October 24, 2020

Android 11 to improve battery life by cached apps freezer feature

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Although the open Android system is higher than Apple in terms of usability, it is not as smooth as Apple in terms of fluency, so manufacturers are also frantically increasing device memory.

Apple’s latest iPhone 12 Pro series comes with 6GB of memory, while the current flagship device of the Android camp has a maximum memory of 12 or even 16GB.

Stacking memory can indeed improve the fluency of flagship devices, but the power consumption continues to increase when the memory is occupied too much, so the battery life decreases.

For this reason, Google has developed a new power-saving strategy to help improve battery life, this feature has been brought in the Android 11 Beta version but until now Google has not started to enable it.

The strategy adopted by Google is actually not new, that is, temporarily freezing the background cache application to release memory resources to reduce the memory and processor resource usage to save power. Google said that when an application is switched to the background cache, the system will freeze it.

During the freezing period, the application does not occupy resource consumption, so resource expenditure can be reduced. While resource expenditure is reduced, the power consumption of the system will also be significantly reduced.

At present, Google has pushed this feature to some devices. Some netizens discovered this feature and it was enabled by default after Google pushed it. Users can also turn it off.

Via: XDA