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App hibernation is live in Android 12 Beta 1

App hibernation is live in Android 12 Beta 1

Most smartphone users have at least a few apps that they've installed, played around with for a day or so, and then entirely forgotten. These apps are using up precious storage and CPU cycles, so Google's been working on a way to get rid of them in a more subtle way. It's called app hibernation, and we've heard about it as an Android 12 feature for a while.  Apparently it's live in the Android 12 beta released yesterday.

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Android 12 could automatically clear up the garbage your unused apps leave behind

Android 12 could automatically clear up the garbage your unused apps leave behind

Back in January we heard tell of a new and interesting feature coming in Android 12: "app hibernation," which would automatically place long-unused apps into optimized storage, thus freeing up storage on your phone. The feature hasn't been spotted in any of the Android 12 developer preview builds thus far, but apparently it's just around the corner. References to the feature have already been spotted in AOSP code, and now they're showing up in leaked builds of Android 12.

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