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Dark mode on Android phones saves battery life, confirms Google

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

"revealed a bit of information on how your spends its battery life. They did this at this week's 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 colour, too," Slash Gear reported late Thursday.

Dark mode essentially changes the overall colour theme of an (OS) or applications to the colour black.

During the presentation, the added how dark mode can use 43 per cent less power at full brightness than "normal mode" in the app which traditionally uses a lot of white, according to Business Insider.

The reportedly acknowledged its mistake of encouraging 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.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 11:52 IST