Google has officially announced dark mode for Android Q at I / O and has updated the Material Guidelines how to properly implement the theme in their apps. But of course, there's always going to be some apps that just will not receive a gray look, be it because it's abandoned or just not a priority to the developer.

Override force-dark To test how the OS could circumvent these, Q Beta 3 introduces a brute method that forces all of the apps into dark mode.

] (after first opting into developer settings, naturally). Chromed reversed colors, similar to Chrome's experimental dark mode tests at the beginning of the year. For some apps, this ends up looking good and functional.

As you can see, it's hit or miss for now. Bath examples include Telegram and Whatsapp, with both not really going dark, and Telegram's text becoming unreadable. But I like the Google app and Instagram look and hope for a similar official implementation soon. WebViews and Google Chrome remain untouched by this mode.

Right now, the forced theme, as well as the default white mode, as whites end up staying inverted here, too. This is the case for Google Feed, among others. Android Q launches later this year.

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