Android Q begins to reveal its secrets. As expected, the next major release of Google’s mobile OS will feature a true dark native mode.
More surprisingly, the Mountain View firm would also work on an office option at the Samsung DeX to use its mobile on a second screen. Change in permissions is also coming soon.
As we reported shortly after the release of Android 9 Pie, Google has decided to zap Android 9.1 and Android Q will be the next major version of Android.
Not really surprising since each iteration finally brings few real changes now. But the next version of the mobile OS should bring a much-needed feature: Android Q will be entitled to its native dark mode.
We already knew from the comments of a developer of the Chromium team, it is now confirmed by one of the first build of the 2019 version of the operating system, that was able to get XDA Developers.
Native Dark Theme, Desktop Mode, Permissions, There’s Something New With Android Q
The site reports that there is even a developer option forcing applications that do not support it to go into dark mode.
No doubt, because the majority of apps will not be immediately compatible with this new feature.
At the end of 2018, Google advised to activate the dark mode to save the battery of smartphones, it is indeed one of the advantages of a night theme, especially with an OLED screen. In addition to not attack the eyes when it is dark.
Otherwise, XDA has noted the presence of a desktop mode relating to the connection with a second screen.
This could be reminiscent of a Samsung DeX option. It would not be the first time that Google takes a feature on an overlay builder.
Not sure this happens on the final version of Android Q, but the Mountain View firm seems to consider it.
Finally, other minor elements have been identified. An overhaul of the system and the interface of management of the permissions would be at work, allowing to control more efficiently the authorizations given to the applications, in particular as regards the geolocalisation. New wallpapers specially designed for smartphones with always-on tiles are also part of it.