Connect with us

PhoneRadar Explains

What is “Doze”, newly introduced battery saving function in Android M?



Doze Android M

Not just Android, but with every smartphone operating system. A user expects a smartphone to run as long as it can, before it asks for charging. Android has been under scrutiny after every version launch, because increase in user experience sometimes puts the load on the battery. Android Lollipop had a power saver feature that could be activated after the battery level reaches a particular percentage, but with the introduction of Android M, at the I/O 2015 keynote, Google has named a new feature called “Doze“.

What is Doze? something like the power saving functions that are available in most of the custom ROMs, and also as a feature in some apps?

According to Google, this is a feature that will get the smartphone into what the word actually means – Sleep! But, how that feature works, is what you need to know. The Doze feature will use Motion detection, and understand if the device has been moved or not, over an extended period. If the device was at the same place, it will shut down all the apps and processes that are hogging the battery in the background.

[quote align=’right’]While killing all the processes, Doze will keep the device active for calls, alarms, and messages.[/quote]This works just like some ultra modes for power saving, and it doesn’t necessarily mean something like Sleep on your computers. “Doze” still would keep the very necessary functions active, i.e. phone, alarms, text, and hangout messages.

Google also mentioned at the I/O keynote, that it tested the same function on two Nexus 9 tablets, one with Android Lollipop, and one with Android M having Doze feature active. The one with Android M seemed to have given twice the life on single charged, when compared to the former.

The problem with current OS versions of Android, is that, even when you don’t use the phone frequently, the battery keeps getting used due to the background processes. Doze is going to focus exactly on the same, and keep the activity to the minimum when the device isn’t in motion, i.e. usually when you are sleeping, or not touching the phone during your office hours.

How well does it work, we’ll know only when it comes to reality. The Developer Preview of Android M is already available for Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player, if you wanted to manually install it and try it out.

Continue Reading

Recommended Video

Connect on Facebook

Top 5

Top 53 months ago

Top Features of the Vivo V7 Plus Smartphone

Vivo has finally unveiled the all-new selfie-centric smartphone dubbed Vivo V7 Plus in India. Though it is the successor to V5...

Top 55 months ago

Top 5 Best Performing Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 You Can Buy in August 2017

2017 has been an amazing year for smartphones. We have seen some really great smartphones launching this year so far...

Top 57 months ago

Top 5 Features of the Panasonic Eluga Ray Smartphone

Panasonic launched the new Eluga Ray smartphone here in India a couple of weeks back. This is yet another offering...

Top 51 year ago

Top 3 Smartphones from UMi you should take a look at

UMi is a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company that has launched a couple of smartphones previously. The smartphone manufactured by the...

Top 51 year ago

Fix Top 5 Pokemon Go Problems like Server Issues, GPS error, Battery Drain

Pokémon Go by Niantic began rolling out to players across the globe, and like all any other new game release,...

Top 51 year ago

Top 5 Features of Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro & On7 Pro Smartphones

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, has been doing pretty good job with the budget smartphone lineup. They have introduced...

iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery
Top 51 year ago

5 Tips to Make your Smartphone Battery Last till the End of the Day

Smartphones are the most useful piece of gadget that we own, which helps us get our jobs done easily. We...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features
Top 52 years ago

5 Most Important Features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung fans must be in awe this year, as they’ve got to see two new flagship devices within the span...

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has launched the much-anticipated smartphone ‘Galaxy Note 5‘ with not much improvements over specifications, but you can find the...

Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 – Most Important features of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the biggest announcement by Samsung Mobiles in New York. The features of the device are pretty...