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Sony’s STAMINA battery mode to make comeback

Sony has responded to the concerns of some of its customers by making plans to reintroduce its STAMINA mode. The battery-saving function was removed in Sony’s release of Android Marshmallow, much to the disappointment of some.

Dispensing with STAMINA mode seemed like a logical move at the time, as Google introduced its own battery-saving feature in Android Marshmallow.

Google’s Doze, which shares STAMINA mode’s purpose of extending battery life, is actually a compulsory element of Android Marshmallow. Therefore, Sony had no choice but to include Doze, so removing STAMINA mode – particularly as manufacturers’ increasingly focus on eliminating bloat – appeared to be a good decision.

But many of those using Sony devices with Android Marshmallow have found a reduction in battery life, when compared to the previous version of Google mobile operating system, Android Lollipop.

Although no exact timescale have been given, Sony initially plans to reintroduce STAMINA mode via its Xperia Beta Program.

[via Xperia Blog]