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[Representational Image] Google tipped to bring back much needed display feature to Nexus series. In Picture: Huawei's Google Nexus 6P and LG's Google Nexus 5XGoogle Official Blog

Google has hinted at bringing Night mode back to the Nexus series smartphones, which was previously removed in the Android v7.1 Nougat beta OS.

Just a few weeks ago, Google had released the Android v7.1 Nougat beta developer preview for registered users owning Nexus series phones.

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During the course of the testing, it came to light that Google engineers had ditched Night mode in the Nougat source code enraging the device owners. They marked the issue as a bug and reported to the company.

[Note: Night mode enables blue light filter on device's display to help reduce eye strain while the user is reading under dark light condition]

"Night Light uses a new hardware composer interface to do colour transforms on the display hardware rather than using a GL Shader, which unfortunately means it requires driver support that is not present on Nexus devices," Android team member Ian Lake said.

This apparently left many disappointed considering the fact that the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will also be not getting fingerprint gesture feature seen in the newly introduced Pixel phone series, due to hardware limitation.

Google tipped to bring back much needed display feature to Nexus series
Google Android moderator on Night mode featureIan Lake (Google ) screen-shot

Now, in a surprising move, Google has revised the 'Bring back Night Mode' bug thread posted on the Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker to "FutureRelease" indicating that the company might roll back the Night mode, after all.

Google tipped to bring back much needed display feature to Nexus series
Google Android v7.1 Nougat' Night mode missing statusAndroid Open Source Project - Issue Tracker (Screen-shot)

That being said, there is nothing set on stone that it will be made available in the public. We have to wait for a few more days for the Nougat beta version to land in registered developers' Nexus phones.

Watch this space for more updates.

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