An article from NewScientist by Paul Marks
Tingxin Yan of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst had discovered a way for your smartphone to predict which apps you will likely use in the future. It’s called predictive catching and it decreases the amount of loading time because it preloads the app before you even realize you need to use it.
On Monday, Yan explained at the MobiSys Conference in Windermere, UK that “the system uses the phone’s location and motion sensors to learn when the user typically runs the app.”
Richer graphics have caused smartphones to increase the time it takes to retrieve information, but Yan’s findings could help apps boot faster for good.