Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
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Android Q Dark Mode Arrives In Beta 1: Buggy & All But Broken

Android Q Dark Mode Arrives In Beta 1: Buggy & All But Broken

Google first announced dark mode for Chrome last month, and soon after released several new themes that allow you to change the browser color from white to black, yellow, blue, rose pink and other hues.

Chrome Lite Pages combines two of Google's major concerns for the mobile web.

Android Q has finally arrived in its initial testing phases via Beta 1 and one of the biggest expected features, a system-wide dark mode, seems to have arrived in an nearly entirely dysfunctional state. While these updates normally cover security fixes, system-level changes, and new tools for developers, Chrome 73 also includes a handful of new features for general users as well - including the much-requested Dark Mode - although their availability will be different depending on the platform you're using. A highly anticipated feature brought by Chrome 73 is support for dark mode on the browser's Mac client, but unfortunately, it appears that Google Chrome users on Windows will have to wait a little longer.

Now, with its official release, dark mode for Chrome will automatically activate whenever macOS' native dark mode setting is enabled on your computer. Chrome Lite Pages will be explicitly marked in the address bar and users will have the option to load the original unoptimized version if they want.

On launching the browser you should be able to see the dark version of the browser.

However, the feature is not applicable to secure pages when accessed via Chrome's desktop version.

If you're a Windows user, Google says that there is an update in the works. If not, you can also go to Chrome - About Google Chrome and trigger the update manually.

Sadly for Windows users, the dark mode support is nowhere to be found.

Chrome 73.0.3683.75 is now available for download for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

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