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One of Android Q’s big features is on Galaxy phones already

Let’s face it, you already know what feature we’re talking about here if you watched Google’s keynote about Android Q. No? Well, it’s called Night mode on Samsung Galaxy devices running Android Pie and Dark theme on Android Q. Stock Android has had a dark theme for some apps and UI elements since Android Pie, but Android Q makes it a system-wide setting like Samsung’s Night mode. The only difference is that Samsung’s Night mode is already available on plenty of devices.

A dark theme in stock Android benefits everyone

Of course, you don’t need to have Android Pie in order to use a black/dark interface on a Galaxy phone. Galaxy devices have had system-wide theme support for a few years now, and there are plenty of dark themes–both free and paid–available on the Galaxy Themes store. Not that the introduction of a dark theme in stock Android Q won’t benefit Galaxy users. With the core Android OS now supporting a dark theme, we will begin to see more and more third-party apps on the Play Store implementing a dark UI. Plenty of popular apps already do support themes that include an all-black option, and those that don’t are likely to get one thanks to Android Q’s Dark theme.

And while we already have a Night mode on our Galaxies, there are some Android Q features that had us impressed. There’s Live Caption, which uses speech recognition to provide subtitles for any video or audio playing on a device, just like the captions feature on YouTube. Then there’s the fact that Google will be able to push out security updates to some critical OS components through the Play Store, although that will only be supported on devices that run Android Q out of the box.

When is Android Q coming out for Galaxy phones?

Samsung is likely to bring plenty of new functionality of its own with Android Q, but we’ll have to wait for a few months to find out what that includes. It also remains to be seen when the company will release the Android Q update and which Galaxy devices will get it. We have a fairly good idea of the latter already, but it’s always better to get official word from the horse’s mouth.

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Xrraynor
Xrraynor

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locarno
locarno

Maybe Note 10 will have Android Q out of the box ?

djcbs
djcbs

Nop. The Note 10 should arrive around August.
Google will release the final build of Android Q at the end of August.
Samsung will then have to pick up Google’s work and fix it for the Galaxy line. I wouldn’t expect the Note 10 or the S10 line to get Android Q before December 2019/January 2020, much like last year.

locarno
locarno

“Then there’s the fact that Google will be able to push out security updates to some critical OS components through the Play Store, although that will only be supported on devices that run Android Q out of the box.”

Samsung will resign from this feature like it resigned from Project Treble.

locarno
locarno

So in Android Q Samsung will remove its solution for night mode and will use solution from Google ?

gentux
gentux

There’s a second Q feature already present in Samsung: Chat Bubbles

Leopold85
Leopold85

Ok but will it be schedule able like Samsungs is?

gentux
gentux

Hope it will also be possible to set it between sunset and sunrise like with Samsungs implementation. I like white background in the office as I don’t have to switch between black-on-white and white-on-black all the times.

Kaique Rabelo
Kaique Rabelo

So far nothing of pie for my Galaxy j7 prime 😒

Mouallem01
Mouallem01

The J7 prime got pie with one UI in India (It’s called On7 prime there), so just wait a bit you’re guaranteed to get it soon.

Kaique Rabelo
Kaique Rabelo

No. Date of issue “10/2017” in Galaxy j7 prime also country Brazil.

Android 7 – 10/2017
Android 8.1 oreo – 07/2018
Android Pie – coming soon

PJaya
PJaya

Why keep asking J7 prime
Already get 2 major os right

_alex_
_alex_

you wrong, if google says system wide will mean everything, play store, gmail and all system apps.
Actually night mode is missing yet from a lot of sammy apps(galaxy apps, galaxy themes, shealth asf… even they all are supported and night mode is added works, but some bugs still)
i hope Samsung will fullfill all its apps with night mode, and google will too…. so really Q will be a system wide
a lot of apps from store has already it reading system theme
fingers crossed

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Google is bringing dark mode to GApps separately – YouTube, for example already has one. They’re already talking about bringing it to Gmail and maps soon

ghdjib
ghdjib

I have some suggestion to improve One Ui so somebody have a way to give them at developers? un moyen de les donner aux développeurs like One plus?

Biransahin
Biransahin

This is par for the course. Since Marshmallow, Android OS improvements have been from Samsung. Multi-tasking, split windows, NFC support, VR support, Vulkan gaming support just to name a few were on Samsung phones and other OEMs, before going to stock Android. I expect the One UI easy onr hand set up to arrive on Q too.

Khlad
Khlad

Thats why i don’t care anymore if Samsngs android os update gets delayed. It already has most of the “new” features anyway

alawadhi3000
alawadhi3000

Not only since Marshmallow, it was from the beginning, Samsung Android had RTL language support since Android 1.6 in 2009, Google didn’t implement full RTL support until Android 4.3 in 2012.

Same thing can be said about Bluetooth and other features as well.

djcbs
djcbs

I just hope Samsung picks up the system level theme api and works it into their own themes. That way it would allow Samsung themes to theme third party apps, which is nice to fix Google’s horrible Grey Modes.