Android 8.1 Developer Preview shows which apps drain your battery

Android 8.1 Oreo will save space by reducing size of inactive apps

While the intended objective is for developers to create apps for users with disabilities, the API is often used for other functionality (to overlay content, fill in text fields, etc.).

Action required: If you aren't already doing so, you must explain to users how your app is using the 'android.permission.BIND_ACCESSIBILITY_SERVICE' to help users with disabilities use Android devices and apps. On this basis, developed a feature that automatically removes from memory apps that are not used for a long time, thereby increasing the volume, but to save all the data.

Google is letting developers know that the company is cracking down on how they employ its Accessibility Services and APIs in their apps.

As per reports, the new feature will allow the user to see a highlighted app at the top with a red warning battery icon, that's going to tell you which app has been draining the battery and how.

We're not seeing any solution just yet but the Android 8.1 Developer Preview shows a tool which will help you figure out which app or apps are the most battery draining ones. "Your app must comply with our Permissions policy and the Prominent Disclosure requirements of our User Data policy", Google's message reads. You do not want apps that clog your storage. Google states that developers can alternatively remove the request for accessibility services within the app, or can choose to unpublish their app. All violations are tracked. Below is the content of the email sent to one app developer. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts.

If you've reviewed the policy and feel we may have been in error, please reach out to our policy support team.

If the developer gets the email, they only have 30 days to justify the user of the Accessibility Services for the app in question.

Therefore, if an application is installed but not used too often, the phone will mark the cache as technically unimportant which means that the app won't be able to hog too much space. That is because even apps designed specifically for disabled people can be banned because anyone can use them.

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