Google planning "Performance Boosting Thing" for a future version of Android

Google planning "Performance Boosting Thing" for a future version of Android
It is extremely rare that you'll see us do a story on a bug report that is committed to the Android Open Source Project issue tracker, but this story was too good to pass up. While there are likely a ton of issues submitted to Google that are poorly written or just silly ideas, there has been one to rise above the rest because of its call for a "Performance Boosting Thing".

The issue is not a silly one, and while the writing is a bit off, we're assuming that English is not the poster's first language (the e-mail address points to someone from India.) The issue reads as follows:


As you can see, the issue itself is quite a good one. The "Performance Boosting Thing" (trademark pending) would allow power users to run quite a few apps at the same time and avoid potential system slowdown. The most amazing part of this issue report is that on the same day that it was posted, an Android project manager marked it as a Medium priority issue for a future release of Android. 

It seems reasonable to assume that Google has been planning better memory management for high-use cases like this, and now we know for sure. Google has already implemented Project Butter, which improved overall performance, and Project Svelte, which made Android more efficient on lower-spec devices. It's about time there was optimizations for those of us who want to run all the apps, all the time. 

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