Files by Google: Android’s file browser, at long last

Android Dev Summit

Android Dev Summit

"Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life".

Despite this Google stance on their interfaces, the truth is that many of their applications already have the dark mode feature. Thus, with an AMOLED screen, a black color simply means that none of the red, green or blue pixels are turned on. Not surprisingly, the Pixel's AMOLED had a 63% lower power consumption in night mode while the iPhone 7's LCD had the same consumption in both modes. Another chart shows that a 2016 Pixel, with the screen at at maximum brightness, consumes approximately 330mA of power compared to approximately 60mA of power with the display set at maximum black. Battery life differences between dark and light app designs. We changed from Holo, which is a nice dark theme, to a white theme instead. The company acknowledged that white is "less than ideal".

Perhaps we'll see more apps getting the dark mode option in the near future.

On GBoard dark mode saved 21 percent at full brightness.

Google seems to have finally realized the obvious - Dark Mode can help with increased battery life. If you crank brightness on your phone, a damn dark theme on your keyboard could save you 21%.

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Meanwhile, the world's top three producers, the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia are also pumping at or near records. Crude output hit 11.6 million bpd, a weekly record, though weekly figures can be volatile.

Banes went on to laud the introduction of dark modes, using the recent YouTube update as an example of the power benefits.

Google shared data about energy consumption on phones at this week's Android Dev Summit, SlashGear reports. My guess is Google will include an API in an upcoming Android release that will allow Material apps to flip their theme based on a system-level toggle.

After Banes, Alan Viverette then took to the stage to talk about how devs should embrace dark mode and went into detail on how they can implement it. But so far, only a couple have dark modes available, like YouTube and Google News.

Samsung wants its foldable phone to have a long battery life.

Files by Google is an app that's very, very similar to what was first presented in the Android Go app called Files Go. It's been encouraging developers to adopt the new Material Design guidelines, which provide more freedom than the old version.

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