Android resource usage

asked 2014-02-19 21:16:15 +0300

Disparil gravatar image

Sometime after applying the update I noticed that the battery drained a lot faster than before. I used Crest to see the resource usage and noticed that android.process.acore was using ~60% of the CPU, even without any Android applications running. Restarting the aliendalvik service did not help, neither did rebooting the phone. Turning the aliendalvik.service off via Terminal worked. I did not try resetting the device... yet.

I have noticed similar problems with people who have actual Android phones but I could find no Jolla users that have complained. Has this happened to anyone else and what can be done other than resetting the device or shutting down the aliendalvik.service?

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Yes, I've had a similar experience: much higher battery drain after running an Android app - and I've yet to find a (different) solution

strongm ( 2014-02-19 22:19:23 +0300 )edit

I don't even have to run any Android apps, the android.process.acore starts right after booting the phone. First it takes around 40% CPU and then goes to 60%, sometimes even over that. All this without running any apps.

Disparil ( 2014-02-19 22:32:55 +0300 )edit

I have similair problems. Although my CPU is stuck at only around 12%. Notice that I have installed. Google play store though.

nidelius ( 2014-02-20 00:17:00 +0300 )edit

I have not observed it myself. Do you have Google Play installed? I have wondered before, whether it would not be a good idea to have a menu option to fully turn off Alien Dalvik (and turn it on again, of course). Firstly to guarantee that it is impossible for Android to drain the battery. And secondly for purists who want to make absolutely sure that only native apps are running.

StaticNoiseLog ( 2014-02-20 00:22:46 +0300 )edit

I had Google Play installed, but I removed it (as well as many other Android apps) to see if it was the culprit, but nothing changed.

Disparil ( 2014-02-23 15:56:07 +0300 )edit