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Google offers more hope Night Mode might return for Nexus phones on Nougat

Google's developer forums have now labeled a request to add Night Mode to Nexus phones running on Android 7.1 Nougat as a "FutureRelease".
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November 10, 2016
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Many owners of Google’s older Nexus phones were not happy when Android 7.0 Nougat was released, as it removed the popular Night Mode feature from those phones. There have been a number of third-party mods to bring it back, but now it appears that Google maybe (just maybe) is preparing for its official return.

For those of you who are coming into this debate late, Night Mode is supposed to offer smartphone owners a way to use them more easily in the dark by applying a blue-light filter toggle. Google made the decision to ditch Night Mode from the first Android 7.0 release, due to what the company said were performance issues with the feature. It is available on Android 7.1.1. for the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones, under the term Night Light.

Many fans have since posted “bug reports” on Google’s developer forums, requesting the return of Night Mode on Nexus phones with Nougat. Now, one such forum request has been closed by Google, and its status has been changed to “FutureRelease”. Obviously, this doesn’t mean the company is definitely going to bring this feature back, but it is an encouraging little sign. Hopefully we will get more information on this development in the very near future.