The Google Maps app is getting a real darkish mode, a minimum of on Android. The corporate introduced in the present day that it’s lastly broadly releasing the darkish theme possibility that it’s been testing within the app since September 2020.
The darkish mode, which takes issues a lot additional than the beforehand out there night time mode shade possibility, will probably be accessible within the app’s settings menu, underneath “theme.”
Google introduced the darkish mode rollout as a part of a batch of new features coming to Android, together with some updates to Android Auto. Along with customized wallpapers, Android Auto is now going to function video games as effectively. Trivia Crack, Jeopardy!, Music Quiz, and Google’s personal Are You Feeling Fortunate? will probably be out there. The video games may be accessed via the assistant by saying “Hey Google, play a recreation.”
Android Auto can be getting a split-screen function that can put Maps facet by facet with media controls, very like what Apple started doing in CarPlay in iOS 13 in 2019. (Although this function will solely be out there in automobiles with wider shows.) Google is including shortcuts to the Android Auto launch display screen, too, which can enable for fast entry to climate or setting your property thermostat.
The Android Auto options will probably be out there “within the coming days” on telephones operating Android 6.0 and above in appropriate automobiles. Google Maps darkish mode will roll out “quickly.”