Android 11 was released back in September, but we’re already starting to get information about the next version of Android. Leaks suggest that the upcoming Android 12 will help users with their storage space. That would be possible thanks to a new feature supposedly known as app hibernation.
The latest Android 12 leaks suggest that Google is working on a new feature that will allow users to free up space on their devices. The feature is known as app hibernation. This allows the device to automatically hibernate apps that are not in use, removing unnecessary information and data from your device. This feature reminds us of an iPhone storage feature called Offload Unused Apps that was announced a few years ago.
We expect more information to appear in a couple of weeks when the preview arrives for Android 12 developers, although we can’t confirm that this feature will be available with the first waves of beta releases. This new feature is also believed to eliminate unused apps when they are not needed to optimize storage. However, the user data is retained so that you can continue to use your apps whenever you want.
The first details on Android’s app hibernation feature can be found here. When an app is put to sleep for a single user, the system clears the cache. Google will add more for package-level hibernation (app is hibernated for all users).
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– Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 15, 2021
“A system service that manages the app hibernation status. A state in which apps can enter means that they are not being actively used and can be optimized for storage. The actual policy for determining whether to put an app to sleep is managed by the PermissionController code. “
The editor-in-chief of XDA-Developer, Mishaal Rahman, published this information on Twitter a few days ago. This information comes at a great moment as more companies remove expandable storage features from their devices. This makes it easier to choose a device with 128 GB of storage or even older models with only 64 GB. However, we’ll have to wait for Google to give us a better explanation of how this new feature works.
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