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.

Japan Starts New Satellite Positioning System

Japan starts new satellite positioning system

Japan has started its own version of a global positioning system. The new system uses 4 Michibiki satellites in orbit around the earth. The final one was launched in October of last year. They complement American GPS satellites. At least one of the satellites is always above Japan.

Signals from that satellite come from an angle that tends to prevent tall buildings getting in the way. Smartphones and car-navigation systems that can receive those signals will be able to show their positions more accurately and stably.

Sony Allows Psn Id Changes In System Software 6.10 Preview

Sony Allows PSN ID Changes In System Software 6.10 Preview

It was reported earlier this year that Sony might finally allow PlayStation owners to change PSN name. Gamers have longed for this ability but it has never been possible to do this. Sony started surveying users about the possibility of a new feature which would let them change PSN ID. PlayStation owners will now be delighted to hear that Sony is testing out PSN name changes if system software 6.10 preview.

New Nuclear Plant Screening System Tested

New nuclear plant screening system tested

Japan's nuclear watchdog has begun the trial run of a new system for inspecting nuclear power plants. It will be introduced in 2020.

The trial took place at the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture on Monday and was shown to the media.

Fujifilm Says A Full-frame System Doesn't Make Sense For Them Now

Fujifilm Says A Full-Frame System Doesn't Make Sense For Them Now

In the mirrorless camera market, Sony used to dominate the full-frame segment, but with entry from the likes of Nikon and Canon, their position is certainly threatened. It also seems to show how there is a growing interest in full-frame mirrorless systems, although this seems to be a market that Fujifilm is avoiding for now.

Sony Releases Ps4 System Software Update 6.0

Sony Releases PS4 System Software Update 6.0

PlayStation 4 owners will soon get an update notification on their consoles as Sony is now rolling out the PlayStation 4 system software update version 6.0. While this new software update doesn’t have a decimal version number, it doesn’t have one of Sony’s unique Daimiyo names as well. That’s because it’s an incremental update which doesn’t bring much in the way of new features to the console.

Jebi Becomes Low Pressure System Off Hokkaido

Jebi becomes low pressure system off Hokkaido

Weather officials are calling for continued caution over gusts and high waves in northern Japan even though typhoon Jebi has become a low pressure system off Hokkaido.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Jebi turned to a low pressure system at 9 AM on Wednesday as it was moving away from the Japanese archipelago.

Facial Recognition System To Debut At Tokyo Games

Facial recognition system to debut at Tokyo Games

Facial recognition software is to be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time in the history of the event.

The Games' organizing committee and major electronics maker NEC unveiled the new system to journalists on Tuesday.