Android 12 to auto-hibernate apps you don’t use

20 April 2021
An APK teardown suggests that Android’s “Unused apps” feature will gain more functionality.

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  • Jamesta

wbpwns, 21 Apr 2021Is there still no way (in aosp) to lock an app in recents (... moreEMUI 10/11 has this feature not sure if there's any other roms that do that.

Is there still no way (in aosp) to lock an app in recents (RAM basically) so that it will be exempted from the function of the "clear all" button? Most chinese OEMs skins have this feature. This should be added with this hibernation feature.

MIUI Optimization shenanigans, comment as you like

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Given how iOS treats its customers by giving latest feature... moreThe bigger problem imo is the wide af "universal" standards put into each android phone nowadays..
We have companies (like Xiaomi) who put out 1000+$ phones with USB-C 2.0 speeds (400mbps) that doesn't support any new implementation that the USB-C 3.1 is supposed to have.. almost all phones nowadays don't have a dac implemented within their USB-C port.. it's like a zoo in the android world. Does a 2$ saving worth it for the companies to misguide customers like this? with 20 year old tech?
This really is what separates Apple and the rest of the android companies (aside from Google), whenever you buy an apple device you know every little thing just works, as it was made and advertised.
Google should at least enforce some hardware specs if they can't force other companies to remove all the bloatware.

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 20 Apr 2021Lol, you clearly need to learn more about Android. Just bec... moreThere is no app called Google mobile service, you will not find it on Android, it comes under a different name. Why don't you just yell is the app you were using otherwise you'll be exposed as another troll trying to hate on Android.
If you disable Google Play services, it won't run in the background, you'll get a notification to enable it when opening certain apps.. Thus verifying that the app is frozen.

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 20 Apr 2021Lol, you clearly need to learn more about Android. Just bec... moreIf you disable an app on Android, it completely disables. And ALL services of the app stops running. Even Google them selves ask to disable an app if it is malicious : https://i.imgur.com/8VIuRxV.jpg
How can they not be certain that disabling an app stops EVERYTHING associated with it, if it is to even propose this for malicious apps ? So stop saying b*llshit. I have been disabling apps for ages and never had any problems of apps continuing to open. Also, there are multiple ways to disable an app, you can system disable or user disable. If you made the wrong choice, it was your fault if things didn't work.

The fascists at Google should stop telling everybody what to do or kill apps because they feel like it! My RunKeeper was not working properly because Android kept killing it in the background! I had to manually stop all battery optimization crap that crippled many apps! Stop with this nonsense, Google!

Android-Authority, 20 Apr 2021How can the service be running in background if it is disab... moreLol, you clearly need to learn more about Android. Just because the app has been disabled, it doesn't mean that the tracker is also disabled. Heck, even Google Mobile Services is still running on that disabled app.

  • Mir

but I think ... this feature is already available in android 9 pie...

YUKI93, 20 Apr 2021Tried it, not impressed. The service is still running on th... moreHow can the service be running in background if it is disabled?
You clearly didn't disable it. Which service are you talking about anyways?

  • vi

auto-hibernate? the super version is uninstaller clean and simple

  • Anonymous

Anna, 20 Apr 2021Why Google cannot simply allow to uninstall/remove the unus... moreBecause Samsung probably used their chaebol card to stop Korean govt who tried to pass a law requiring korean makers to give an option to remove pre installed trash on their phones.

It was a long long time ago. Nothing happened.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Given how iOS treats its customers by giving latest feature... moreDoes not change the fact that it's true (androids quickly forgotten) but in a silly duopoly, the freedom brought by Android is the more acceptable one for some of us.

Kingslayer, 20 Apr 2021Moving back to iOS as my daily driver after a decade being ... moreThat is why I'm quite worried about Samsung moving to Wear OS for their future Galaxy Watch smartwatches. Sure that Wear OS has more apps than Tizen, but the Tizen has a much better battery life than Wear OS.

Android-Authority, 20 Apr 2021Ever heard of disabling or freezing apps? It doesn't ... moreTried it, not impressed. The service is still running on the background, so... no thanks.

  • AlienKiss

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Especially since this was only really problem in the past b... moreWhat are you talking about?
This has nothing to do with the size of the app on the internal memory. It's about the amount of RAM memory of the phone allocated for the app's process or processes that constantly run (depending on the app), draining the processor, the battery, affecting performance etc.
Hiberating apps will basically force stop the apps until you open them.
People still hibernate, disable, freeze, hide or uninstall bloatware apps, including system apps. But not because there's not enough storage space, but because you get the most out of your phone like that. Performance and battery life.
Better study some computing :))

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Given how Android phone vendors treat their customers, if y... moreGiven how iOS treats its customers by giving latest features 10 years late.
Subpar third class quality hardware and software.. Better to be avoided.
This is why 1.1B-1.2B people chose Android RazerJoker

YUKI93, 20 Apr 2021Still not on par with the ability to fully turn off an app ... moreEver heard of disabling or freezing apps?
It doesn't run in background and this feature is available on all Android phones.

  • RAN242

wbpwns, 20 Apr 2021Isn't this the same concept in most chinese OEM's... moreSounds like it, but probably much less aggressive

Moving back to iOS as my daily driver after a decade being gone due to my Apple Watch. Google doesn't seem to care fixing Wear OS.