Xiaomi’s OS – MIUI comes in all the smartphones manufactured by the company. Last year, Xiaomi brought its newest update to the OS, the MIUI 10, which revamped the previous version of the OS. It had many new design and visual changes over its previous version, the MIUI 9.
Now, Xiaomi has brought another update to its MIUI 10 Global Beta that brings the much-awaited Dark Mode to the system apps of the phone. The Dark Mode will work on all the system apps of the phone – Gallery, Phone, Messaging, Calculator, Screen Recorder, Updater and Contacts. The Dark Mode also comes for the Notification panel along with the Volume sliders and Recent Apps menu.
Xiaomi will be rolling out the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM with Dark Mode from 15th February onwards, but it will be available only to eligible users. Currently the dark theme of the OS is available only to select few apps, but there is no information from the company when it will bring out the system-wide dark mode.
According to leaked reports Google will be bringing a system-wide dark-mode for all the apps (system and others) in its latest iteration of Android – Android Q. Dark Mode is something which has been getting really popular these days as many of the popular apps have already brought dark modes with them like Twitter, Reddit and many others. While the apps which have not brought the mode right now, but are currently working on it, like Whatsapp.
Unlike what most people think, Dark Mode is not a visual and cosmetic upgrade, it has many benefits, it consumes much less power than the white theme mode. It is also useful at night where the user will be looking at less white and blue light emitted by the phone, thus will be able to sleep better at night. Over that, it’s also a matter of personal preference.
Currently, Xiaomi has started working on their next iteration of MIUI – the MIUI 11 and hopefully we will get to see a system-wide dark-mode in it.