Google has held its most important event of the year Google I / O 2015. As expected, Google boasted figures spread Android, and also announced the latest version of the mobile OS Android M, with which we are already familiar. One Android is not cost, but burning issue was the work of the new power saving mode, which has been successfully tested on Nexus 5.
According to measurements Computerbase, reference Android-smartphone Nexus 5 began to live much longer standby on Android M, than that with Android 5.1.1. After 48 hours, the category of 9% versus 24% in the Android M and Android 5.1.1, respectively. Thus, the predicted time of standby time increased from 200 to 533 hours. It turns out that after 8 hours of standby time first test build of Android M showed a loss of 1.5% charge, while the final version of the latest Android Lollipop otest time to 4%, and for 24 hours at 5 Nexus Android M consumed 4.5% , while on Android 5.1.1 – all 12%.
Why measurement is carried out in standby mode? The secret lies in the principle of operation Doze – the new regime allows after some time to immerse the phone in the so-called “deep sleep” in which most of the applications stops sending requests to servers. The idea of work is based on the fact that when the gadget is some distance away from the user, and annoying notifications and constant communication with the database service is not needed.
Of course, Doze is not able to be as dramatically increase the active work of the smartphone, but so gentle approach to the charge in standby mode take on a momentum tangible effect for those that do not sit with a smartphone in the hands constantly, and uses the gadget as needed. Let’s see how effective this mode will show itself in everyday use. It is a pity that this feature will be available in large quantities is not soon, given the slowness of smartphone manufacturers in the issuance OS updates, as well as the limited popularity of Nexus, which will get Android M among the first. In addition, the effectiveness Doze still worth checking out on a device from other manufacturers, the situation there may be different, if the developers are forced to disconnect Doze for a number of applications, such as corporate or pre-installed software.
It should be noted that this innovation is not the only means of dealing with energy consumption. Now Android M has a new feature App Standby – System does not release the application to the network, and does not allow them to operate in the background, if you are a long time it has not been accessed. This will have a significant effect on those who install a lot of applications on your smartphone, but use their limited number, referring sometimes to the individual programs.