Dark Mode coming to Android's Phone app

Dark Mode coming to Android's Phone app
Google has dropped an update for the Android Phone app. This app covers everything related to making or receiving a call. And with Google's material design full of open white spaces that could blind a user in the dark (especially when someone is calling), Google is planning on adding a Dark Mode option to the app. You don't have to take our word for it. The changelist for the update reads: "The Phone app has a fresh new look. And coming soon - Dark mode."

For those not familiar with the concept, instead of a UI with black text on a white background, Dark Mode has white text on a black background. The idea is that with the lights out, or at night, the normal white background could strain your eyes and make it hard for you (and those nearby) to see. Part of the update to the app that some users might not appreciate is a change to the color scheme of the "Favorites" page. The colors are now pastel which one user compared to the coloring of an Easter Egg.

Just yesterday, we told you that Google is returning Dark Mode to the Android Messages app with the next update. Those who like to use Dark Mode, even when there is plenty of light, will be happy to know that Google seems to be considering Dark Mode as a necessary feature on certain apps to balance its material design.


source: AndroidPhone

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7 Comments

1. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

This feature is already available in some Huawei and Samsung phones if I am not mistaken.

2. gdawilson

Posts: 285; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Google is very late to the Dark Side party. OnePlus has had it for a few years I believe

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google started on dark mode until Lollipop

6. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

“Until Lollipop“ or "when Lollipop was introduced"? These two have different thoughts.

3. gdawilson

Posts: 285; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of the new pastel colours, or Material Design refresh. I noticed I can no longer swipe between the different tabs (as seen on the bottom). You have to tap on the tabs to switch to them

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Those fainted colours looks total s#!t.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Windows Phone has had dark mode since its inception in 2010. What took you guys so long?

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