Some Android users who watched Google’s Issue Tracker board got thrilled when one of the company’s engineers validated that a dark setting for evening surfing would be available in a future release.
Unfortunately, it’s not the case.
The much-awaited dark mode setting feature that some individuals insist is simpler on the eyes, possibly minimizes battery drain and looks merely cool refers to a designer function meant to enhance dark mode support for third-party app developers.
In a message to the Issue Tracker board, the engineer cleared it up:
“…What we *have* added in a future Android release is a developer-facing setting (via Developer Options) to toggle the -night UI mode qualifier, which will make it easier for developers to create and test apps that implement night mode. This qualifier has been in the platform since Froyo (SDK 8) and globally modifiable via UiModeManager since Marshmallow (SDK 23); however, there was never an explicit toggle made available anywhere in Settings. If it’s any consolation, we will also not be adding Hot Dog Mode (where all UI elements are yellow and red).”
Users can merely use custom-made Android displays to attain the same result.
Numerous apps currently have evening setting built including Twitter, Youtube and a couple of stock web browsers. Some Android smartphones currently toggle styles depending on the moment of the day, though it’s not like a hands-on setup that users can use throughout the board.
It’s a pity that dark setting isn’t coming anytime soon on Android. It’s supposed to beat most effective means to run apps, even in the daytime.
You can always use the mode’s capability with third-party tools. Or you can activate Android’s blue light filter, even though it winds up looking more like f.lux compared to what individuals could anticipate from an evening setting, this might not be the most critical attribute.
On the other hand, Samsung Android app exceeded half a billion installs this week as shown by its updated Google Play listing.
While mostly designed for Galaxy-branded devices, the app is additionally suitable with several other models from third-party manufacturers, though such phones and tablets aren’t thought to earn up to a substantial part of its overall install base.
Samsung Internet has become the default web browser of the business’s Android offerings for more than a decade, and it’s anticipated to have the same role on the S9 and S9 Plus, which are the upcoming front-runner due scheduled to be revealed today.
Since late October and the launch of the app development 6.2, Samsung Internet works with the large bulk of phones and tablets running Android 5.0 Lollipop and later versions of Google’s mobile OS.
Every pre-installed version of the application counts to the 500 million pointed out by the Play Store. However, with Samsung not divulging its general use stat, it’s currently vague how many individuals depend on the company’s app as their mobile web browser of choice.