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    • So where do you stand? Are you excited that both Android and iOS will natively support system-wide dark mode? Or are you like me, and you really couldn't care less about system-wide dark modes as long as the apps you use have an automatic dark mode?

      I love dark themes for all apps, and have switched all individual apps to a dark theme as soon as it became available (Google News and YouTube very early on, now Calendar and Keep, probably some others along the way).

      I like the general idea of Material Design to have much whitespace and some bright colors to draw attention to UI elements. However, when all of that whitespace is actually bright white, and all the colors are highly saturated, and there's not even much in terms of drop shadow or borders to break this up (even worse in Google's variant of MD than in the general definition), then I have better things to do than have my retinas burned out all day. :D

      You are right, dark-themed apps just don't look as fun as their light-themed alternatives - the colors of the Google Calendar widget on my home screen really look off - but at the same time, it is much more readable for me, and I wouldn't want to switch back.

      For me, a system-wide dark mode would just be easier to handle, because I plan on having all my apps in dark mode, anyway.

    • It's 'dark all the things!' for me. Yes, its battery saving on OLED screens, but I mostly like the aesthetics, and accidentally opening a light-themed app at night with all the lights in the room turned off is just brutal, eye-searing experience.

      As soon as an app gets dark mode, I'm all over it.

      But, making a big deal about it when introducing a new OS? Well, that's just a great demonstration of where the innovation is when it comes to phones these days. I guess they didn't have any new emoji to show off. :-)