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Google tells developers that Dark Mode saves battery life

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Google has added the Dark Mode feature to several of its Android apps this year. One reason is to prevent the brilliant white background of Android's Material Design from blinding users. Another reason is that Android models with AMOLED panels save a lot of battery life when Dark Mode is enabled. For those unfamiliar with Dark Mode, this UI setting flips the usual screen set up of dark text on a white background to white text on a dark background.
During this week's Android Dev Summit, Google told those developers attending that adding a Dark Mode to their apps ...
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Google says that dark mode helps save considerably more battery life

Google says that dark mode helps save considerably more battery life

5 monthes ago   |   By MobileSyrup

At Google's Android Dev Summit, the search giant shared a slideshow image that shows how much battery power a phone's screen uses in various colours. At the low end of the spectrum is a black screen which draws somewhere around 50 to 60mA of power. On the extreme top end of the chart, a white screen draws over 300mA. The tests were done on Google's original Pixel smartphone, according to The Verge. What's most perplexing about this whole finding is that Google's first-party apps are full of bright white space. Granted, some apps do have a dark mode like Messages and News, but most are...
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Google finally confirms something people have long suspected - dark mode on Android phones saves battery life

Google finally confirms something people have long suspected - dark mode on Android phones saves battery life

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Google showcased how the "dark mode" option on mobile operating systems and apps uses less power and drains battery less quickly.
The dark mode option changes the primary color theme of an app to the color black.
The company also admitted that it had made a mistake in encouraging app developers to use the color white as the main color for their apps due to its negative effects on battery life.
Dark mode saves lives. Battery lives, that is.
Google backed up the battery life benefits of "dark mode" on operating systems and apps in a presentation during the company's Android Dev Summit on...
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