How long can your gadget go between charges? Some are better than others, but they all seem to fall a bit short in the battery life department. That's why Google is developing a new method that could conserve lots of juice on your smartphone tablet and double its battery life in the process.
Google is currently working on a new feature called Doze that has the ability to increase battery life for Android gadgets. The company already tested Doze on a Nexus 9 tablet and the results were promising.
The Nexus 9's battery lasted twice as long as it did when the tablet was running Android Lollipop. The new feature is part of the upcoming Android M operating system that's still under development.
Doze works by shutting down intensive processes on your gadget while it's not in use. By shutting off the processes that use the most energy, the feature is able to conserve battery life when your smartphone or tablet is sitting on the table or in your pocket.
The new feature won’t turn your phone into a total paperweight. Users will still be alerted to alarms and high-priority messages even when the phone or tablet is dozing.
Doze uses motion sensors to detect when your gadget is idle. When you haven't moved your smartphone or tablet for a while, it kicks in and, just like that, extends your battery life.