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Android M tipped to trim RAM usage, boost battery life

Google I/O is just days away, so it’s no surprise that new details are trickling out about the company’s next mobile OS.

AndroidPolice claims knowledge of Google’s plans for the so-called ‘Android M’ in a new report.

According to the article, Google is going to release a developer preview for Android M during Google I/O.

The final release, however, will allegedly come in August, although the report notes that ‘these release timeframes can change’.

It also details how Android M will focus on battery life improvements, with teams working on ‘smarter use of features that might drain your battery’.

The software, codename ‘Macadamia Nut Cookie’, will reportedly see location check-ins cut and activity off-charger reduced.

RAM usage is also expected to be trimmed in Android M, to the end of further improving battery life.

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According to the info, which comes from anonymous sources, Google plans to discuss all of this information at this week’s I/O, which kicks off on May 28.

The company previously made efforts to tackle battery life issues with Project Volta for Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Battery remains, as ever, a contentious issue for consumers, so it’s unsurprising that Google might still be working on improvements in that department.

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