Nextbit OS: Squeezing more life out of your battery.

frodriguez2010frodriguez2010 Enterprise Tech Support EngineerTexasPosts: 1,904 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

Nextbit is placing software smarts towards a  vexing problem smartphone users experience which is battery life.

Posted on their blog is a statement that the company will show off how it’ll make your battery last “significantly longer” with updates to the Nextbit OS, which of course powers its Robin smartphone.

Nextbit pointed out how its custom Android variant automatically backs up apps as the kind of creative thinking it can bring to battery life. The software  will act like an AI learning how you use your phone and make decisions about where resources should be applied.

in a quote from their blog post, "In Q4 we will launch a new version of Nextbit OS that gets to know your habits and optimizes functions at the system level to ensure you get the most screen time possible. Just like with smart storage, we can apply this on top of the features Google has implemented in Marshmallow and even on what has been announced for N, compounding the power savings to offer you true peace of mind."

Cost is another advantage, where making a phone without the need for a giant battery is unnecessary.

Big Phones mean big batteries, yet If Nextbit offers leadership in this area as well, innovation that could keep costs down and help our phones squeeze out some more hours of battery life throughout the day will be well received.  We shall see as there has been improvements, but nothing as definite as the claims NextBit is stating.

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Comments

  • lee18lee18 United StatesPosts: 341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hmmm if it works well that would actually be pretty cool. *fingers crossed*

  • runtohell121runtohell121 Analyst United StatesPosts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Software optimization... Wonder how far they can get with the battery and what sort of limits on the software they put on in order to save more battery...

  • frodriguez2010frodriguez2010 Enterprise Tech Support Engineer TexasPosts: 1,904 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah not too sure about it.  I have one and battery life is pretty good at the moment but have limited apps and processes running.

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