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Support Extremely High Battery Usage by "Android OS" process

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by spinnaker, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. spinnaker

    spinnaker Member
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    This problem just started this week (had my Droid since release date). The battery is being drained really fast (dead in just a few hours) and when I look at the battery usage "Android OS" is using 70%+ of the battery.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    Does anyone know what the Android OS process encompasses?


    New apps I've downloaded this week are: Wavesecure, Ringdroid, TalktoMe Keyboard and a few Rounded Labs widgets (ringer, screen brightness).

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Billy2k

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    I recently received this problem too about a week ago. I don't know if it came from one of my apps when I did a mass update, or it was from that one useless Alarm clock app I downloaded (and uninstalled).

    I'm thinking about uninstalling every app, and starting over.

    If anybody knows a better way to track down who's using the "Android OS" process, then please let us know. And shouldn't the Android OS process be Android System? So, I might think it's something fishy too.
     
  3. We're seeing the Android OS battery draining issue reported around various forums.

    I have a habit of looking at mine frequently, and it sits at about 4% on OS and exactly the same on System, so yes, you've got the bug (referred to as "the init bug" here and there). I have not seen it on my Fascinate.

    It is intermittent, that's the biggest frustration about it. Sometimes it responds to a reboot, meaning it'll go away for a while in devices that have that bug.

    I have not found a cure for it in searching, but that does not mean one is not out there.. perhaps others will chime in.
     
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  4. Billy2k

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    Okay, so I uninstalled nearly every app I had on my phone, and the Android OS process went again. I only saw it once when the phone started up. So, it could be a bug in one of those apps I installed. And now, I'm slowly re-installing some of those apps, and keeping a close eye on the processes and battery usage.
     
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