Android Apps Will Soon Update While You Use Them

Android Dev Summit

Google's in-app update API gives Android devs new tools for pushing updates

Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world.

Android's announcement of its Foldables technology was also a summit highlight, with the company highlighting its support for the forthcoming Samsung device that was previewed this week by Samsung Senior Vice President Justin Denison at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference. 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. 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. This, opposed to white, where power consumption is close to maximum. This is because the individual pixels have less burden on the darker areas of the screen saving the battery life.

If you are using a phone with Android Pie software, here's how you can manually enable Dark Mode on your device. The Pixel's current draw was 92mA, while the iPhone 7's was 230mA.

Google says that the PHA infection rate for "Google Play only" users is 0.09 percent, while the same figure is 0.61 percent for users who also sideloaded apps. 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. A chart displayed by Google at the event shows that at 50% screen brightness, YouTube in Dark Mode consumes 14% less battery life than when the app is in normal mode. Interestingly, Apple launched a dark mode for Mac, although all Macs have LCD screens, which means it won't help with battery life.

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