Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Android Will Soon Allow In-App Updates

Android Will Soon Allow In-App Updates

The Verge noted the feature is meant to essentially push users into updating their apps (i.e.it's a fail-safe against those of us who refuse to update out of sheer laziness or, you know, because it requires like two extra steps).

Things got even more interesting with one of the next charts, which showed major differences with current draw between black and white while the display was on maximum brightness. But battery life is never enough, especially as the battery degrades over time.

Apps with darker interfaces use less power than those that light up your phone's whole screen, and now Google has admitted that encouraging developers to make white the main color for all Android apps and interfaces might not have been the best idea.

Google did admit that they've been pushing Material Design with an emphasis on white backgrounds on Android. This is something Google reiterated during its Android Dev Summit this week. If you crank brightness on your phone, a damn dark theme on your keyboard could save you 21%.

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Bottom line: Dark/Night Modes aren't just good for your eyes; they're also good for the battery life on smartphones with OLED screens.

The number is derived from malware detected by Google Play Protect scans, which covers both applications distributed through its Play Store, other app stores, and sideloaded apps. OLED, on the original Pixel, does consume less power on dark mode compared to the iPhone 7, which has an LCD. The API will give developers a couple options when it comes to updates.

Android device makers, led by Samsung, are expected to start releasing foldable phones next year. Google has now confirmed that the Dark Mode also helps increase battery life on phones.

Jack Wallen lists flexibility, Google integration, and open source as reasons why he chooses the Android operating system over iOS for his mobile devices.

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