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  1. apavolka

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    So I'm on the first gingerbread root leak and I just went to look at my battery bar made with minimalistic text and it is accurate to the 1%. Anyone else notice this? I'm not sure what happened..
     

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    as far as i know anything that does 1% increments is an estimation
     
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    its been like this for a while. circle battery widget does the same. it is very accurate.
     
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    battmonx is the same, its its very accurate
     
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    Yes I know those widgets do that but minimalistic never did until today.. Was there an update? I dont have it auto updating.
     
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    Minimalist text did the 1% thing for me under Froyo. And when I upgraded to GB it went away. But today the 1% increments decided to come back.
     
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    bah i literally just took the battery meter off minimalistic text yesterday. now i need to put it back on and check it out...
     
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    It's been like that for a while, but not for GB, I think there was a recent update that updated the 1% hack for GB.
     
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    I was contacted a week or so ago by the developer of Minimalist Text. He was looking for confirmation regarding the 1% charge_counter file, so, he must have finished putting his support in for this.

    In fact, he even found some other references to the 1% delta value in some uevent files (I'm still looking into these to determine whether or not they are just reflections of what is contained in the charge_counter file).

    The developer is a very nice guy, very talented developer, and it was awesome to share and exchange some information and code with him.

    But yes, its legit ;).

    Cheers!
     
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    lol...nope, its real (honest!). Andy S's Battery Monitor did an estimation (by the voltage, I think), but he's even changed his app to support the charge_counter file too.

    There seems to be a charge_counter file in the battery status directory that I'm pretty sure didn't exist under 2.1 and only showed-up in 2.2/Froyo.

    Someone had pointed-out that the Battery Circle Widget was showing a 1% charge delta and I quickly joined the fray in BattMonX. As far as I know, that was the first app that supported the 1% delta.

    Cheers!
     
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    scary is there a way you can make battmonx into a widget that displays the battery information along with cpu temp? it would be a very nifty thing!
     
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    I've never done a widget before, but I'm willing to learn! :D

    I'm on PTO next week, so I might try to tackle something like this then (I was going to go to the 2011 Google I/O Developer's Conference in SF, but I missed the registration window (sad story...:(). I'll be "attending" virtually from my PC at home, though (they are going to "simulcast" the sessions, I believe)).

    I'll see what it would take to ride my own coat tails for a widget...

    Cheers!
     
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    a widget form of battmonx will be amazing bud, give it that good look feeling to it you know, that way once people have it set up they can either remove the notification and apply the widget to their homescreen, or keep both :) either way i always have battmonx running
     
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    Thanks!

    By the way, new (v2.6) version of BattMonX coming out tonight (unless I get slammed by work (I'm on-call this week, ugh!)).

    Cheers!
     
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    well i always check the market when i get up in the am so i will read the changelog to see what it all has :)
    keep up the good work bud!
     
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    BattMonX v2.6 just published to the Market. Here's the change log...enjoy!

    Version 2.6 - 1-May-2011:

    - thanks to all who have donated or purchased the donate version (very much appreciated!)

    - re-post LED notification when clear notifications button is pressed

    - support special (green only) status bar icons with large number format percent charged values

    - add support for time-based suspend schedules

    - support status bar icons with lightning bolt charging indicator

    - support option to toggle display of percent charged value in status bar icon

    - support special large low-battery mode for batteries that don't calibrate well

    - fixed issue w/noticing plugged vs. un-plugged re. display of lightning bolt in status bar icon

    - revise / update application icon (sorry, had to remove the bat logo)

    - make pop-up dialogs cancelable via back button
     
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    I also think there was another thread (that escapes me at the moment) where I learned of the Circle Battery Widget (full credit to that dev for doing the 1% thing first (at least that's where I heard about it first)). Very cool!

    People were like "no way"....and the response became a resounding, "way!" :D ;)
     
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    Think it was this thread. http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/280042-battery-level-1-increments.html
     
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    lol...I actually did laugh out loud when I saw this thread 'cause I remember ricksievers pooping-dog avatar! :D :)

    It was right around that time....somewhere it was ToolAndDieMaker that made me aware (he might have given me the heads-up in one of my threads). Dare me to say its all a blur to me now? :D

    Cheers and thanks again, Tom!
     
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