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If I have "Beautiful Home" widget on each screen - does it consume more battery than just one?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sprockethead, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Sprockethead

    Sprockethead Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 29, 2010
    This would apply to any widget. It just so happens that on most screens (all but my home screen) I have the "Beautify Smaller Home" or whatever its called at the very top. I like easily seeing the time from each screen. And I think it looks nice. Beautiful might be a stretch... but I understand the marketing.

    But the hypothetical question still applies. If I had the "music" widget or the "messaging" widget on EVERY page. Would that widget use more battery than just one instance? In other words, does EACH INSTANCE of the widget poll for data? Or does the process just poll for data and then each widget just repaints itself on its respective screen as appropriate?

    I need to know! I'm wondering if I disable "beautiful home" from all but one screens if my battery life will improve.

    What do you think? Are there any hard-core techies out there that can help me figure it out?

    Thanks for any help.


  2. IPvFletch

    IPvFletch Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I don't know, but I'd like to know too!

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