Android Q Might Bring A System-wide Dark Mode

Android Q Might Bring A System-Wide Dark Mode


Google has gradually been updating some of its core apps with a dark theme. It’s present in apps like YouTube, Messages, Google News, and even some parts of the Maps app. To some, it felt like Google was setting the stage for a system-wide dark mode in Android and it appears that the company might deliver it with Android Q, the next major version of its mobile platform.

A post by one Googler by the name of Lukasz Zbylut on the Chromium bug tracker raises the possibility that Android Q might finally bring a system-wide dark mode for the platform. The dark, more battery-friendly theme is widely appreciated so many users will be pleased if Google goes ahead with this.

Android Update Forces 'night Mode' When Battery Saver Is Enabled

Android Update Forces 'Night Mode' When Battery Saver Is Enabled

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Google loves the color white. The majority of Google’s apps and services on both the web and mobile use a lot of white in its design, which we can’t say we blame them for using because it does help to create a very clean and minimalist look which helps in the app’s overall user-friendliness.

Google Confirms That Dark Mode Helps With Android's Battery Life

Google Confirms That Dark Mode Helps With Android's Battery Life

We’re seeing more companies introduce dark mode to their apps these days. There are obvious reasons for dark mode, such as making an app easier on the eyes when using the app at night, and also giving users more options and flexibility in terms of how an app looks like. As it turns out, dark mode is also great for battery life.

During the Android Dev Summit, it seems that Google has confirmed that dark mode is better for overall battery life on Android. The company showed off a presentation slide where an app in dark mode and in max brightness draws considerably less power than an app that uses a lot of white in its design.

How To Enable Night Mode On Android

How To Enable Night Mode On Android

Some might not know this, but the blue light emitted by your smartphone, tablet or computer screen, causes severe eye strain, which in return makes it less likely for you to have a good night sleep.

In this tutorial, we are going to be guiding you through the two best options you have to save yourself from the harmful blue light, by making use of ‘Night Mode’ on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Whatsapp Picture-in-picture Mode Rolling Out On Android

WhatsApp Picture-In-Picture Mode Rolling Out On Android

WhatsApp has been testing a new feature for its Android app that will enable users to view videos hosted on select platforms using the Picture-in-Picture or PiP mode. This feature wasn’t available in the 2.18.234 Android beta version but improvements have since been made to it and now the feature has been enabled for all users who use the beta version.

Gmail For Android Now Supports Confidential Mode

Gmail For Android Now Supports Confidential Mode

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Do you have emails that contain sensitive information that you don’t want others to see? There are ways to do that, but if you’re an Android user who also uses Gmail, you might be interested in a new feature called Confidential Mode that has recently found its way onto the Android version of the app.

Netflix & Sony Team Up To Bring 'calibrated Mode' To Sony's Tvs

Netflix & Sony Team Up To Bring 'Calibrated Mode' To Sony's TVs

Due to the fact that all TVs were designed differently, what a TV show or movie looks like on one TV can look different on another, which are marketing points that companies are using to promote their products. However if you'd rather take the guess work out of the equation and watch shows as they were meant to watch, Netflix and Sony might have something for you.

Netflix has recently announced that they have teamed up with Sony to launch a new feature called "Calibrated mode" which have been designed with Sony's TVs in mind. According to Netflix, "We're now thrilled to introduce Netflix Calibrated Mode, a new feature developed by Sony picture quality and device experts in collaboration with Netflix color scientists and available exclusively on Sony's BRAVIA MASTER Series A9F OLED and Z9F LED TVs."

Youtube Dark Mode Now Available On Android

YouTube Dark Mode Now Available On Android


YouTube confirmed back in March this year that it would release a dark mode for its mobile apps. The mode was actually released first for the iOS app even though many would have expected it to arrive for the Android version first. A few months after the YouTube dark mode made its appearance on iOS, it’s finally available for YouTube on Android devices.

The dark mode was first added for YouTube on the desktop late last year. It was then revealed that the mobile apps would get it as well starting with the iOS version.

How To Use The Android Battery Saver Mode

How To Use The Android Battery Saver Mode

Battery Saver mode is available on all devices running Android 5.0 and beyond. If your device is running on an older version – and therefore doesn’t come with the particular feature – we also have helpful battery tips that you could follow.

Battery Saver mode essentially acts as an emergency responder to when your device’s battery falls under a certain percentage – usually somewhere in the range of 15% – 20%. Its aim is to keep the phone alive as long as possible, which in some cases has proved to be a lifesaver.

Youtube For Android Gets Its Own Incognito Mode

YouTube For Android Gets Its Own Incognito Mode


A feature that Google Chrome users are well accustomed to is making its way to the official YouTube app for Android. The company has added an incognito mode to the app which is quite similar to the one in Google’s popular web browser. The mode is available in the Account section of the YouTube for Android app.

It’s already possible to pause the watch history in the YouTube app but the incognito mode takes things one step further. It will let users browse videos on the mobile app without leaving any trace. Browsing in incognito mode will not result in any changes in their recommendations as well.