Google might make speed booster apps obselete with Android 14
According to a recent documentation shared by Google, Android 14 will restrict a common API used by task killer or speed booster apps
Earlier this month, Google released the first developer preview of Android 14. Codenamed UpSideDownCake, the latest version of Android brought several new features and changes like optimizations to battery life, enhanced security features, support for large screen devices and improvements to accessibility features.
According to a recent documentation shared by Google, Android 14 will restrict a common API used by task killer or speed booster apps.
However, system apps can still make use of the API. This means task killers and apps which claim to boost phone speed and remove apps from memory will become redundant.
Previously, any app could terminate all background processes or other apps or tasks on an Android device using the ‘KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES’ permission.
But starting with Android 14, using the permission will only let the app kill its own processes and won’t have any effect even if it passes the name of some other app.
In the last few years, several task killer and memory killing apps like ‘Memory Booster’ and ‘Smart Booster’ have found their way on the Google Play Store.