The next version of Android will have a dark theme and desktop mode

The upcoming version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Q, will include a number of unique features.

XDA Developers installed an experimental build of the operating system on the Google Pixel 3 XL, providing insight into the new functionality provided by Android Q.

One of the most notable changes is a system-wide dark theme, which can be configured in Display Settings and replaces the standard white background with a dark grey.

This feature is said to work in both native and third-party apps, thanks to an option to force a dark interface within applications that do not support a dark theme.

Another new developer option is “force desktop mode”, which may act as a Samsung Dex-like feature to enable a desktop mode when your smartphone is connected to a display.

Android Q will also include an overhaul of app permissions, allowing users to see which permissions each of their installed apps requires and uses.

Other features included in the Android Q build include a new lock screen option, a “sensors off” toggle, and settings for pop-up notifications.

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