Google takes another feature from Apple for Android Q

Google takes another feature from Apple for Android Q
We already know that the new gesture system in Android Q is going to copy from iOS with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen taking you home. Swiping from the left or right edge will take you back a page. To switch apps, swipe up from the bottom, hold and then release. But the gestures aren't the only thing that Android Q is taking from iOS. According to Android Police, the third Android Q beta includes at least one change made to the Battery Saver feature that is similar to the "Low Power Mode" on iOS.

The new option found in the Battery Saver menu for Android Q is called Turn off when fully charged. When toggled on, it will automatically turn off Battery Saver when the battery is charged up to 90%. Currently, if you have Battery Saver enabled, the feature turns off during charging but will turn back on once the charger is unplugged from your phone (with Android 9 Pie and up). The new feature is similar to one on the iPhone's "Low Power Mode," which turns off automatically once the battery is 80% charged.

In Android Q, Battery Saver has another new feature. It can be set to go on automatically based on when you've been charging the phone. So you will have the option to turn on Battery Saver on demand when the battery percentage falls under a certain figure or based on your "Routine." The latter will compute when the battery is going to run dry, and if it expects that to happen before the time you usually charge your phone, it will automatically turn Battery Saver on.

When Battery Saver is on, apps won't refresh their content until you open them. When your screen turns off, Location services stop working, and apps stop working in the background (unless you disable battery optimization).

Many Android users have Battery Saver set to automatically go on once the battery percentage on their phone is down to its last 15%. Using "Routine" could allow Android users to squeeze even more time out of their phone before having to use Battery Saver to keep their handset from dying.

Updated Battery Saver (on right) can be set to turn off when the battery is charged to 90% on Android Q

Updated Battery Saver (on right) can be set to turn off when the battery is charged to 90% on Android Q

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21 Comments

1. Kloak

Posts: 34; Member since: May 27, 2018

You guys really only know ios, that feature has been on Sony phones for a few of years now.

7. iloveapps

Posts: 521; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

What’s sony?

11. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Clickbait article. Ignore...

21. sixline

Posts: 17; Member since: May 25, 2015

also on Samsung phones

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1195; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

For a few years? I'd say since 2012 at least. I remember my Xperia Z having this.

14. Georgio

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I had sony phones and I don't know what are u talking about...what feature they had?

15. IT-Engineer

Posts: 514; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

It's Alan, what did you expect. His articles must be reviewed by a senior editor before publishing.

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1090; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Below par journalism as usual. Apple has copied probably more than any other company in the history and ironically have sued others for copying "Shape Of Icons" (smfh). It'd be awesome if you guys can get your a$$es out of your heads and do some research before making s**tty claims. WebOS had gestures in 2009 and Apple "borrowed" it. Actually there's a ton of stuff Apple has copied from WebOS, Android and everyone else and ironically iOS is still mostly crappy. Nokia N9 running MeeGoo had gestures. TLDR; Everyone copies everyone and Apple has done it more than anyone else.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

My OnePlus 5T does that swipe From bottom to home screen

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6494; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

As long as the dedicated screen buttons are still there for Back, Home, and Recent apps...I won't care what they do with gestures.

5. Ichimoku

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

LOL, really make me laugh. When iOS users writing an article about android OS

6. ijuanp03

Posts: 502; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That's a SONY mobile phone feature right there. Oops, this is PhoneArena so we don't care whether an Android OEM did it first. lol

8. iloveapps

Posts: 521; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

I think the best google feature to copy from ios is privacy, security and how they handle data.

20. Rager722

Posts: 621; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

And in house updates instead of carrier updates.

9. SPASE

Posts: 257; Member since: May 03, 2013

Nokia N9 meego ? 2011 ;)

13. XyAzario

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

Reading this article truly made me sad. Xiaomi had this feature since like forever. When I read this headline, I was already skeptical of what was contained in it. Truly sad. This feeds the false narrative that features begin with iOS and when it's on Android or Android OEM it's just a "gimmick".

17. XyAzario

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

Better yet, battery saver turns off when at 60%.

16. OneLove123

Posts: 841; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

All you guys know is iOS, phonearena? I'm pretty sure they stole it from palm.

18. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 163; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Lol my Samsung s5 had this and my honor 8 had it out of box and my xiomi Redmi note 5ai has it

19. NateAdam8

Posts: 425; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It's completely hilarious to watch people hash it out of these comments.

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