Android L, the upcoming release of the Android mobile operating system, will dramatically increase battery life, according to lab tests.
It was put through its paces on a Nexus 5 device. The screen was kept on, it was connected to Wi-Fi, and a webpage was refreshed every 15 seconds. The device managed to last 36% longer than another device running the current version of Android.
Android L’s series of battery saving measures is known collectively as “Project Volta” and include a range of features, including a new battery saver mode. Those who wish to dig deeper can also identify what apps are draining their precious battery life thanks to the new stat tracker called Battery Historian.
The operating system will also feature a redesigned user interface, a refreshed notification system, a do-not-disturb option for notifications, and a range of enterprise-oriented features. Android L will be released later this year.