Google has made a habit of internally showing off its latest Android versions well before officially announcing the software. Now, a supposed Developer Preview has leaked ahead of schedule, giving us an early look at some of the features Google may be planning for Android Q.
First reported by XDA, users have managed to get their hands on a leaked preview and take screenshots of some of the new features.
Probably the most interesting revelation is that Google is working on a system-wide dark theme. Once on, it shades all of the white backgrounds to a dark grey tone. The images show that you’ll also be able to schedule dark mode to be enabled depending on the time of day.
XDA confirmed that dark mode is enabled on every app or software menu. From the Google Phone app, Google Messages, Google Contacts and things like the volume panel and Quick Settings, they were all updated for the new dark mode.
Interestingly, the preview has an option called “override force-dark” to enable dark mode on all apps, even in ones that don’t have the option.
Besides the dark mode, Android Q will include other revamped features like improved Accessibility, Permissions for privacy, and a Desktop Mode. That last one in particular is quite intriguing, and though XDA believes it’ll function similar to Samsung’s DeX and Huawei’s Easy Projection, it wasn’t able to get the feature to properly work on an external display.
It’s unclear if Google will include all of the features found in the Developer Preview of Android Q in the final version that will be available to all users later this year.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Keep your dirty clothes seperate with the best laundry baskets.
Keeping ahead of the piles of laundry is every adult's trial and tribulation. Make it a little easier with our favorite laundry baskets.