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Your next Android phone's battery will last WAY longer

Your next Android phone's battery will last WAY longer
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Are you disappointed with your smartphone's battery life? Then, the new Android OS might be for you. Google developed the still untitled Android L with your battery in mind. Click here to learn more about Android L.

The battery improvements are a result of Google's Project Volta. The development team tested Android gadgets to see what takes up the most juice. They then revamped the whole OS to get the most out of every charge.

To cut down on this battery burn, Android L has a new "JobScheduler" API that allows the OS to batch up unimportant app requests like database cleanup and log uploading. Developers can also request that housekeeping functions be delayed until the device is plugged in. Further, the OS will not wake the device up for a network task when there is no network connectivity.

Google also has a new Battery Historian to see what's zapping battery life. They updated the virtual machine, which will make your phone run faster and use less battery.

So, how well do these changes work? Ars Technica ran a comparison test on a Nexus 5 using Android KitKat 4.4 and Android L. The new OS improved battery life by 36 percent!

So, if you're looking to get the most out your Android's battery, keep an eye out for this new OS later this year. Or you can try these tricks to improve your Android battery life today.

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