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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mokuro, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Mokuro

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    Well I tried video chatting with a friend using Fring on 3G with 100% battery life and guess what? I made it to 10% charge after spending almost 2 straight hours on Fring. The battery got so hot that I thought it melted. Oh yeah, I didn't have any program running in the background except programs that sync.

    What do you guys think ? Is the battery doing good ?
     

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    Yep that sounds about right.
     
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    Oh forget to mention that didn't have a live wallpaper running either.
     
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    Still sounds right.
     
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    Workin at the squeaky mart.
    Residin in Florida
    Only 2 hours.....
     
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    Yea, constant screen on, streaming data. Yep, sounds right to me.
    Come one you only get about 3hours on a good laptop doing that.
     
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    Haha I was kidding. But that is pretty good :p
     
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    Lol?
     
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    Sorry to necro bump a bit but this shows Android up a bit seeing as it used to work really well on my Nokia E71.

    But since upgrading to ICS Fring now spies on me (turning off permissions to read everything on the phone crashes it), and it has a background process that I think srains battery (but how to be sure as the battery usage is mixed in with "Android OS"?).

    This in addition to if I was actually using it on 3G.

    Real bummer as I no longer have a symbian os device and Skype is pretty spy like too. I guess I have to get contacts to switch to Google Talk right?

    hmm...
     
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    Have you looked into what it needs those permissions for? Many times they are actually required to use the app as its intended to be used.
     
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    Changed from Permissions app to LBE privacy manager. It's a lot better because you can see when the app is requesting things. In particular I find google maps requesting my position when I'm not using it, which I don't like for battery when latitude is switched off and no connectivity, so I learnt something there.

    The app is fring. Decide for yourself, would allow it?
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...ch_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5mcmluZyJd

    and just a small selection of what it needs:
    READ SMS OR MMS, CREATE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIONS, PREVENT TABLET FROM SLEEPING PREVENT PHONE FROM SLEEPING,RETRIEVE RUNNING APPS, MODIFY GLOBAL SYSTEM SETTINGS

    I don't need it reading my SMS. All the other stuff can be justifiable but basically what is on offer here is complete carte-blanche to my phone, which in turn means my whole online (and via sensors, mic and cam) offline presence. Bear in mind fring also runs a battery draining service so can get access to you at any time (wakelocks urgently need to be addressed for the less knowledgeable user... something in line with the liberal app policy rather than a wakelock curfew would be good)

    I need the app to call people who have phones that run a different version of Fring.

    With LBE I've locked it down and I can still use it without crashing... so far, result! And very strangely killing the service doesn't affected it as far as I can see too.

    There's more and more apps coming through that use a load of things... kind of overly complicated.

    It's all nothing to worry about until you need it to receive your wage or some other pricey thing, be it cash or socialness.
     
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    Two hours sounds about right ... you were running your screen on .... sync ... and wifi/or 3g .... that will absolutely kill your battery.
     
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    Found the answer: Quarentine it with App Quanentine or Titanium Backup, assign a widget to run and unlock it

    Pain in the neck I know.
     
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