Ok so I've been using System Panel, along with a few other apps to try and streamline, or at least figure out whats going on with the system, and battery power... To my surprise the killers of the battery are not 3rd party apps like a calender widget, Beautiful Widgets, or LauncherPro. The main suspect based off the data I've gathered up is the system itself. Under System we have... Android System Setup HTC Widget Download Manager Roise Utility Settings Storage VPS Services BrcmBluetooth Accounts & Sync Android System Upgrade Setup NetworkLocation HTC Checkin Service Settings com.android.qxdmlog All of which adds up to 50+ % of total battery usage of all the draws on the power supply. The next in line is cell standby with a distant 19%. If similar figures were put into a PC's platform you would have this thing classified under Bloatware! It simply draws too much battery power... So the next question we have is what can someone do to solve this problem? Task Killers If you hit the App market you will run across 1,987,785 task killers, and managers in all different shapes sizes and colors. The problem is task killers do nothing. As a matter of fact it probably costs more power to have one then not. It takes no more battery power to have nothing in you're memory than it does to have a loaded bank. Second, if you have apps that auto restart it takes extra CPU power to reload the application. And lets not forget it takes power to feed the task manager service itself. This is from the group that wrote System Panel >>> Task Management | android.nextapp.com OS & Hardware Clearing you're apps may speed up you're phone a bit but the main draw comes from the hardware. Things that tax the CPU, Wi-Fi and GPS. So if you have an app, or an OS that uses you're hardware with almost no discretion you've got something that eats batteries for breakfast. Is Android flawed? Is the Android system flawed in being a resource hog? Is this part of a marketing scheme? "New improved phones use less power" must buy new phone... Or, do I have something completely backward? Maybe I'm missing something that could cut down on the cores system resources.