Many people really like to generalize and simplify everything beyond measure, bringing, so to speak, fractions to one denominator. Thus, they are simply trying to fit some phenomenon into their own worldview in order to better understand it. Another thing is that often this not only does not contribute to the correct understanding of the situation, but even interferes with it. An excellent example of this is Android. Due to the wide range of smartphones from different price categories based on this operating system, their owners rarely agree with each other regarding the usability and functionality of their devices. After all, they not only have different characteristics, but also shells. Therefore, Google decided to equalize them a bit, starting with the advanced power saving mode.
The power consumption of modern smartphones is so high that many do not even reach the evening
Google is working on a new power saving mode for Android 11 with the 'ultra' prefix. Relevant references were found in the code Android of the Open Source Project, which developers are constantly analyzing in search of remarkable innovations. Judging by the name – Ultra Low Power Mode – the new mode will not be an example more efficient in terms of saving battery life than the one that is available to users now. To slow down the discharge as much as possible, it will disable all interfaces in general and block access to applications, leaving only calls and messages available.
How to increase autonomy on Android
Super-power saving mode helps you stay connected at a critical moment
Super power saving mode has long been not uncommon for smartphones running Android. Despite the fact that it is absent in the stock version of the operating system, manufacturers have long mastered it and implemented it in their shells, giving users an additional opportunity to save battery life in an emergency. For example, on smartphones Huawei, this mode not only unloads all applications from memory, blocks access to them and disables wireless interfaces, but also lowers the brightness to a minimum, and replaces the desktop screensaver you have installed with a black background.
Similar modes are arranged in the same way for other manufacturers who use their own shells in branded smartphones. Therefore, frankly, it is really useful only for owners of smartphones from the Google Pixel line and those devices that work out of the box based on stock Android.
What's new in Android 11
Google does not disclose when the new power saving mode will appear in Android, nor does it comment on its existence at all. However, given that it has already appeared in AOSP, most likely, we will see it with the release Android 11. In any case, it would be logical, since Google will clearly not dare to limit itself to only five innovations in the upcoming update. and the owners of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have already driven the company's technical support service crazy with complaints about the low battery life, and, therefore, there is simply no point in delaying the introduction of the mode further.
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t had to use the super-power saving mode on any of my smartphones. No, of course, the usual mode, which slightly adjusts the brightness of the display, unloads applications running in the background from memory, and generally tries to avoid wasting energy, I love. It really can slightly extend the autonomy of my particular device. Another thing is that all this is very individual and depends on how actively you use the device. If you are constantly playing games or watching high-definition videos, be prepared for the fact that no power saving mode will save you. But the super-power saving mode works too categorically, in fact, depriving you of access to your smartphone and leaving you alone with a semblance of a push-button dialer. Perhaps it helped someone out, but definitely not me with my use case, which consisted of correspondence in messengers and scrolling through Twitter and Instagram feeds.