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Google Map using Battery Life, even though it has not been used. (Since 4.1.0 update)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by VandalDuck, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. VandalDuck

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    Since the last update to 4.1.0, I have noticed that Google Maps is using battery life, even though I have not used the Maps application.

    Background, I am stock Motorola Droid on 2.0.1, not rooted. I updated to version 4.1.0 of the Maps app when it came out in the marketplace. Now, when I am completed with a charge, if I look at Settings/About Phone/Battery Use, the maps app appears in the list of things using battery life. In fact, 9 seconds after unplugging, it had used 9% battery power. At this point, I am 9m 23s since unplugged and the maps app has used 13% of battery life, but when I select the app, the use details say 0seconds.

    Does anyone else notice this?

    Thanks!

    VandalDuck
     

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  2. smanzor88

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    yea i noticed it also. for now i just uninstalled the updates. its a wasting my battery
     
  3. takeshi

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    Not here. I haven't used it recently and it's not even listed on the Battery Use screen.
     
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    Im on a Eris 2.1
     
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    The first day I updated maps I used it for about 10 minutes, exited out of it as I normally do and then went to bed an hour later with plenty of battery left and awoke to find my phone off due to dead battery. Haven't had a problem since? Now you may say how do I know it was maps that killed it since I could not check, and you would be right. But it was the only thing I changed about my phone that day, certain it was maps. Either way no problems since?
     

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