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UTEP students find way to improve Android phones

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:35pm

A group of UTEP students have found a way to make your Android phone work faster, while also saving energy.

It's a system called Snappy. The system, created by students, eliminates screen freezes or jitters that some phone users experience, by changing when unneeded memory is deleted on the phone.

Essentially, the students are modifying the operating system's code. The result? No more annoying pauses or screen freezes while trying to scroll through your email.

"When we use policies on let's say your old phone we'd see a lot of pauses. We'll see hardly any. On the new phones, where you see a few pauses, we'll see fewer," explained Eric Freudenthal, a Computer Science Associate Professor at UTEP.

By altering the operating system's code, the phone also uses less energy, allowing several more minutes of use each day. To find out how to improve your phone using the UTEP system, click this link:

https://sites.google.com/site/robustautonomicsystems/faster-android-with-improved-gc

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