Lost in the hullabaloo of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show yesterday was an update to the Google Maps application that Google pushed to the masses. The latest Google Maps for Android claims to improve battery life while at the same time improving location tracking within Google Latitude, a service known for its adverse effect on battery life.
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Now that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is in full effect, news on the device is dropping faster than RIM’s profits (ba-dum tsss!). If we were to cover every individual nugget of Nexus news that hits the web, your Twitter and RSS feeds would look like a green, red, yellow and blue bomb went off. And ... Read More »
Want another sneak peek of Qualcomm’s next-generation display technology that promises to extend battery life like never before? Nicole Scott of Netbooknews recently met up with Qualcomm’s Cheryl Goodman who gave her a tour of the Kyobo e-reader, the first Android device to feature a Mirasol display.
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Ah, task killers. One of the most debated apps in Android history. Bring up the task killer debate among any group of loyal Android fans today, and you’ll most likely see some tempers flare. Even if everyone present is in agreement. But why?
In theory, task killers (or task managers) are a necessary tool in ... Read More »
If the major theme in mobile technology this year was dual-core processors, consider 2012 to be the year of reducing battery drain. We will see more power efficient processors, modems, and smarter software, but most importantly we will have the next generation of display technology.
Leading the way is Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. (QMT) and ... Read More »
Can a more power efficient mobile processor really extend battery life that much? Even if a next-generation processor like Tegra 3 consumes 61% less power than its predecessor, we know by now that the major source of power consumption in any mobile device is the display technology.
Yesterday at the UBS Global Technology and Services ... Read More »
Wouldn’t it be awesome if your smartphone’s battery life was measured in days instead of hours? The major source of power consumption in any mobile device is always the display, so it makes sense that a new technology could provide the breakthrough in battery life that many consumers are longing for.
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As smartphone internals like processors and graphics chips continue to evolve, they become more efficient with each generation. However, battery technology has started to slow down when it comes to the lithium-ion juice inside smartphones. The only way battery life has been extended in phones recently is due to power consumption advancements in other hardware. But thanks ... Read More »
Two tid-bits of information on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus have made their way online today that should put Big Red’s users in a good mood.
Cases for the upcoming Nexus have already been spotted at Verizon stores. Both a shell/holster combo (with a kickstand!) and silicone case have been photographed ... Read More »
Battery technology is one of the main concerns for Android users. Currently, most smartphones don’t last an entire work day. Some devices die in 3-4 hours. And charging your device everywhere you go is an inconvenience. Cellphones are supposed to be “mobile,” not slaves to a power outlet.
Many of you have been praying and ... Read More »