There is another reason for Google to bring the dark more, i.e. the smartphones with AMOLED panels will be saving battery life while in the dark mode. You've tried power banks and even fast chargers to negate its impact, but turns out Google had a trick up its sleeve that they have now revealed.
This is when Google realized its mistake: it made white the default background color in its Material Design guidelines, which Google admits isnt using the phone to its best efficiency, not when Night Mode could potentially save a good deal of power.
Google also announced that since the app was launched it has accumulated more than 30 million monthly users.
"But this isn't just about that".
Google's data showed an nearly linear relationship between display brightness and power consumption. But battery life is never enough, especially as the battery degrades over time. The same has been showcased by Google in its Android Dev Summit this week via slides that compared the power drawn with many different color backgrounds.
The company also admitted that it's been leading developers down the wrong path with Material Design, which encourages developers to use bright colors and lot of white. We changed from Holo, which is a nice dark theme, to a white theme instead. YouTube already has a dark mode, and so does Messages. Google's device draws 250mA while at maximum brightness in normal mode, while Apple's phone was at 230mA. Google has added widely requested features in the latest In-app Updates API. The release today isn't actually a full new app release, it's a sort of rebranding.
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