It feels like a week since Android 11 came out and now, we are prepping up for the next version – Android 12. If last year’s timeline is to be followed, we could see a developer preview coming up as soon as next month. Now, XDA Developers has revealed that Android 12 could introduce a feature that could hibernate your unused apps.
A lot of people have a bunch of unused apps that just come into usage occasionally. The new feature will let these apps go into a dormant state or deep sleep that would allow storage to be optimized.
System service that manages app hibernation state, a state apps can enter that means they are not being actively used and can be optimized for storage. The actual policy for determining if an app should hibernate is managed by PermissionController code.
A time limit could trigger the hibernation mode for a certain app, or it could be done manually or perhaps both. The Android 12 Developer Preview might not feature this feature yet, since it’s in its early form, but we should hear more about its development soon.
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