Largest Tech Giant company Google has just admitted that now it has made a mistake, which is a big one that has impacted us all for way too long. At the time of presentation at its recently concluded 2018 Android Developer Summit, the company revealed that while it has been encouraging designers to use white as their basic primary color for all the applications and interfaces, this is far from the optimal choice when it comes to saving battery life on the Android smartphones.
It went on to a showcase that how “dark mode” can make all the entire differences. This option mainly changes the overall color theme of an app or an operating system to black. In slides, Google showed that screen brightness is not only the major aspect in the consumption of the battery, screen color also matters a lot.
Moreover, more brightness means quicker power draw. But Google has discovered that while the correlation is not always the perfect linear, it is so close to linear that it might also have been a straight line one for one.
According to the report which has been revealed, the company has also used its original pixel smartphone to show how each of the colors has a different amount of draw on its smartphone battery. As white uses all the display's various components to shine, it uses the most power. But black has hardly any power draw – maximum brightness black uses about a third of the power consumed by maximum brightness white. That's because individual pixels don't have to work as hard on dark areas of the phone screen.
Furthermore, here is another interesting fact that the company shared at the time of presentation: The dark mode can use around 45% less power at the full brightness than the normal mode in the YouTube app, which a lot of white colors.
While Google will likely continue to release ‘Dark Mode' in their apps in the near future – it is also testing the feature in the mobile Google Feed – it has reportedly drawn the line at adding a system-wide night mode.
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