Last year when Google announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow, one of the features noticed in the developer preview was a Dark theme setting. What this does is that it gives the UI a dark makeover which when used at night, is less glaring than having a white UI shining into your eyes. Unfortunately the feature never made it to the final release.
However the good news is that the Dark mode could be back this year as “Night mode”, thanks to the folks at Android Central who has spotted the feature in the developer preview of Android N. As you can see in the settings, this is more or less similar in function to the Dark mode option in Android Marshmallow, except that it does appear to be more configurable.
For example it won’t just darken your UI, but users can also opt to choose to adjust the tint and the brightness of the screen when it has been enabled. Now we can’t say for sure that this feature will make the final cut of Android N. After all we were disappointed when Google pulled the feature from Android Marshmallow, but hopefully the same won’t happen again.
This is also not the first display configuration discovered in Android N. Earlier we reported that one of the settings in Android N allowed users to configure the display calibration of their phone, a feature that OEMs typically lock and prevent users from adjusting.