If it’s not expanding the range of a hybrid car, most people are concerned about battery life on their phone. I, want to avoid becoming one of those smart phone users that sits in awkward places, hugging a wall outlet.

On August 21st, 2017, Google released for the public, Android Oreo 8.0. Of the many features in this new operating system, focus on battery life is the hallmark that improves smartphone usability more than any other efforts the developers made. How does Android Oreo 8.0 improve on the abilities of the Android Nougat 7.0? Android Nougat 7.0 established a method of restricting apps from draining battery life while running in the background. This may have been in applications that were rarely or never used on the phone. In order to take advantage of the power savings, the user would need to make these changes. Now, in Android Oreo 8.0, the operating system itself automatically measures the use of those applications, prioritizing heavily used apps, and restricting unused apps from unwanted power usage. Battery life is therefore extended, without any effort of the end user.

Gone are the days where updating your operating system meant you just signed the death warrant on your device’s battery life. Google listened and is producing a product that doesn’t force you to buy new hardware just to try the latest OS. So, if I see you hanging around a wall outlet on your smartphone, I’ll know that you don’t have the latest version of the Android operating System.




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