Jun 13 AT 11:13 AM Evan Selleck 0 Comments

Google’s Pixel launcher will soon support manually toggling between light and dark themes


Right now, the Google Pixel launcher will automatically switch between a light and dark theme depending on the wallpaper you have selected. But it looks like Google will be tweaking an important option in an upcoming version of Android.

Android Police┬áreports that Google will be adding the ability to manually toggle between a light and dark theme in a future release of Android, which could hint at the new feature being added to Android P. An Android user had requested the ability to do such a thing in the Android P Developer Preview issue tracker, which was subsequently marked as “completed” by a Google employee.

That employee added, along with the confirmation: “We have added support for a Dark theme to be applied to quick settings and launcher under Settings -> Display -> Device Theme. It will be available in a future Android build.” That could mean we see the new feature baked into a version of Android P, which will see its public launch later this year.

Dark themes have been all the rage for quite a few years now, especially with the wide adoption of OLED displays. The automatic switching between a light and dark mode was a neat trick in Android, but being able to simply choose the type you prefer is even better.

Which do you prefer, a light or dark theme?

Via: Android Police

Source: Android Issue Tracker

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