartphone batteries faster than duller, darker colors. Thankfully, dark modes can alleviate the problem and lead to better battery life, and Google wants more devs to add one to their apps.

Using an OG Pixel with an OLED panel, Google engineers ran some tests to see how much display brightness and color affects battery life.

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Google admits too much white space in apps is bad for battery life was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Phone v25 may be ready to roll out Dark Theme, prepares to share blocked numbers with other apps [APK Teardown]

Friday, October 26th, 2018

The latest Google Phone update is out, but you're probably not going to spot anything too special right out of the gate. The changes worth noting are to the upcoming dark mode, which appears to be complete as of this version. It still hasn't gone live, but it probably could at any time. There's also text describing a tweak that would allow blocked phone numbers to be shared between apps.

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Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Google Phone v25 may be ready to roll out Dark Theme, prepares to share blocked numbers with other apps [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Android Pie App Actions] Todoist adds dark theme, launches new Wear OS app

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

For dark theme enthusiasts, vindication time is finally here. Not only is Google working on dark themes for many of its apps, several other developers and services have joined the darker side and started implementing these AMOLED-friendly designs in their apps.

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[Update: Android Pie App Actions] Todoist adds dark theme, launches new Wear OS app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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