Android 6.0 Marshmallow will ship without the dark UI theme included in the early preview
posted by Mihai A. / Sep 10, 2015, 4:05 PM
The original Android M developer preview gave us the option to swap the very bright colors of the UI to darker ones that were kinder to the eye at night. In fact, users could also set up the OS to transition between the bright theme at day and the dark theme at night. Sounds like a nice thing to have, right?
Unfortunately, after removing the dark theme in the second and third developer preview builds, Google has apparently decided to ship Android 6.0 Marshmallow without a dark theme option. Although the company has yet to address the issue in a formal statement, a recent discovery on the Google Issue Tracker shows that the feature will not be included in the M release.
Asked to bring back the Dark Theme in Android M, Google staff responded with a very straightforward comment:
Have any of you been hoping to see the dark UI mode get included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow?
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Q. Have any of you been hoping to see the dark UI mode get included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow? A. 25.09.2015
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 4:08 PM 1
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It was actually one of my fav features in Preview 1 So much potential once third party devs support it But the RRO theme engine (aka Layers) is still in AOSP So you can still download a black theme if you want But there would be no automatic day/night switch
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 6:24 PM 1
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I prefer the light. Looks more professional and less Android 2.0ish.
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 4:13 PM 7
I prefer dark as a light background is battery-consuming especially on AMOLED displays.
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 4:36 PM 16
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I like the concept of an OS theme that changes based on the time of day or ambient lighting. I do get the interest for the sake of saving battery life but the phone I plan to buy will have an LCD display and I don't think it'll be relevant.
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 5:39 PM 3
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Any news on Xposed for Marshmallow? I'm patient, btw.....before anyone bashes me.
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 4:30 PM 0
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Rovo or any of the others won't start (or finish?) Xposed for Marshmallow until the official release. No one supports Previews with anything, except a few who like to have a tinker (there's two ROM's which support RRO Layers & rooted if you wanna pass over the last few weeks!), because the final product always has a drastic change which breaks the code
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 4:56 PM 1
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i'll most likely root and flash to cm13 anyway... not because i like cyanogenmod more than stock android at this point.. but i require dark theme... i'm a huge fan of monochromatic themes.. blacks or dark grays with white or silver accents... i love the flat minimal feel of material design .. just with a darker feel.
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 6:20 PM 1
Android and Google, stumbling a lot in 2015. I hope they get their $¶/% together in 2016. This is just the latest little dumb thing. The crap nexus specs. The lollipop fiasco. Not to mention the Google Play Store is just one dirty company after another with no real oversight of bandits.
posted on Sep 10, 2015, 6:32 PM 1
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Doesn't really matter too much as the only people who get stock Android are: Nexus, Moto and One plus, all those phone are pretty heavily supported by custom rom and usually get an official cyanogenmod rom which has theme support. The rest of the oems skin Android to hell that it doesn't even matter what colour it ships with or without.
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 1:37 AM 0
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This frustrates me a little. That feature will have virtually 0 cost, both in functionality and storage. It's like the lack of separation of ringtone and notification volumes. It's the first thing put into custom roms, so the feature has to be just a hidden check box somewhere. If people love the feature, then it should be a no-brainer to just leave it in.
posted on Sep 11, 2015, 8:03 AM 1
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