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Google wants Android Pie to be more practical when saving battery

Google's energy-saving tricks with Android are many, and they began long ago with the release of the KitKat version. The new OS update, Android Pie, wants to be known among users as the most battery-efficient and practical version.

You know what to do to save battery on your smartphone, right? Most likely you will need to press some command, activate settings and perform some tricks. Turns out, now, Google wants the user not to participate too much in these tweaks and to make the most of the user experience, leaving the task of optimizing the system and apps in the hands of the developers.

On the developer system page, the company stresses that recent APIs and older designs are present in Android Pie with the appropriate optimizations, and should offer the user more convenience when saving energy. The goal here is for developers to use these mechanisms and send timely notifications about high system resource or power consumption when needed through alerts.

According to the Google publication, the user is looking for a system that is intelligent and facilitates these actions without having to act to limit processes and resources. The company also remembers the features available to developers since Android Lollipop, they are:

  • (Android 5.0 Lollipop) Job Scheduler: System that manages pending background tasks;
  • (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) Twelve and App Standby: Manages device connections and monitors background processes for extended time;
  • (Android 7.0 Nougat) Twelve improvements: Extends basic management from the previous version and keeps processes monitored even when the device is off;
  • (Android 8.0 Oreo) Background Limits: Prevents processes, services, and updates from affecting system performance.
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App Standby Buckets the mechanism behind Adaptive Battery / Screenshots: AndroidPIT

In the case of Android Pie, Google has put a more complete power saving mode, new rules for background apps and App Standby Buckets, which prioritizes applications most commonly used by the user, ie the most used apps gain advantages. in the background when needed. Thus, in the case of Pie, the energy savings will depend on how the system is used by the user.

Now wait to know if Android Pie, running under some custom interface, will be as efficient as Google expects.

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