Google Maps gets universal Dark Mode and five other updates for Android
Six Google apps are getting free updates that improve their features, security, and accessibility. Some of these are belated, like Google Maps getting universal Dark Mode across the whole app, while others integrate perks available in other services, like using Messages to schedule a text in advance.
The six apps getting updates are: Google Maps, Messages, TalkBack, Password Checkup, Google Assistant, and Android Auto.
There doesn’t seem to be a particular rhyme or reason for these apps to get improvements, according to Google’s , but we aren’t complaining – just keep in mind that they’re not coming to all versions of Android, with different minimum versions for each update (we’ll disclose these thresholds below). Also these updates will be rolling out to Android phones ‘soon,’ so they could reach your devices in days, weeks, or longer – but they’re coming.
Let’s go through each app update one at a time.
Google Maps had Dark Mode, but it only kicked in while actively navigating to a destination. Now, every screen of the app will follow the easy-on-the-eyes Dark Mode visual pattern. …
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