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When folded, the device will look more like a traditional smartphone.

While a system-wide dark mode on Android is not yet available, Google is slowly adding dark colors to some of its apps and parts of the system.

The company studied energy consumptions on phones with white and dark themes and concluded that at max brightness, the dark mode on OLED always wins.

Google has added the Dark Mode feature to several of its Android apps this year. 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. But that's absolutely not a problem these days, as most of the flagship devices out there pack OLED screens, premium iPhone X versions included. This is because the individual pixels have less burden on the darker areas of the screen saving the battery life. From that notice you'll see an update button, meaning you won't need to go into Google Play to retrieve the update.

Google reports that 0.25 percent of all Android Nougat (7.x) devices contain at least one PHA, while the percentage for Oreo (8.x) and Pie (9.x) is even smaller, with 0.14 percent and 0.06 percent, respectively. Are you a fan of the Dark mode?

If you don't already have the app, you can download Files by Google free of charge from the Play Store. Samsung phones, meanwhile, will get a dark mode via the One UI update, but not all its phones are eligible for it. 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. 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. For instance, YouTube users can manually activate Dark Mode by following these steps.

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