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Google not letting manufacturers hide battery info with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

With #Android 6.0 #Marshmallow slowly becoming part of our lives, we’re learning about new features with each passing day. The latest is telling us how #Google is cracking the whip on the manufacturers by not allowing them to hide information in the battery statistics page. This is a long overdue feature and will finally mean that every battery heavy application will be visible on the list to the users.

With Lollipop and older versions of Android, it was possible to hide certain apps from the battery usage list should the manufacturers choose to do so. But it’s good to see that particular loophole being fixed by Google at long last. This will give users a better idea as to whether a particular application is draining too much battery, more importantly if it’s an OEM specific application.

Android 6.0 has multiple new features on board, some of which are mandatory for all OEMs. We personally welcome this news considering how it can give more clarity to the users about their devices. What do you think?

You can find more information on this from Google’s official Marshmallow Compatibility Definition Document here.

Via: Android Police