Researchers from Stanford University have unlocked a potentially game-changing discovery in the world of batteries: stable lithium anodes. As smartphones continue to advance, batteries remain woefully behind. Thus, larger batteries are simply added to every new smartphone. But this latest news brings a new hope for batteries by transforming a traditional ... Read More »
If you haven’t heard yet, the TSA recently started cracking down on people bringing discharged electronics on board some international flights. For the safety of everyone, devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onto these flights, so ... Read More »
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brought us Project Butter, Google’s attempt at optimizing the visuals of Android to take advantage of the hardware and be as smooth as possible. It made our devices a whole lot smoother. With the latest version of Android, currently referred to as Android L, Google has a new project in store ... Read More »
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These days, smartphone batteries are competent enough to get us through a day at work with medium usage, but heavy use starts kills. Devices like the Galaxy Note 3 (3200 mAh) incorporate larger batteries, while devices like the Droid MAXX are made for large batteries (the Droid MAXX has a very impressive 3500 mAh battery). ... Read More »
Since the unveiling of the HTC One series, the main complaint we have heard about the phones was HTC’s decision to deliver devices with non-replaceable batteries. There are quite a few reasons why average users may want the ability to swap out a battery, but the main concern most people have centers around battery performance.
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While putting the final touches on the HTC One X software, HTC’s developers managed to place an application in the wrong directory, causing some issues for the Tegra 3 power management software on the phone. The misplaced NvCPLSvc.apk file was discovered in the /system/bin folder by mike1986 while developing a custom ROM for ... Read More »
One of the biggest concerns for Android users is battery life. We’ve taken many routes to make our devices last as long as possible. Viable options include carrying charging accessories, external battery chargers, use of multiple batteries and extended batteries (usually bulky). Wouldn’t it be nice if our phones could just last us all day? ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »