Android 8.1 To Save More Space Might Lower The Size Of Inactive Apps

Google is still in the course of launching out Oreo Android 8.0 to all consumers of Android. The new version of OS comes with various innovative features. But it seems like one of the most significant features is being kept for Android 8.1.

As per a report by XDA Developers, Google will transport a new function in Android 8.1 that will assist consumers save some memory on their smartphones. Even though saving memory is not a huge issue with flagship handsets since they come with huge inbuilt memory, the problem persists with the budget Android handsets that come with 16 GB or 8 GB memory for built-in storages.

The website discovered the new function in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) framework lately. It has been cited that the feature activates automatically when it senses that the handset is running low on internal memory. The function, once activated, saves memory by closing down the inactive applications on the smartphone.

The algorithm utilized in finding out which applications are inactive, is that the handset recognizes which apps have not been triggered by the consumer in a while or been active in the background. It has been also cited that the OEMs might have to physically facilitate this function prior to launching out Android 8.1 to its smartphones.

It is worth stating that Android 8.1 might take some period to come to the end consumers since most of the OEMs are still trialing Android 8.0 on the inside with their personal UIs. Even firms such as HMD Global, who give near share Android OS in their Nokia handsets, have just concluded Oreo Android 8.0 beta and have claimed that the OS will be coming to its smartphones shortly. Samsung is one of the companies that will roll out the new version of the OS first to its flagship handset, Galaxy S8 models.

Android 8.1 is presently below Developer Preview phases. The DP1 of the new version of the OS was rolled out previous month. Google, at the time of rolling out DP1 claimed that it plans to begin launching the user version of the OS by end of this year.

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