Google Admits Dark Mode on Android Helps in Saving Battery Life

By November 9th, 2018 AT 1:02 PM

Google has finally confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life. “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.

google-dark-mode-android

“But this isn’t just about that. This is about the biggest factor in battery consumption: screen brightness! And not only that but screen colour, too,” Slash Gear reported late Thursday.

Dark mode essentially changes the overall colour theme of an operating system (OS) or applications to the colour black. During the presentation, the Internet giant added how dark mode could use 43% less power at full brightness than “normal mode” in the YouTube app which traditionally uses a lot of white, according to Business Insider.

The tech giant reportedly acknowledged its mistake of encouraging app developers to use the colour 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 colour white, thus, encouraging designers to use white as their primary colour for all apps and interfaces.

Read more on:

2
Leave a Reply

Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
1 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Abishek

Finally! BTW, is this only for AMOLED displays or for LCD displays too?

Akash

Only applicable for AMOLED. Google used it’s pixel and iPhone 7 to compare efficiency of dark mode in AMOLED and LCDs and power consumption in LCD remained the same irrespective of any mode.

Recent Posts

Bharti Airtel is Always Safe Despite Bad Shape of the Industry: Sunil Mittal

Amid concerns over the viability of telecom operations after Supreme Court’s adverse judgement on AGR dues, Airtel chief Sunil Bharti...

Realme X50 Pro to Feature 65W SuperDart Fast Charging and 32MP Dual Selfie Camera Setup

Ahead of the launch of February 24, Realme has revealed some key specifications of India’s first 5G smartphone- the Realme...

Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV Talks to Create World’s Largest DTH Operator Called Off

The merger talks between Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV finally fell apart over valuation. The country’ second and third...