Google Says Android Dark Mode Can Help Improve Battery Life on Android Devices. Yes, finally Google has itself confirmed that using the Android Dark Mode can significantly reduce battery usage on various devices. The giant itself accepts the fact that encouraging developers to switch to material design was a wrong choice and bring back things to dark may be better now. Dark mode essentially changes the overall color theme of an operating system (OS) or applications to the color black.
Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week’s Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts of battery life.
“But this isn’t just about that. This is about the biggest factor in battery consumption: screen brightness! And not only that but screen color, too,” reported late Thursday. Although many people disagree from the fact that screen color affects battery life anyhow, many times now and then, it has been proven. And, again this time, almighty Google has confirmed it through their internal tests. During the presentation, the Internet giant added how dark mode can use 43 percent less power at full brightness than “normal mode” in the YouTube app which traditionally uses a lot of white.
#AndroidDevSummit is back with a second day of technical deep dives and best practices! Tune into the livestream in the next hour for optimizing power with pixel color choice, impacting performance with text layout, and more!
— Android Developers (@AndroidDev) November 8, 2018
The tech giant reportedly acknowledged its mistake of encouraging app developers to use the color white for their applications, including its own apps. Since the inception of Google’s “Material Design” initiative, the company had been pushing for the use of color white, thus, encouraging designers to use white as their primary color for all apps and interfaces. Since, the release of Android Lollipop, the white material design has always been emphasized by Google, all later versions even up to Android Pie recently have been based on white design as well. It will be a matter of time to see how and what Google chooses in the future.
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