Teardown seems to indicate quick arrival dark mode Google Maps

Google Maps looks set to get a dark mode soon. It has been known for some time that Google is working on this, but a result has so far not been achieved. Now references have been found to dark mode in a beta version of the Android app.

The editors of 9to5Google reports that references in beta 10.50 to a tooltip, a dialog box, settings and assets that all belong to a dark mode . They know how to tell them that, as with other apps, the dark mode can conform to the same system-level setting or be set to light or dark separately. There are also separate settings for maps and navigation mode. Only the latter can switch to dark mode since last year, the rest of the app hasn’t yet.

Many other Google apps already have dark modes, such as Google, Google Play, YouTube, Duo, Recorder, Messages, Gmail, Home, and Assistant. Android itself has the option to darken the system since the introduction of Android 10 Q, in March of 2019. It is not known whether the mode would also come to iOS at the same time. The teardown is from the Android version.

A dark mode is more economical and looks finer after sunset. Another option that can achieve that latter goal is Night Light, known on iOS as Night Shift. This lowers the colour temperature, which also reduces the burning effect of the light. However, this also comes at the expense of color fastness.