Android users have clamored for years for a dark mode across the entire OS, and it looks like the wait is nearly over. According to a animadversion spotted in the Chromium bug tracker by Android Police, accessories active the accessible Android Q belvedere will get a system-wide dark theme.

A Google architect said in the bug description that the affection has been accustomed for development in Android Q:

Dark mode is an accustomed Q affection […] The Q team wants to ensure that all preloaded apps abutment dark mode natively. In order to ship dark mode successfully, we need all UI elements to be alluringly themed dark by May 2019.


The description also suggests that the dark mode will be placed under . The bug tracker link, which is now inaccessible even independent links to several centralized abstracts anecdotic the affection in detail.

Meanwhile, addition commit in AOSP code suggests that dark mode requires a specific wallpaper file.

Meanwhile, a commit in the AOSP code also hinted at an accessible dark mode. The text reads:

Dark Mode expects a specific wallpaper file to be present in the filesystem. This file is generated for most ways that the wallpaper can be set except for when the default_wallpaper ability is used.

All this affirmation suggests that the Dark Mode ambience will almost accordingly affection in Android Q.

Google has already rolled out dark mode to some of its accepted apps including the Google Phone app, Contacts, Messages, YouTube, and Google News. That means it’s covered a lot of ground in acknowledging the affection in the apps it’ll want to pre-load on Android devices, so there shouldn’t be a whole lot of UI tweaks left to tackle on this front.

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