Android N brings improved Doze to extend battery life
posted by Nick T. / May 18, 2016, 4:39 PM
One thing is for sure – most of today's smartphones don't really last long between charges. Even those with humongous batteries will barely get you through two or three days of use, and that's not cool. To change things for the better, Android 6.0 Marshmallow brought us Doze – a feature that optimized stand-by efficiency by clever management of background activities. For Doze to be active, however, the device has to be both stationary and to have its display off – the feature is designed to be active solely when the system is not in use.
phone is in stand-by in your pocket, network access and background tasks will be allowed to run in brief time windows every few minutes. Crucial components will not be limited, of course, so don't worry about your alarms not ringing on time. If the device is detected to be stationary as well, Doze will effectively work as it does in Marshmallow, limiting background activity more aggressively.With the release of Android N, an extended variant of Doze will be added to improve stand-by performance even further. What's new is that the battery saving feature will kick in shortly after the screen is off, whether the device is standing still or not. While the
This is just one of the many improvements coming with Android N this fall. To learn more about this new flavor of the system, be sure to check our list of all the new Android N features.
source: Android Developers (YouTube)
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Doze working more like Stamina mode on the Sony Xperia devices. Great, great feature, with a day and a half in battery life! Hopefully it will work as well as Stamina does.
posted on May 18, 2016, 5:20 PM 5
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This is great news by Google. Doze 2.0. The moment you realise when google does Doze Sony been doing this for years.
posted on May 18, 2016, 5:44 PM 4
And they didn't include this in Doze in the beginning because?
posted on May 18, 2016, 6:12 PM 0
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Why isn't everything as great as it is now at the beginning? I could ask why didn't Siri have all the features at launch that it has now, but I don't because that would be stupid. It's called an improvement.
posted on May 18, 2016, 6:31 PM 1
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Siri is a far more complex feature, it's not about what a certain feature could do. Doze is just one simple feature with only one function, limits background processes, it's the implementation that is lacking. even 3rd dev had already make Doze in Android 6.0 working like this for quite a while now. Google is inspired by them. because the current stock Doze in Android 6.0 is kind of gimmicky, only works at night. it needs hours to activate, and device needs to be lay flat. who leave their device for hours in daytime?
posted on May 19, 2016, 12:06 AM 0
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"What's new is that the battery saving feature will kick in shortly after the screen is off, whether the device is standing still or not." Both Google and Apple are lacking various "simple" features e.g. For Google, Doze For Apple, setting third party apps as default
posted on May 19, 2016, 2:00 AM 0
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what you are quoting is Doze for the upcoming Android N, hence it's an improved Doze. it's even said "what's new". the current one that is inside stock Android 6.0, won't kick in while standing or right after screen is off, needs hours of stationary state before it kicks in.
posted on May 19, 2016, 4:58 AM 0
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