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.
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When the average consumer is phone shopping, words like Super AMOLED, Super LCD, quad-core and Snapdragon don’t usually mean much. Of course, for the average technology enthusiast, those words are what you base your decision on. But there is one thing, enthusiast or not, that affects everyone’s decision in purchasing a phone: battery life. If ... Read More »
We’ve all been there. You’re traveling, driving around an odd city, desperately depending on your phone’s GPS when you notice the tiny battery icon in the status bar is blinking red. Or maybe you’ve been out all night with the crew, ended up in some friend-of-a-friend’s house, needing a ride home. You pull out your ... Read More »
Wouldn’t it be nice to get an extra couple hours out of your T-Mobile G1 battery? Some people remain in doubt, but the G1 battery problems have been well documented. Even after all the tricks and hacks, users have to constantly “manage” their battery each day. ... Read More »