Results between the two phones were comparable in Normal Mode, though results showed a much greater disparity with Night Mode.
As you can see in the chart above, using white at the same brightness levels consumes several times more power than displaying black. That not only saves battery life, it means that the contrast is sharper when reading text on a black background with an AMOLED screen.
Google did admit that they've been pushing Material Design with an emphasis on white backgrounds on Android. Battery life differences between dark and light app designs.
Banes went on to laud the introduction of dark modes, using the recent YouTube update as an example of the power benefits. 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. Another neat reveal coming out of the Android Dev Summit, however, is a feature that will allow users to continue using Android apps while they're being updated. Google has added widely requested features in the latest In-app Updates API.
Despite the fact Files Go was only released last December, Google says that it has already managed to amass over 30 million monthly users.
The session shows a bunch of fun stats and graphs that all compared a phone with a heavily white theme to one with a dark theme and how each impacted battery life.
Jack Wallen lists flexibility, Google integration, and open source as reasons why he chooses the Android operating system over iOS for his mobile devices.