Google is testing an even darker ‘dark mode’ for its Android app
Google is testing a darker dark mode for its Android search app (via android font), according to 9to5Google. This new hue still isn’t the same as the one featured in Google’s test of a pitch-black dark mode on desktops last month. On the contrary, the one spotted in the mobile application is darker than the usual dark gray but still lighter than absolute black. I momentarily had the black search page on the desktop, but soon after it reverted to dark gray.
Google’s new mobile app dark mode might be more appealing to devices with OLED screens that are looking to save battery or just prefer to use dark mode more. android font said the new tint is available in the latest Google Beta 13.8 in the Google Play Store, which you can get via APKMirror, an archive that allows Android users to download things not readily available on their device, or go the official route by joining the beta testing group.
After Google confirmed it was testing dark mode on desktop computers last year, the company confirmed a broad rollout of dark mode for Google Search in February for its desktop users. While you can access the app’s new color swatch yourself, a larger version could take months to officially reach more people, just like the desktop version we just saw.