Google likely to introduce dark mode scheduling in Android 11

Google started rolling out Android 10 back in August this year. One the biggest changes that the Android version that made the company ditch dessert names got was a system wide dark mode. The feature made app developers release a similar dark theme on their app, thereby making it easier for users to use their phones in the night time. However, one feature that Google left out in its Android 10 update was the dark mode scheduling feature. But now reports indicate that the company might introduce this feature in its next major Android update, that is the Android 11.

Google, as per a report by the XDA Developers, dark mode scheduling feature was present in some beta versions of Android 10 back at the time it was called Android Q. However, the company later decided to depreciate the feature in AppCompat v1.1.0 before it finally rolled out Android 10 to the users.The company later explained the reason in a Reddit thread. Any guesses why?

Well, as Google’s engineering team explained that the feature “requires apps to request location permissions to be accurate” adding that it can be buggy “even with a valid location the sunrise/sunset time calculations”.

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