At the Google I/O keynote this year, one of the big things that Google talked about while showing off Android L was a thing called Project Volta. Project Volta’s intention is to prolong your devices battery life by introducing tweaks to help minor tasks manage power better, a battery historian to keep track of battery hungry tasks as well as well as a battery saver mode which kicks in with 15 percent battery remaining.
According to a number of people in the XDA developer forums who have been giving the developer build of L a thorough testing, in a controlled environment, L registers 36% better battery life than KitKat without even using the battery saver mode. It’s worth noting that battery life is a very subjective thing as it depends on your app selections and usage patterns but as a broader look at things, Project Volta is very encouraging. This combined with what manufacturers are already doing with the current battery technology as well as things like the VOOC charger from Oppo, running out of battery midday may soon be a thing of the past.