Gmail is the dominant email service, YouTube is the dominant short video provider, Google Search and Google Maps are very useful and Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser. There may be viable and sometimes preferable alternatives but you have to make an effort to use them.
Indeed, it looks as though the next generation of candy-bar phones will also include Google. Kai is named from the Chinese word for open , not the undead protagonist in the Lexx science fiction series. It could also pre-package access to some Google properties, even if they are just web apps, because most people want to use them.
- Facebook spy tool for iPhone 8.
- location program for Redmi 8.
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3 WhatsApp spy.
The fact that we have, essentially, a duopoly in the smartphone business is not for want of trying. Microsoft entered the market with a version of Windows running on ARM-based smartphones and it even made Windows available free on small-screen devices. However, the lack of apps was a major stumbling block and Microsoft abandoned its challenge, having lost billions of dollars in the attempt.
You can still buy Windows phones but most date from and will soon be out of support. Canonical also had a go at the smartphone market with its Linux-based Ubuntu Touch. It failed. In this case, the development was taken over by the UBports Community , which developed a port for the OnePlus One smartphone in Samsung tried with Tizen, which was supported by the Linux Foundation. The latest version uses a graphical shell from Jolla , the Finnish company that appears to be its major backer.
Whether it can buck the trend remains to be seen.
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In general, the problem with Linux on smartphones looks much like its problem on PCs. Many and various groups enjoy developing new versions of the operating system, which are all more or less doomed from birth. None of them have the skills, the interests or the money to create viable platforms that include the hardware, apps, services, packaging, marketing, advertising, distribution and support on the sort of scale needed to sustain a real product. Without those, they are unlikely to attract much interest beyond hobbyists and enthusiasts.
Things may change thanks mainly to the current American president. Huawei was already developing its own Android app-compatible operating system, currently known as Hongmen OS, as an alternative. Indeed, China has a powerful incentive to replace all the American technology it uses with home-grown alternatives. This may take decades but in the long run, it will hurt Google, Intel, Qualcomm and numerous other US companies. The genie is out of the bottle and the Americans will never be able to put it back.
Hongmen, aka Ark OS, may not have a lot of appeal in Europe but it could do well in Asian countries that already do more trade with China than with the US. It should also enable Android smartphone suppliers to sell phones with alternative versions of Android in Europe, which Google did not allow them to do before. A major player such as Samsung or Huawei could therefore test the market with a Google-free Android phone. In which case, you can vote with your wallet. The aim is apparently to save your battery by rendering tracking apps and other apps that use background processing useless.
Moreover even 3rd party user visible alarms alarm clock alarms are not triggering properly on Nokia as foreground services cannot be started from background on Nokia. This is a serious issue unparalleled to any other vendor. We did not yet find a workaround for this :. For fun investigative read about Evenwell, check out Who is Nokia?
On Nokia 1 there is an alternative package that works very similar to what the com. There is no user-facing control, or whitelist; this Mediatek-developed task killer terminates all background apps without prejudice. Additionally, the setting does not survive a reboot. Syncthing-Fork is one app that has taken this approach. Unfortunately, there are some reports that even this fix does not work.
From now on, background apps should work normally and use the standard Android battery optimizations. We do not have any solution for this at the moment UPDATE: in our preliminary tests it seems that force stopping or uninstalling the Power saver app also fixes alarms and starting of foreground services, until the Power saver restarts.
And since the task killer is a system service and not an app, it cannot simply be uninstalled. Fortunately, DuraSpeed does have a hidden kill switch: It watches the setting. Once DuraSpeed stops itself, the phone is cured and all background apps will function normally. However, this workaround does not stick across reboots, so the flag has to be cycled at every boot using an automation app like MacroDroid. First, use adb to grant MacroDroid or your choice of automation app the ability to write to the global settings store:.
System Setting: type Global , name setting.
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Run this task and verify there are no errors. If all is well, then DuraSpeed will be immediately disabled, and it will also be disabled on reboot. So even stock Android may kill your app when doing tasks valuable to the user.
Especially if users enable Background restrictions for a particular app. Moreover, in Android 6. This attempt to unify various battery saving features across the Android ecosystem fell flat. Doze mode made some background processing scenarios impossible on Android or paradoxically more battery consuming e. A serious bug in doze mode in Android 6.
If users accidentally enable this option it will break their apps. And users do enable that option! If you see background processing issues, overall it is a good idea to make your app not battery optimized to ensure it gets the freedom it needs to perform in the background. If the app is not yet optimized for Oreo API level it will break their background processing. Starting from Android 6. The phone needs to be sitting idle for an extended period of time before battery optimization takes effect.
First check your phone settings whether some background processing is not restricted on your device. Look for any vendor-specific battery saver on your device and ideally uninstall if possible, disable if possible. If not, you are left with the option to root your device or uninstall it though adb requires some expert skills though :. Look through the vendor-specific phone settings and search for anything related to battery optimization or background processing.
If you find it try to disable it. Smartwatches and other integrations The process killing is especially problematic with smartwatches, which need their services to be run at all times.
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Few months ago, it was working every time but now evry day it s fail after one hour or much more. Can you help me? Thank in advance Patrice Gailleux. I particularly like the wording you used. Straight to the point, no toning down as as typical in the professional world.
This should be a page stating simply what devices have problematic power saving features and should not be you bashing Chinese phone makers and going on a long rant about bad power saving. We are just a small team and do not have access to all the new flagship phones. If you could help us find the correct options, we would be very glad for the help. Please contact me at jiri.