Ubiquitous QuickBoot boots Android in one second

June 9, 2010, By Thomas Antony

If there is one thing I don’t like about my Android, its that it takes forever to bootup. It doesn’t help that I am running Android 2.1 on a lowly T-Mobile G1. Ubuquitous seems to have a solution to this. Their ‘QuickBoot for Android ‘ system is capable of booting up an Android phone in just one second, ready for you to run whatever app you want.

QuickBoot works similarly to the way the ‘hibernate’ option works on PCs by storing a snapshot of the system memory to non-volatile storage and then restoring it on powering up the system. However, it is much more efficient than the PC hibernate and is independent of memory size. It uses intelligent copying and saves only the necessary data and processes from the RAM to the snapshot.

Quickbook can bootup your phone in a second as long as you have a stable snapshot stored on your non-volatile storage. It would be as if the phone was on all the time, minus the battery drain. Ubiquitous is not looking to release it to the masses directly. They are providing an SDK for OEMs to pickup and implement on their upcoming android handsets.

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