Android 8.1 will reduce the size of inactive apps to save space

November 11th, 2017   decode   news

We’ve started to see more OEMs raise the base amount of storage on smartphones to 64GB of storage, though the same can’t be said for mid and lower range devices, most of which start at 32GB, but also go as low as 16GB. With Google’s most recent release of its smart storage management app Files Go, it’s apparent that Google intends to make storage a pain point of the past.

The latest commit in Android’s AOSP framework mentions a new feature that would automatically flag apps as “inactive” and deprioritizes the generation of cache files for the particular app. Android will only consider an…

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