Android 8.1 will reduce the size of inactive apps to save space

Android logoWeve started to see more OEMs raise the base amount of storage on smartphones to 64GB of storage, though the same cant be said for mid and lower range devices, most of which start at 32GB, but also go as low as 16GB. With Googles most recent release of its smart storage management app Files Go, its apparent that Google intends to make storage a pain point of the past.

The latest commit in Androids AOSP framework mentions a new feature that would automatically flag apps as inactive and deprioritizes the generation of cache files for the particular app. Android will only consider an app as inactive if it hasnt been recently used in the foreground and the app package isnt being used by another app package in the background.

These apps marked as Inactive wont have cache files generated for them, thus reducing storage space. We see Googles intention, but the reality is that we may not see its benefits until one or two years down the road. As many OEMs are still in the testing stages of Android Oreo 8.0, it will be while before 8.1 becomes the norm in other smartphones. Besides that, OEMs need to enable this feature for the device to take advantage of it.

For more in-depth software mechanics as to how this would work in practice, head to the Source link.

Source: GSMArena

Tags: Android 8, Google, OSes

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The new mobile payment app offers simple checkout proces
 
It is also rumored to feature a larger 4.2-inch display
 
Will warn users when background apps access the camera
 
Windows Phone 8.1 and 10 users have been spared for now
 
The drive also includes a hefty 40GB of DDR4
 
The bug also affects Safari and the built-in Messages app on macOS and the Apple Watch
 
Now is a good time to check out other keyboards that the Android and iOS app stores have to offer
 
Old installer pulled, new version pointing to the Store
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (6)