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Blocking suspend blockers

Blocking suspend blockers

Posted May 21, 2010 12:57 UTC (Fri) by farnz (subscriber, #17727)
In reply to: Blocking suspend blockers by tialaramex
Parent article: Blocking suspend blockers

Close, but not quite for the HTC Hero running Android 1.5. When you download "cow bouncer" or "JTR Android", you get warned that the application can "Prevent the phone from sleeping", and have to say OK or Cancel to the "install anyway" prompt.

There's no in-built UI for catching bad apps, but there are third party applications in the Market that use the existing API to tell you which applications are using power - they're spotted not because they're CPU hogs, but because they're holding a wakelock preventing the phone from sleeping.


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Blocking suspend blockers

Posted May 21, 2010 15:58 UTC (Fri) by Aissen (guest, #59976) [Link]

HTC Hero running Android 1.5

Although it was released just over a year ago, Android 1.5 is a pretty old in the Android timeline.
Wonderful things have happened, and three releases later Android 2.2 have been announced officially yesterday.
HTC promised to update the Hero to Android 2.1, and hopefully you'll get it sooner rather than later, and see the UI everyone's talking about in the default OS.

The most important is that susupend blockers are merged so that the future of Android is one where upstream matters, and Android kernel is no longer a fork.

Blocking suspend blockers

Posted May 21, 2010 16:00 UTC (Fri) by farnz (subscriber, #17727) [Link]

Android 1.5 is the latest version available for my device; I cannot in fairness tell you how Android behaves without qualifying it with the version number, because I can't tell you if it's been improved in later versions.

However, I'd hope that in this respect, Android isn't regressing in new versions. Power management is kinda critical on a phone.


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