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DontKillMyApp is a benchmark to test how badly your phone handles background apps

Smartphone companies come up with even more exuberant claims about long-lasting batteries with each new device. Inarguably, the battery sizes on smartphones have increased substantially over the past years – that's why the popularity of tools like Greenify has dwindled over the years. However, to extend the battery backup, manufacturers also tweak their custom Android-based...

LeanDroid’s latest updates add multi-SIM and Android Pie support

We have featured LeanDroid in the past, way back in 2014, where we recognized it as a means to quickly disable data connections to improve battery life. With newer versions of Android, Google itself has implemented some of the same principles in the form of Doze and App Standby, so the average consumer no longer...

For Sony, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode Marks a Battery Life Regression

There's been a lot of debate recently over custom skins, stock Android, and the relationship between the two. Stock Android has been the favorite flavor of Android among our readers for quite awhile now. In Android enthusiast circles, it's practically a given that Google attempting to consolidate the user experience across various Android devices is beneficial to...

How Google is Laying the Foundation to Kill Rogue Background Services

Google has major plans in the works to further improve the battery life of Android devices. In a talk during Google I/O (which you can watch below), the company shared their current and future plans with developers regarding optimizing for battery life. Google is planning on killing unbound background receivers and will force developers to coalesce their...

What do You Think of Marshmallow’s Doze & Battery Life?

Battery life on Marshmallow was said to significantly improve because of Doze, a feature that prevents the device from waking up constantly for unnecessary processes and notifications. Despite the touting behind it and the initial hype, many users are now reporting inconsistent idle times (as Doze doesn't always kick off), delayed notifications from important sources,...

From the Community to AOSP: Root-Only Features that Made the Cut

Android is by far one of the most widely loved mobile operating systems, owing its disruptive growth not only to the Open Handset Alliance, but also to the host of useful features that the system packs, features that are actually productive rather than just bells and whistles. However, it was not always so, and in the early...

Tasker Pulled From Google Play Store

At XDA, we are big fans of Tasker: the tool which can automate almost every task on your device. Tasker can be used to setup your device to work exactly the way you want it to, making your device truly one of a kind in its own unique way. We have a wide variety of guides...

New Standards: Diving into the 6.0 Compatibility Definition Document

Marshmallow has seen the light of day on most Nexus devices already, but we've yet to see any third-party OEM update their phone to Marshmallow. How exactly will they incorporate Marshmallow's new features into their specific flavors of Android? It's hard to say for sure, but thanks to the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), we can be...

I/O Summary: How Android M Handles Power And Charging

In the spirit of improving the core Android experience, Google is changing Android M to be smarter about managing power. Their new Doze feature comprises of two primary roles which allow Android to use motion detection in order to predict activity, and go into deep sleep at the right time based on accelerometer readings. In order...