Android users have been anticipating a system wide dark mode for a while now with all the rumours and speculations in the past few months. Google has not given any confirmation yet, but hinted the dark mode in a few Apps on the Samsung One UI running on Android Pie. A complete Dark themed Android device will come with its own benefits for OLED users who have been reporting battery drains while using the normal white theme.
Earlier, Android Pie was expected to come up with the dark mode before the launch. But unfortunately, that didn’t prove to be fruitful and users have been waiting for a complete rollout of the theme since then. Maybe we will get to see the system wide dark mode on the next version of Android, which is “Android Q”. There is not much information out there about Q, but the dark mode could be possibly true considering Google has been implementing the same in many of their Apps recently like YouTube, Maps, Feeds and a few others.
A Google spokesperson had commented about Android Q in a public forum:
Dark mode is an approved Q feature […] The Q team wants to ensure that all preloaded apps support dark mode natively. In order to ship dark mode successfully, we need all UI elements to be ideally themed dark by May 2019.
Google had earlier done a research on how the dark mode in its Apps affects the battery life of the Android phones and how it could actually do more good than harm as far as the user interface is concerned.