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Twitter’s Android app gets OLED-friendly dark mode in new alpha build

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Back in March, Twitter announced a new OLED-friendly ‘Lights Out’ dark theme for iOS. However, now the new theme is reportedly rolling out to Android as well, albeit only on the alpha version of the app.

The Lights Out mode is different from the existing dark mode on Android, which has a blue/gray theme. The Lights Out mode, however, makes the backdrop of the app pitch dark.

The ‘Lights Out’ mode is different from the current dark mode on Android devices. The ‘Lights Out’ mode turns the UI of the app to pitch black instead of dark blue. This mode does a better job at power consumption on Android smartphones that sport an OLED display.

If you are an alpha user, you will find the option to enable the lights out dark mode under the Settings and privacy > Display and sound > Dark mode appearance menu.

This OLED-friendly dark mode is available for users on alpha version 8.19.0-alpha.03 of Twitter for Android. But, it’s activated through a server-side switch, so replacing the stable version with this one won’t necessarily get you the new dark mode.

That said, some alpha users managed to activate lights out by clearing the app cache, so give it a try and let us know if it worked for you.

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TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads with India leading the chart

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Beijing:  Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs

According to the report of mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower, TikTok app has been downloaded 614 million times so far, which is 6 percent more than last year. It is also clear from this that this app is continuously increasing its popularity among the consumer. According to the report, this app has been downloaded 1.5 billion times in the global market.

India is number one among the most downloaded countries. This app has been downloaded 466.8 million i.e. about 47 crore times in the Indian market which is 31 percent of the total download. Sensor Tower also clarified that the data shared did not include TikTok data downloaded from the third-party Android store.

India has been a fast adapter in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

China generated the second largest amount of downloads with 45.5 million, or 7.4 percent, while the US is No 3 with 37.6 million installs, or about 6 per cent, this year.

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