Dark Mode is coming in Android Q

Google I/O 2019 kicked off today. Google said users can now take advantage of a "dark theme" that blends in with a car's cockpit more than the predominantly white look of the current user interface. A new API will let apps know when dark theme is enabled, and devs have the option to invert colors in their own apps.

Last year, Google introduced Digital Wellbeing to help us use our phones less.

If you're a developer, you'll want to look at the development details here.

Entry level devices running Android Q will now support encryption, providing more security for them. The app launcher is now faster than before and one can also answer calls while using the navigation system.

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Starting in Beta 3, Google is enabling system-provided smart replies and actions that are inserted directly into notifications by default. Users will likely adore the new "dark mode" that blends in better with most cars. You don't need to be connected to the internet, or even to a network, in order to see these new captions on a video in real time. Google has now updated the connectivity suite with new features and a revised interface.

Now the navigation bar has static buttons to jump to mapping, phone, home, audio and exit screens. However, there was a solid section on Android Q and upcoming features. This year, it will bring Focus Mode. Android Q offers improved support for passive authentication methods like facial recognition by adding both implicit and explicit confirmations.

Over the past five years, Android Auto has expanded to support more than 500 vehicle models from 50 different brands. With Assistant's new Driving Mode, which is also coming this summer, you only need to say "Hey Google, let's drive", and your handset will immediately serve up a list of relevant notifications and actions, from friends and family to call, to a link to the last podcast you were listening to, so you can hop right back into it once you're in the vehicle.

This is particularly helpful if you use Waze instead of Google Maps and listen to streaming services like Deezer or Spotify, so you get a more personalized experience without a single touch.

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