Gmail dark mode is out now but here's why you face a long wait to see it

The dark mode revolution shows no sign of stopping with everyone appearing to jump on this current tech trend.

This stunning new look is now available on the latest operating systems from Google and Apple plus there’s numerous apps which have now made the switch to the dark side.

Gmail is one of the most recent applications to enable this update with some users gaining access to this colour scheme earlier this week.

Those running the latest versions of Android 10 and Apple’s iOS 13 can instantly apply this dark theme to their inbox and daily messages.

That’s good news if you happen to have the latest software on your smartphone but millions are currently being left without access to this popular new feature.

As spotted by SamMobile, it seems Samsung devices running Android 9 Pie can’t activate dark mode and that means there could be a long wait before it arrives on the latest devices such as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.

Samsung is only just starting to release its Android 10 beta on these flagship phones and a full official rollout isn’t likely until early next year.

If you are one of the lucky few who have managed to download the Android 10 beta onto your Galaxy phone then you should find the Gmail dark mode option in your settings.

But everyone else will just have to show some patients whilst Samsung puts its test software through its paces.

Of course, it’s not just Samsung that is yet to fully release Android 10 with Huawei, LG and Sony devices also still waiting for this major upgrade.

Android 10 started rolling out in full on September 3 and was only initially made available for Google’s own-brands Pixel devices and the Essential Phone.

Of course, since its debut, a number of other handsets have been granted access to this update with OnePlus the most recent to announce this upgrade being pushed to devices.

More will follow in the coming months but, until then, you’ll just have to stick with the usual lighter look of this email app.