Google's dark theme solution will imporve power efficiency

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Smartphone displays consume the highest battery power and lighter themes tend to draw more energy, which is why dark modes are gaining popularity. Battery lives, that is.

The session shows a bunch of fun stats and graphs that all compared a phone with a heavily white theme to one with a dark theme and how each impacted battery life.

WhatsApp is clearly a popular messaging app with over a billion users, but it lacks a dark mode. It's always been associated with better battery life on devices, especially mobile devices.

One of the most important benefits of it is that it soothes our eyes.

Funnily enough, Google acknowledged that it had made a mistake in encouraging app developers to use the colour white for their apps, including Google's own apps.

Android device makers, led by Samsung, are expected to start releasing foldable phones next year. Perhaps Google could go with a different shade of white that might be more efficient or go for an Ice Cream Sandwich look for Android Q – mostly black backgrounds. By comparison, iPhone 7's LCD display had no change in power draw whether used in normal or night mode. OLED displays don't shine their pixels when displaying the colour black. We're talking about true black, and it has been proven time and time again that it takes little to no power for an OLED screen to display black.

Axing the word "Go", this app is now called Files by Google. But for me, it's mostly about comfort. It counts PHA rates by scanning 50 billion apps daily from inside and outside of Google Play using Google Play Protect. "[But] we've noticed that people across the globe are using it, no matter what type of mobile phone they have or how fast their internet connection is". Even using a dark theme in Gboard can reduce power consumption significantly, by up to 21%. Which is why having more ways to get users to update their apps is a good thing for developers.

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