Android L improves battery life by 36%

Android L improves battery life by 36%

Preliminary tests performed by Ars Technica show that Android L offers thirty-six percent more battery life.

For Android L, Google focused on improving battery life with an internal project named “Volta.” We saw a preview of Project Volta during Google’s I/O conference last week.

Put simply, Volta reduces the amount of time Android wakes up a device to perform maintenance tasks like cleaning up database and log files. Developers can also modify their app to perform these tasks only when the user is plugged in.

Battery Saver

Google is also adding a “Battery Saver” mode, which dims the screen and disables non-essential services. This will be handy for squeezing a bit more battery out of your phone at the end of the day.

Android L also improves battery life by utilizing a new runtime called ART. It is more efficient, boosting performance and battery life at the same time.

Keep in mind that Android L is still an early beta, so Google still has time to further optimize the operating system and increase battery life further.

Header image credit: Ron Amadeo (Ars Technica)

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