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Android 12 Beta 4 brings better theming and dark mode support to Settings

Android 12 Beta 4 brings better theming and dark mode support to Settings

Android 12 Beta 4 is polishing up the experience ahead of the stable release, and included in this latest version are some adjustments to the Settings menu that make it easier to read a few things in dark mode/theme, with better highlights for important toggles, and improved consistency for how those toggles look, plus a couple of theme tweaks.

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Google Assistant is going goth, with dark mode coming to a future Chrome OS update

Google Assistant is going goth, with dark mode coming to a future Chrome OS update

It's been almost a year since Google started working on giving Chrome OS some darker hues. Despite dark mode's long development time, it still looks pretty unfinished today (even in Canary), and we'll probably be waiting for some time before Google officially launches it. With the highly requested feature slowly trekking its way towards the finish line, Google has been steadily rolling out updates that introduce new sprinkles of dark theme goodies, like dynamic theme switching and scheduled dark mode. And now, Google Assistant is raring to embrace its new goth makeover.

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Google is preparing scheduled dark mode for Chrome OS

Google is preparing scheduled dark mode for Chrome OS

Dark mode has been soaring in popularity as a design trend over the last several years, and for good reason — it minimizes eye strain when using computers over extended periods (Editor's note: It also looks slick AF). With major platforms like macOS, Windows, and Android offering darker shades, it became clear Chrome OS had to catch up with the pack. Dark mode is still in ongoing development despite work on it dating back almost a year now, and it looks unfinished — even today. But Google hasn't thrown in the towel here, and it's now adding another highly requested feature to make dark mode even better.

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Darkness is spreading: Google Search dark theme is appearing on desktop for more and more users

Darkness is spreading: Google Search dark theme is appearing on desktop for more and more users

After testing it for months, Google has finally started flipping on dark theme/mode support for Search on the Web for a lucky few. So far as we can tell, it still hasn't hit everyone yet, and this could be just another test or a limited rollout ahead of a formal announcement. Still, reports today seem quite a bit more widespread than they were the last few times Google played with the feature on customers' computers.

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Box finally has a dark theme, but not without one annoying limitation

Box finally has a dark theme, but not without one annoying limitation

Use Box as one of your cloud storage services? You know, because none of us can get by with just one. Well, it's gotten a small, but notable makeover it needed long ago with a new dark theme.

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Try these 3 super-useful Chromebook features you didn't even know were there

Try these 3 super-useful Chromebook features you didn't even know were there

It's been a week since Google launched its big Chrome OS 90 update, and while it's nowhere near as jam-packed as 89, it did introduce a handy new diagnostics app, improved Tote (formerly Holding Space), and more. Since its release, we've been digging into the new update and unearthing even more features that could improve your Chromebook experience. Here are three experimental improvements we've found that you can try right now.

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Android 12 DP3's dark mode improvements will further protect your eyes from burning whites

Android 12 DP3's dark mode improvements will further protect your eyes from burning whites

Android 12 Developer Preview 3 brought a whole slew of new design elements hinting that we're in for even more extensive changes in future pre-release versions. But Google is also working on eliminating smaller inconsistencies that should make the latest OS even more pleasant to use. It's introducing properly themed toast messages for dark mode, as first spotted by 9to5Google.

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Here's what Android 12 DP3's new app splash screens look like

Here's what Android 12 DP3's new app splash screens look like

Thanks to some recent leaks, we already knew that Android 12 would be getting new universal splash screens for its apps. It's a slight touch, but it certainly helps keep everything feeling a little more uniform in design. With Android 12 DP3 now out in the wild, we've finally gotten to check out these splash screens in action, complete with support for dark mode depending on your system preferences.

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Android 11 is rolling out to Chromebooks on the Beta channel

Android 11 is rolling out to Chromebooks on the Beta channel

It's been two years since the Android system on Chromebooks received a major update. While Android 9 Pie introduced a slew of improvements, growing pains (like app scaling) have continued to make the experience quite frustrating. Google has since been hard at work fixing its issues and reworking the Android system with its ARCVM. The wait may finally be over, as a shiny new Android 11 build powered by ARCVM is slowly rolling out to Chrome OS Beta.

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Android 12 DP2 ditches first preview's blue backgrounds, brightens dark mode again

Android 12 DP2 ditches first preview's blue backgrounds, brightens dark mode again

The settings on Android 12 have stopped looking so cool. You may remember that in Developer Preview 1, we were introduced to a ghastly blue shade in the submenus. Well, it's not there anymore with Developer Preview 2.

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