Nope, Android isn’t removing a system-wide dim mode (at slightest not yet)

According to a series of reports today, a subsequent chronicle of Android would embody a “dark mode” — something that’s been a long-time underline ask from those who cite a dark-themed and power-saving choice that’s already accessible in apps like YouTube and Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s not a case.

News that Android was removing a possess dim mode emerged from a post by a Google operative on a company’s Issue Tracker forums, that was afterwards speckled by a Reddit user. (Android Police, The Next Web and others remarkable this, too.)

The Google operative had responded on a thread where a user had requested dim mode, observant that “our engineering group has combined this feature,” and that “it will be accessible in a destiny Android release.”

As we can imagine, this got people pretty excited.

Dark mode has turn an increasingly renouned thesis in a accumulation of third-party apps, and users have given been clamoring for a approach to simply toggle on a dim mode opposite their handling complement entirely. (Some Android inclination had upheld an automatically practical light and dim theme, formed on your wallpaper, though users still wish a manual, system-wide setting.)

While that could still be in a works, we suppose, a Google engineer’s comments did not meant to impute to a concept Android dim mode, as it turns out.

Instead, from what we listened and given confirmed, what a operative was referring to was softened support for dim mode as a underline for developers to exercise in their possess Android applications. That is, if an app developer wants to build in a dim mode, Google is creation that an easier routine for them in a destiny recover of Android.

The operative has also given simplified his remarks, too.

In a new post he writes:

…What we *have* combined in a destiny Android recover is a developer-facing environment (via Developer Options) to toggle a -night UI mode qualifier, that will make it easier for developers to emanate and exam apps that exercise night mode. This qualifier has been in a height given Froyo (SDK 8) and globally modifiable around UiModeManager given Marshmallow (SDK 23); however, there was never an pithy toggle done accessible anywhere in Settings.

If it’s any consolation, we will also not be adding Hot Dog Mode (where all UI elements are yellow and red).

What, no prohibited dog mode? At slightest he’s got a clarity of amusement about a whole thing.

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