Enthusiastic Android users who have been following a dark thread of Google Issue Tracker since November last year are celebrating a new development: the thread, in which a user asked about a dark mode to improve battery life on Android phones with OLED screens, closed state
The problem was marked as "fixed," and the Google employee who initially responded in the thread saying he would send comments to the Android engineering team said that "the engineering team added this feature" and noted that "it will be available in a future version of Android. "The change, which users responded with quite enthusiasm, was discovered by DroidLife, who reported the news today.
It is not clear when this dark mode will be released, or if it will be in the next release of Android P scheduled to be presented at Google I / O in May (and presumably will be released in the fall). Android already has a dark dark mode that, until last October, was exclusive to Pixel 2. It allows users to change from a light to dark theme based on the wallpaper of their phone, and arrived at the original Android Pixel 8.1, as observed by AndroidPolice.
Google may decide to expand that feature to more phones in a future Android update, or the company may be planning to modify it to work without relying on the phone's wallpaper. The other possibility is that this dark mode is only an independent feature of high-level Android that will reach all phones at some point.