Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

Leaked: Android Q will have a System-wide Dark Mode

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For a long time, Google has gradually added the dark mode to its own applications, but the Android system itself has not yet had a good black mode.

However, Google’s leaked internal files show that the Android Q version (10.0) will usher in a system-wide dark mode, with files coming from the Google Chrome development team. The dark mode is an approved feature of the Android Q version, and the Android development team wants to ensure that all pre-installed applications natively support black mode.

In a post on the Chromium bug tracker — of all places — a Googler (Lukasz Zbylut) states that:

Dark mode is an approved Q feature […] The Q team wants to ensure that all preloaded apps support dark mode natively. In order to ship dark mode successfully, we need all UI elements to be ideally themed dark by May 2019.

The Chrome development team should modify the UI elements to suit this theme, including multi-function option boxes, context menus, and tab switchers.

From the conversation, this is a trace submitted by the Google design team’s employees to the Google Chrome team. These files should have been only allowed to be accessed internally by Google.

So after the exception was discovered, Google immediately modified the tracking list to change the permissions to internal access. Now external users can’t directly browse this tracking.

Via: androidpolice