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Jan 11 AT 8:50 AM Anthony Domanico 23 Comments

Google Maps update brings better Latitude tracking, more transit options, better battery life

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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Dec 19 AT 5:53 PM Dustin Earley 84 Comments

Monday Nexus news roundup

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 »

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Dec 14 AT 12:29 PM Taylor Wimberly 71 Comments

Hands-on with the first Android device to feature Qualcomm’s Mirasol display

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.

I’ve already covered the Kyobo ... Read More »

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Nov 23 AT 2:55 AM Taylor Wimberly 27 Comments

World’s first Android device with Mirasol display has battery life measured in weeks

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 »

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Nov 18 AT 3:03 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Tegra 3 saves more power than it consumes, DIDIM technology reduces backlight power by 40%

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 »

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Nov 15 AT 7:16 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

Mirasol displays ready to extend your Android phone’s battery life to days in second half of 2012

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.

Qualcomm thinks this breakthrough technology ... Read More »

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Nov 15 AT 5:48 PM Dustin Earley 44 Comments

New Li-ion battery technology offers 10x battery life and faster charge times

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 »

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