The Google Maps app is getting a real darkish mode, no less than on Android. The corporate introduced right now that it’s lastly extensively releasing the darkish theme choice that it’s been testing within the app since September 2020.
The darkish mode, which takes issues a lot additional than the beforehand accessible evening mode coloration choice, might be accessible within the app’s settings menu, beneath “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 characteristic video games as properly. Trivia Crack, Jeopardy!, Track Quiz, and Google’s personal Are You Feeling Fortunate? might be accessible. The video games might be accessed by means of the assistant by saying “Hey Google, play a sport.”
Android Auto can also be getting a split-screen characteristic 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 characteristic will solely be accessible in automobiles with wider shows.) Google is including shortcuts to the Android Auto launch display, too, which can permit for fast entry to climate or setting your own home thermostat.
The Android Auto options might be accessible “within the coming days” on telephones working Android 6.0 and above in suitable automobiles. Google Maps darkish mode will roll out “quickly.”