According to new statistics the company released today, percentage-wise devices running newer Android versions have been infected in much fewer numbers than devices running older OS releases.
The feature was announced as part of Android's In-App Updates API, which Google said is now being tested and will launch to developers soon. Google re-iterated that point during its Android Dev Summit and confirmed that dark mode puts significantly less strain on the battery than anything else, reported SlashGear. While white uses up the most power, black used up the least amount. If you do have a phone with an OLED display, you should use it more often if you care about squeezing as much juice out of the battery as possible. The primary aim of the app is to help users to free up space on their phones, and today Google announces that it not only has a new name, but also a new look. At 100% brightness, the battery consumes 60% less battery power using Dark Mode. This makes sense, since OLED displays feature individual pixels that barely do any work on dark areas of the screen. Heres a comparison done with the first Google Pixel and the iPhone 7. 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.
Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola
This approach worked to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s.Despite vaccination efforts, Ebola is still spreading in eastern Congo. The World Health Organization and Ugandan Health Ministry are inoculating at least 2,100 workers, the ministry announced .
Google Play Instant lets you try out an app or game without installing it.
Just because Google told us how easy it is to "fix" battery life on OLED smartphones, doesn't mean we're getting dark modes from either Google or Apple anytime soon. But it is trying to help save eyes and battery life by offering Dark Modes on many of its apps, and that trend will continue. A dark mode phone app is being tested, and so is one for the Google Feed.