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As we all dive into Android M, we’re learning about new features all the time and a post over on Google+ suggests that we could see icons in the status bar flip from white to dark depending on the app and the color of the app’s status bar.

As noted by Droid-Life, a developer can turn on “android:windowLightStatusBar” in the theme of their app and the system will switch to a dark foreground. On certain devices and in certain apps, we’ve already seen that white status bar icons barely show up on a light background and as long as app developers enable this feature, it could solve this ongoing problem.

At present, the preview of Android M has a bug which means that this will only change the status icons to dark, leaving notifications in white but this is likely due to the preview nature of Android M and should be fixed before the release of the platform later this year.

For more on Google’s latest OS, head over to our Diving Into M section, check out our first look at Android M and look at the links below:

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Nirave Gondhia
Nirave is one of the Managing Editors and a fan of travel. He's worked in technology for over ten years (including stints at two carriers in the UK) and reported on it for nearly nine years. In my spare time, A big football (soccer to those over the pond) fan and avid supporter of Man United for over 20 years, he reads a lot, loves a cocktails and blogs about travel.