Last week, Google rolled out the November security patch updates to their Pixels smartphone lineup sans the first generation Pixels. The same week, Google also encouraged the usage of dark themes in apps to improve battery life. Now, according to Android Police, the November Security patch forces Night Mode when Battery Saver is turned on in Google Pixels.
Some of the Google apps were already having a dark mode and recently Contacts was also updated to get this feature. It is good to know that finally, Google is considering the importance of dark mode. Android Pie already has support for Dark Mode which is known as Night Mode and it is buried inside the Developer options.
The Night Mode offers three options – Automatic (based on time of the day), Always on, and Always off. Now, whatever option you select on your Google Pixel running on the latest build, the Night Mode (Dark Mode) will be enabled when you turn on the Battery Saver. This is one of the best implementations Google has done in years and users were also craving it for years.
Soon, more of Google’s suite of applications are expected to receive an update to get dark mode. This will eventually inspire other application developers to bring the feature to their apps.