Google is finally rolling out dark mode support for Google Translate on both iOS and Android.
Google translate first rolled out on iOS 13 which is currently available to users worldwide. Already, some users are reporting dark mode on Android devices for version 6.5 of google translate. Support for dark mode in Translate on Android has been a long time coming, projected to roll out as early as last year.
There is no specific information on which version of Android to be rolled out but it should be the latest Android 10 or it’s predecessor Android 9 which have the capabilities to support dark mode.
Compared to a lot of Google’s other dark themes. The grey background in use is different from some of Google’s other themes, and some of the text colours seem a bit off.
The Android rollout of Google Translate’s dark mode seems very limited. According to 9to5google. , there is only one confirmed report of the rollout from a user in Poland.
Google Translate is a very powerful tool and a popular app on both Android devices and iOS. In the latest update available in the App Store, the dark theme for Translate for iOS 13 respects the system theme. It looks almost identical to what we’re seeing on Android, but a bit more polished off.
The dark mode craze gained popularity in 2019. Since then application developers have been working so hard to have it on their apps.
The most commonly known and scientific advantage of the dark mode is that it saves energy consumption on devices with OLED or AMOLED displays. On a white background, all the pixels turn on and the display demands more power. When pixels are black or even dark grey, as is the case in dark mode. The display’s power requirements will naturally lower.
This power-saving ability of dark mode has as well swayed so many users into it. Having to use phones for longer periods without charging saves energy.
Google might s well enable the feature to use AI for speed and accuracy according to a report by CNET.