As encouraged last week that applications adopt dark themes to save battery, Google Contacts is the latest Android client that is gaining. In recent weeks, the company has updated its communication applications, and the dark look of Google Phone has already been announced and developed.
Google 3.2 contacts are introduced this evening with a switch available in the navigation drawer. It may be required to close after the update before "Turn on dark theme enabled" appears just above the Settings.
It is worth noting that on the Pixel device running Android 9 Pie the application is aware of whether "Dark theme in the device settings is enabled". This does not apply to the "Device Theme" in the Screen Settings for Pixel Launcher, but rather to the "Set Night Mode" Developer option to Auto, Always Off, or Always On. If the latter is enabled, users can not disable the theme in Google Contacts because they are automatically enabled at startup.
In Google News, it looks like a "dark mode" and notes to the Google Phone version also refer to it in a similar way. Despite the inconsistencies, it is the same dark gray shade of the background, not the black AMOLED.
Google News and Contacts are thematically and functionally similar, with the same shade of blue, adapted to user interface elements such as FAB and as a color accent. This theme is used everywhere from the main contact list, the Create contact, Settings and search screen.
Along with our APK Insight, there is a dark mode for Google Phone, noting that the darker appearance can be synchronized between the dialer and the Contacts application.
Google 3.2 contacts are now available in the Play Store. Be sure to check out our full overview of all dark modes in Google on Android and on the web.
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