The Android OS has been getting a number of updates over the past few years. The Android Nougat had been an explosive update, bringing forward numerous changes which made the users quite happy. The Android 7.1 Nougat update also brought forward a night light feature, which was essentially introduced to protect the eyes of the users against the bright glare of the display. This feature was similar to f.lux, and a similar feature was introduced in the iPhones as well. With the Android O Developer Preview 2, users can adjust the intensity of the shade.

At the Google I/O 2017, Google revealed the Android O Developer Preview 2 – an update that introduces a number of changes. With this update, Google has brought forward a much needed change to the night light mode: a slider has been introduced which allows the users to adjust the intensity of the shade. This is indeed an interesting update.

Night Light was introduced to reduce the blue light that is emited by smartphone displays. This light causes a lot of strain in the eyes, especially when exposed to during the dark hours/night time. The night light feature, in the past had only two options – to either set it up automatically for sunset, or to manually switch it on and off.

However, the Android O Developer Preview 2 brings forward a slider into the mix – it is with this slider that the users would be able to adjust the intensity of the night light. Some users had been finding the screen a little too yellow tinted for their preference. This feature was introduced specifically for the users of the Pixel smartphones as other devices do not come with compatible drivers. T

Announced earlier today at the Google I/O 2017, the Android O Developer Preview 2 brings forward a number of other changes as well. Stay tuned with us for all the updates on this new update from Google.