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Android 7.1 Nougat for Google Nexus Devices To Bring Night Mode Feature Back

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Android 7.1 Nougat Nexus May Bring Night Mode Feature Back on Both Old and New Devices

The hype for Nexus devices finally getting Android 7.1 Nougat is making its rounds on the mobile community. While there are a slew of features boasted on the anticipated mobile OS, there is one feature most users are excited about. It is the night mode feature, which users think is long overdue.

Night mode was first teased in the working beta of the Marshmallow version of the OS. It has not made an appearance again since, but it was hinted that it will make a comeback on Android 7.1 Nougat, an update which is initially available for Nexus, among other select phones and devices.

While it is only one of the expected features, most people loved the thought of getting it back. Basically, it enables users to change the perceived temperature of the colors on-screen, which makes the display warmer. It also removes unnecessary blue and white light, which is achieved generally by making the screen sport darker hues.

This makes Night mode perfect for those who use their phones not only for calls or texts, but also for reading e-books and other documents. Surfing the net in night mode, especially in darker environments, may be more pleasing and less painful on the eyes, as well. This is especially true for people who like to spend extended periods of time on their phone reading.

Having not made an appearance since Marshmallow led many developers to create unofficial apps that simulate Night Mode. However, the feature was again teased in Nougat 7.0, but it did not make the final build. Perhaps, at the time of the 7.0 release, they are still ironing out a few bugs.

Still, this is primarily the basis as to why many people believe Night mode is coming back. On the tracker for 7.1, it has been noticed that the Night Mode feature was tagged as closed in the issue tracker.

Android 7.1 Nougat is available for Nexus devices. It is also available for Google Pixel and Pixel XL, and may make its way to older smartphone models via updates, as well.

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