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Old August 30th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It is a fact that Batt. Widgets cause drain to your battery. I've been watching this HTC widget, and others in the past with TaskManager or OSMonitor. And every minute or so the widget jumps to 60% cpu usage to read gauge and show results. So I did a monitor on the process, and every hour it was jumping to 60% and using 3-4% battery on process_Start. So after 12 hours, you're looking at rougly 30% battery loss from widget activity. Needless to say, I stopped using all types of "active" updating widgets, including but not limited to, Facebook, Messaging, Friendstream, Battery, etc. My phone lasts much longer now. If i want to see the battery, i'll go to Settings > About my phone. Just my opinion though.
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