Improvements in energy efficiency are a classic in the presentation of any new technology, whether in hardware or software solutions. We all want to maximize our batteries and companies want to reduce costs.
The final goal of such optimization for the end user is to arrive at the end of the day without the unpleasant surprise of having run out of battery. Google has presented in this Google I / O 2018 several methods with which to get it.
Better battery management
In Google I / O we have seen very smart news about energy management. To begin with, the ‘Adaptative Battery‘. This is the new management of applications in the background according to their use, with the Standby Buckets App, in addition to showing first those applications that you use most often.
With these developments, Google says they have managed to reduce by 30% the number of requests to the processor, with all the energy savings that implies.
In addition, Android P includes the call Adaptive Brightness: with this functionality, the brightness of the screen adapts automatically by artificial intelligence, not only improving the detection of lighting conditions, but also adding our customs and needs.
Most relevant notifications
The next evolution of the Android operating system, Android P, also includes different methods to make notifications more useful when they report on our use of the battery.
For example, notifications that warn us not only that the battery is about to run out completely, but will add information on what time is expected to be exhausted exactly, as detected by the colleagues of Android Police.
The notifications that we will stop seeing so often are a lot less necessary. In the Google I / O have already announced that we will stop seeing constantly that recurrent notice about the existence of applications spending our battery in the background.
Another add-on to save battery, while continuing to inform us of its use, is the status bar: we will no longer see it more orange when we enter the ‘Battery saving‘ mode. This mode will turn off once we start charging the device again.