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How come all IM apps kill the battery but Google's doesn't?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Mikooster, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Mikooster

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    Are there any IM clients that use push like Google Talk does? I tried eBuddy and Beejive beta and they both kill my battery. Is Trillian any better?

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    i just bought a laptop the other day and didnt ahve an IM client loaded on my phone allw eekend and i got over 24 hours on a charge. who knew it was my IM app draining my battery the whole time.
     
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    beejive is hell on the battery... I use it while im at work since I have a charger but when im out and about I cut it off
     
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    Yeah I just don't know what Google does different in their Talk app. How come other companies haven't done something similar?
     
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    You do know that when using eBuddy your battery life will increase if you go into settings and click the "extend battery life" option. This may delay a message UP TO 15 minutes because it isn't constantly polling. I've noticed increased battery life with all the ROMs I have tried it on and the chats are instant. Give it a try.. if it doesn't work for you then try something else.
     

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