Android, like any operating system, has its own RAM management system, which improves the way apps are kept in the background. However, if you are a user of this system, you must have noticed that some applications end up closing in the background – potentially causing information loss.
Google seems to be aware of this issue, and is working on a fix for it with Android 13. According to the portal XDA DevelopersGoogle is integrating a new feature called “Multi-Generation Least Recently Used”, or simply MLGRU.
This feature is already available in ChromeOS, and is primarily intended to be a smart way for the system to manage background apps and RAM usage.
The use of this technology has two main advantages. The first would be to reduce processor usage via the kswapd service. kswapd is a virtual memory management service for Android, and what Google has found is that using this technology can also reduce virtual memory usage – freeing up the processor for other tasks.
On the other hand, this technology also allows apps to stay active in the background and in memory for a longer time, preventing Android from “close” apps that are unnecessary to make room for others.
Apparently, MLGRU will already be integrated into the base code of Android 13, and should be available soon in the first beta versions of the system. It is possible that the company will also adapt to other versions of Android, but this is not yet developed.
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