Whether you like Google’s new all-white design or not, the company is pushing forward with it. But it may add a dark mode as well.
Google’s Phone app, Contacts and Android Messages all received an updated design. Gone are the fun colours and familiar blues, replaced with white.
It isn’t a bad design by any stretch. These apps sport a very modern, clean look. Personally, I love it.
What I don’t love is the searing bright white of my phone when I check it in a dark room.
It appears Google’s testing dark mode in some other parts of Android as well. A recent Reddit post revealed a dark mode version of the Google Feed. It appears to be a server-side A/B test, as Reddit user ‘thelimkid’ wrote that their Google app was on version 18.104.22.168.arm64.
However, my Google app, which is part of the beta group, is running 22.214.171.124.arm64. It doesn’t feature the new Feed design and dark mode.
YouTube for Android also recently received a dark mode.
Hopefully, this spreads to Google’s other apps. Imagine Google News or Google Podcasts with dark modes.
Soon, we could be living in a dark Google world. My eyeballs will be grateful for it.
Image: Dark Google Feed image from Reddit user ‘Justananomaly.’