June 24th, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Unless you are actually launching and using the "bloatware", all it is doing is sitting there occupying space. It's not affecting your battery. If you are experiencing a lot of battery use and your phone feels sluggish, it may be an app gone rogue. First thing to look at is menu>settings>about phone>batter use and see what the biggest power user is. Then you can install Watchdog Lite (free)
and monitor which apps are gobbling up your resources.
I know there have been some phones with issues after an update where if you leave WiFi and GPS antennas enabled all the time it eats through the battery. You might want to put a power widget on your home screen and only enable them when needed.
You should also make it a point to check out the Samsung Vibrant Forum
to see if any other users are having similar issues.
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