Google made a change in Android 9 to improve battery life; now some app developers are steamed


Several developers have posted complaints on Google’s issue tracker website for Android (via Android Police). The problem is that starting with Android 9 Pie, Google has limited the number of times an app can perform Wi-Fi scans. Such scans are required by certain apps that perform indoor navigation, measure signal strength, analyze Wi-Fi coverage and more. For example, the developers of an app called ElectroSmart posted several complaints. The app measures the strength of different signals near phone users to help them limit their exposure to RF radiation.
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