May 21 AT 4:20 PM Dima Aryeh 12 Comments

Google Hangouts battery drain bug fixed internally, release should be soon


The new Google Hangouts app is fantastic, especially because its SMS integration works so well. With the latest update to 2.1, the Hangouts experience was improved even more with full integration between Hangouts and SMS conversations. However, it also brought with it a battery-draining bug. Some people have been noticing some pretty severe battery drain on their devices after installing the update.

Luckily, Google has already found the culprit and fixed the issue internally. The fix isn’t public just yet because it’s still in testing, but it should be released fairly soon as an update to the Hangouts app. Now we just have to wait for the update to be rolled out to Google Play. At least we know that Google has found and fixed the issue.

For those suffering from excessive battery drain, know that you have friends out there. Help is coming soon. And for those unaffected, be thankful you don’t have to deal with your device dying at a faster-then-normal rate. Have you felt the pain of the battery-draining bug?

Source: Google

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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