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Android 13 May Soon Get A Feature That Slows Down The Killing Of Apps In The Future

There’s truly nothing more annoying than having your applications killed while working on your Android smartphone.

Therefore, you might witness a stop in alerts and simultaneously lose track of whatever task you may have been busy doing. And it wouldn’t be wrong to call it extremely randomized and untimely.

While tech experts claim that certain Android devices do a better job at handling the madness, every phone more or less gets affected. However, it’s not too bad, especially after Android has gone about announcing a potentially new update that tackles just this.

Some users may already be familiar with MGLRU or ‘Multi-Generational Least Recently Used’- a feature that was already in use for Chrome OS for a while, it now appears Android will soon be getting it too.

One Google user spoke about how it soon became a default option for millions and its popularity has paved the way for Android as well.

Sources revealed how the change has reportedly been added for Generic Kernel Image belonging to Android 13 while others confirmed that we’d see it pulling through with ADB enabling enhancements.

But what exactly does this much talked about feature end up doing in the long run. Well, it’s actually tied up with two long-term goals. The first one is related to less CPU usage, talk about a 40% decrease. Meanwhile, the second major benefit that has Google users excited is an 18% drop in ‘out of memory’ app killings across Android.

After being tested across a million Android smartphones, the company says they’ve experienced some major improvements. This includes better usage of the CPU and enhanced memory pressure with a drastic drop in kills.

Tech experts believe the advantages step from the fact that kswapd controls virtual memory and if the feature promises CPU usage, you get plenty of free headroom. The decrease in app killings is self-explanatory and a mighty benefit for users as so many devices struggle with the killing of various apps in the background.

For now, there’s no update on when Android will roll out the feature or whether it will get tested on Android 13 by Google. Hence, you’ll probably need to keep a close eye out for that and we promise to do the same.

Whether the launch receives enabling as a default or not, it’s definitely going to be a major plus point for Android users across the board.

H/T: XDA.
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