Google says use dark mode to save battery on Android phones

11 November, 2018, 16:35 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
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Just because Google told us how easy it is to "fix" battery life on OLED smartphones, doesn't mean we're getting dark modes from either Google or Apple anytime soon.

All this while you have been looking for the magic that increases the battery life of your phone.

At 2018, Android Dev Summit where Google directly discussed this issue.

Google explained to the developers present at the conference how Dark Mode saves energy and presented a chart. However, the color being displayed also affects the power consumption of the display. But when compared in Dark mode the power consumption of Pixel drops by 63 percent to 92mAh. The gains are significant, especially on devices that utilise an AMOLED panel for the display.

The advantages of applying dark mode to application interfaces and operating systems have always been known.

But for years, Google pushed for the use of white colour in its Material Theme, consuming higher than average amount of battery, only to realise it now and call for action. But so far, really only Google News has added a dark theme, which looks really good on the news app. Google isn't forcing everyone to use the dark mode either, it is offering up the light mode and dark mode and it can change automatically based on the time of day.

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Banes went on to laud the introduction of dark modes, using the recent YouTube update as an example of the power benefits.

Jack Wallen lists flexibility, Google integration, and open source as reasons why he chooses the Android operating system over iOS for his mobile devices. Black pixels use no power because they're completely off.

The tech giant Google has now revealed that this dark mode has one last important and very efficient function.

Additionally, developers can now full-screen messages asking the user to update the app immediately, unless they're prevented by a metered connection or the battery is too low.

However, the most informative news from the session concerns the use of color.

Google has also announced that in less than a year, the app has a whopping 30 million monthly users, which I am sure is earning Google some $$$.

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