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Google tells developers that Dark Mode saves battery life

12 days 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 encouraging dark themes in Android apps to conserve battery life

Google encouraging dark themes in Android apps to conserve battery life

12 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Users have long requested a dark theme within apps. With demand only rising due to the inherent brightness of the Google Material Theme, Google's apps have begun to adopt night modes. Now, the company's own research can quantify the battery savings involved with darker interfaces.
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Google Analytics updated with Google Material Theme tweaks on the web

Google Analytics updated with Google Material Theme tweaks on the web

12 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

The Google Material Theme is continually sweeping through the company's Android apps, with some notable redesigns on the web with Google Keep and soon Contacts. Google Analytics is now the latest service to get some tweaks on desktop.
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