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

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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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25 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

sounds awesome. "performance boosting thing"

21. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Yeah .. really .. +1 to your comment !!

2. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Doesn't every new update come with "performance enhancements"? I mean I would love to have a buttery smooth performance under even the most intensive conditions, and feel that if they are able to do that it would finally quit all the apple users who complain about lag and not being as smooth as IOS

22. Haridenberg

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Android IS buttery smooth, much better than iOS 7 anyway, some custom skins - yeah, I'm talking about TouchWiz - experience some lag here and there, and that's just because they are feature rich.

24. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

True that, Android is buttery smooth after the jellybean update and quite snappy and responsive too. And talking about lag on touchwiz, it is sometimes noticable in the form of stuttering animations, but only when power saving mode is turned on. While the rest of text shadowing during scrolling issue was gone away after 4.3 update. The only slowdown I have seen is the widget selection drawer and screen rotation animation(sometimes only).

25. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

No matter how smooth Android is, some iOS and WP users will continue to claim lag, it's what they do.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I want even more customisation and native theming support on android 5.0 just like cyanogenmod.

4. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

As Google's at it, add infinite performance and infinite memory and infinite bandwidth. I mean, how hard can it be for Google to do this for my single-core, 256MB 3G phone?

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Really? Your Nexus 5 have a single core CPU and 256mb RAM? Haa ha ha ha..... that's really a funny joke.

20. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I was being sarcastic, in case you didn't notice.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because 4.4 brought no improvements...

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

You're not PapaSmurf, you're PapaMickey.

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's a joke, no offense, and don't get mad. Besides you should change your profile picture with the real Papa Smurf photo.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hell no. Leave my Mickey alone. :(

10. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's only an advice, it's up to you to accept or decline it. You really don't have a sense of humor.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I do, hence why I put a sad face at the end of my post. All jokes aside, Mickey is here to stay. Love the little guy.

13. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Oh MickeySmurf.....

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Good idea.... ;)

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You changed it! :')

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Then I should try Donald Duck. :)

12. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Dude, Google can't perform miracles. You can't expect perfect performance on any hardware. Just learn to live with it

15. express77 unregistered

good but dont put ads on google apps, dont limit sd card and never go apple way. remember windows phone is rising and several other os are coming

19. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

You can't run all apps all the time even on a gaming rig

23. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Oh, c'mon, whats up with this post?! "Google planning Performance Boosting Thing" ? Where have you taken this idea?!

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