There were days when the third party battery saving apps were necessary to hit a satisfactory number of hours off a single charger for all the Android users. This has only been possible because of the improvement like Doze and Adaptive battery.
In some of the cases, the progress measurement is something of a Pyrrhic victory with all the useful background processes carefully destroyed and developers taking the brunt of user. The team behind Urbandroid, the brain behind the popular application “Sleep as Android,” “Twilight” and others does not play on going quite into the night. They are all going on the offensive with a new informational website where the most flagrant OEM offenders are all shamed and users and developers are all educated.
Three audiences were kept in mind when the Don’tKillMyApp.com was recently launched. The three audiences who were taken into consideration are phone manufacturers, developers, and users. The first work of the website is to take the task of OEMs that employ ham-fisted tactics to limit up their background processes so that they can extend the battery life of the mobile phones.
Amongst all the companies, Nokia is now listed as the worst offender. Jiri Richter from the Urbandroid team said Nokia’s emergence as a transgressor was the tipping point that have pushed the developers to come up with Don’tKillMyApp.com. According to the site, HMD Global actually uses a sneaky ‘Battery protection’ application in Android O and Android P to kill all the background processes 20 minutes after the screen has been turned off. App like Alarm are kept out of the circle.
OnePlus phones now rank on the second worst list right after Nokia. Other companies following the list are Xiaomi, Huawei, Meizu, Sony, Samsung, and HTC. The page on all the OEM includes a basic explanation of how it limits on all the background processes as well as how users can take steps to fix the problem on their own. This website also helps developer know how they can solve the problem and give the people a better experience. This website also works in a gentle blame game.
The website makes sure to blame all the companies which are not working to give their customers a better experience.