The leaks of Android 13 do not stop, and at this rate Google will be able to unveil small novelties as it supposedly presents this version in a few months. We already know that you can change the language of each application, transfer content with a “touch”, or the expected notification permission will be released. Well, now a novelty is leaked that will surely be very well received by gamers.
It seems that mobiles and tablets that arrive from the factory with Android 13, and surely some of the current Google Pixels as soon as they are updated, will receive additional power when loading games. And it seems that Google is implementing some kind of “Turbo Boost” in its operating system for mobile devices.
Extra power to load games
Mishaal Rahman, senior technical writer at Esper, made a significant discovery in the Android source code (AOSP) before Google made it private. This is a new API dedicated to loading games on Android.
Lesson learned: Take screenshots of AOSP code changes, because you never know when Google might make them private.
All I have as proof of this functionality is a screenshot of the tabs I had open before. pic.twitter.com/YngwIOd2LV
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 26, 2022
This new API will allow games to report their current status to the operating system. If they report charging, Android will give a boost to power management and the processor to boost speed, thus reducing loading times. Or what amounts to the same, that games will open and load levels faster from Android 13. Then when running the game it will revert to the CPU speed required by the game.
Only devices compatible with a feature called GAME_LOADING which will be implemented at the SoC vendor level in Android 13 will be able to take advantage of this additional power boost when loading games, so it is expected that this novelty will arrive with the new devices that come out of the box with Android 13. Pixel devices may be patched to enable GAME_LOADING feature. For most existing mobiles, they probably won’t be updated, because vendors are not required to update this hardware abstraction layer at the SoC level.
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