This includes many, many bug fixes incorporated during that time, and also the following major improvements:
- Greatly reduced power usage, particularly when no peers are present. In previous versions of the software, a CPU lock would be held whenever the software was enabled and connected to a viable Wi-Fi network. This would completely prevent the CPU from suspending, draining the battery in a matter of hours. In this release, Android alarms are used to wake up the CPU, holding a CPU lock for only a short time. While there are still improvements to be made in this area, the software may be able to remain enabled and connected to a Wi-Fi network without significantly impacting battery life.
- Bluetooth has been added as a usable network transport. The addition of bluetooth support has the potential to greatly simplify the process of discovering and connecting to other phones.
- Better support for more recent versions of Android. Android 5.0 requires that native binaries are compiled in a way that isn't supported on version before 4.1. So we must now include 2 sets of compiled binaries.
- Improved user feedback while networks are turning on and off.
You can read full release notes at:
and get the app itself at:
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