Android 7 Nougat: Better performance and more battery-friendly
Besides the wonderful changes in the notification panel and the multi-tasking section, Android 7 Nougat also comes with great updates that do a better job as the assistants of the CPU and the battery. Let’s have a look!
Android 7 Nougat: Project Svelte
Project Svelte has already existed since Android 4.4 KitKat. But this Android 7 Nougat version has a great improvement. Svelte helps the phone perform better and use less power. To be more specific, before Nougat 7, apps wakes up to process data whenever they detect changes in the network, regardless of whether they are being used or not. But with this new update, apps do the same thing only when they are running or being used.
The same thing also takes place whenever a new photo or video is captured. In the previous Android versions, apps wake up when they sense the changes created by new photos or videos. In Android 7 Nougat, those apps are not able to “hear” the appearance of newly-taken photos or videos. They are only activated manually, which again greatly contributes to the performance and the battery!
Android 7 Nougat: Project Doze
Project Doze made it debut in Android 6 Marshmallow. In this version, this project is able to defer the network activity and the CPU when the phone’s screen is off, unplugged and motionless. If these three things do not take place at the same time, Doze does nothing and apps still running in the background and hence keep consuming your data and the phone’s battery. However, in Android 7 Nougat, there’s a huge different! Doze is now working in two processes as mentioned below.
The first one is when the phone’s screen is off and there’s not plug-in (for a set amount of time). In this case, all apps are prevented from accessing the network until the owner wakes the phone up. This process works really well when you are driving. The second process is when your phone is not being moved (also for a set amount of time). In this situation, most applications stop functioning and your phone is almost dead until you pick it up. This saves a HUGE amount of battery when you don’t use the phone. So overall, what I love about Android 7 Nougat is that Google actually tries to improve their products. I’m not 100% sure if these projects work, but at least I can see great effort.