Pixel users will soon be able to manually choose between dark and light mode for the Pixel Launcher.
Right now, the Pixel launcher automatically turns black if you have a dark wallpaper, and turns white if you have a light-coloured background. You can’t mix and match.
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However, soon enough, you’ll simply be able to switch things up by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping a button.
Earlier this year, somebody submitted a request for a dedicated dark/light mode toggle in the Android P developer preview issue tracker and, as spotted by Android Police, Google appears to have come through.
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“We have added support for a Dark theme to be applied to quick settings and launcher under Settings -> Display -> Device Theme,” a Google employee has written in response to the request.
“It will be available in a future Android build.”
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It’s hardly a huge new addition, but it’ll definitely make plenty of Pixel owners happy.
The second Android P beta came out earlier this month, but you might want to wait until later this year for the real deal to arrive before ditching Oreo.
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