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LG's leaked Android 10 skin is still oppressively bright, but at least there's dark mode

If you're a long-suffering LG smartphone owner who just wished that the company would just take a little bit more care of its software... let's just say we've resigned to a level of masochism. Updates are slow to come out and the UI itself contains plenty of outdated motifs. But worse news may be to come as some purported screenshots of the upcoming LG UX 9.1 on top of Android 10 have been uploaded to a South Korean forum.

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Update Notes for Gboard, YouTube, Android Auto, and more (Sept 14, 2019)

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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'Automatic Dark Theme' lets you schedule dark and light mode on Android 10

Google offers a system-wide, easily accessible dark theme in Android 10 and more and more apps are receiving updates to support it. However, there is no native schedule option to switch between light and dark mode automatically. Due to Android's open nature, though, one developer was quick to introduce an app called Automatic Dark Theme that allows you to retrofit this functionality. You just have to connect your phone to your computer and run an ADB command before you can start using it.

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[Update: Rolling out again] Google app getting full dark mode for Search, Assistant, and in-app Discover feed [APK Download]

About a month ago, the Google app started showing early signs of a dark mode implementation, but users who had the design only saw it interspersed throughout the interface in some sort of chimera mode that mixed white elements, dark ones, and illegible text in many instances. Now, the proper dark mode is showing up for some users, with the entire interface dipped into darkness, from the entire Google app to Assistant and all of its settings.

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[Update: Delayed] Twitter shares some love with AMOLED users with true-black dark mode

Twitter was amongst the early ones to release a night mode for its app. However, even though it's been around since 2016, the interface uses shades of midnight blue rather than black, which might be easier on the eye but doesn't help save as much battery as turning the pixels off on AMOLED screens. The social media giant is now addressing this by rolling out a new "Lights out" option that lets you switch to true-black tones that not only look darker but also reduce power consumption on AMOLED panels.

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The Play Store is finally getting a dark theme

Google has updated many of its apps with dark themes, with Gmail being the most recent entrant. It looks like the Play Store is, at long last, receiving a dark theme of its own. Like Gmail and other Google apps, the Play Store's dark theme is a dark grey, and it looks pretty nice.

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Gmail's dark mode is rolling out to some users [APK Download]

When Android 10 officially rolled out, dark mode aficionados were a bit miffed to see that several of the apps that were still white hadn't been updated yet. The Google app, Play Store, Maps, and Gmail were the biggest holdouts, but now the last one is finally getting its darkness on.

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[Update: Detailed timeline] Huawei announces EMUI 10 based on Android Q, P30 series getting beta on September 8

Right after announcing its very own mobile operating system HarmonyOS during its developer conference, Huawei quickly followed up by showing its continued commitment to Android. The company unveiled the latest iteration of EMUI, number 10.0, based on Android Q. A beta version of it is coming to the Huawei P30 series on September 8, which further confirms what we were already expecting: Google is most likely launching the stable release of Android 10 Q at around the same date.

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Microsoft To Do gets a fresh coat of paint and dark mode support

Microsoft's to-do app, To Do, has received a bit of a facelift. In a recent update, the app formerly known as To-Do has dropped the hyphen from its name, gotten a new, more modern look, and added customization options including wallpapers and a dark theme.

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[Update: Dark toggle] Dark mode now available on Gallery Go by Google Photos

Google Photos is a fantastic app, but storing and accessing to all your images from the cloud can be a strain on your smartphone's bandwidth and storage, especially if it's a budget Android device. Last month, Google launched Gallery Go (along the lines of Maps Go and Google Go), a lightweight picture manager targetted at the hundreds of millions of budget devices being used in developing countries. Today, the app got an update that adds dark mode — something other apps like Messenger and Google Photos already have.

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