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Improved battery since GB update?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chowmailap, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. chowmailap

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    Is it just me or has the battery life been greatly improved since the gb update??
     

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    Yes, I have seen that as well. 2.3.4 is optimized for dual-core devices so everything runs better and is more efficient. :)
     
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    It really is a beautiful combination. Wish we had it sooner. But it was worth the wait.
     
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    I haven't seen any improvement in battery life on mine. However, I live in an area with CRAPPY coverage.
     
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    Completely agreed. Marked improvement.
     
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    me too got good battery life
    How to know the percent of the battery???
     
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    Download a widget app.

    Beautiful Widgets is a nice app and has a battery widget, give that a try.

    And yes, battery life improved a lot for me. Really good update but I've ran into a couple bugs.
     
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    I use this widget/app - https://market.android.com/details?id=ccc71.bmw&feature=search_result

    As for battery performance after the update, I'm still seeing NO improvement. I've not noticed any degradation, just no improvement. But, like I said, where I am, there is CRAPPY coverage. So, no phone batteries last long for me.
     
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    Dunno about battery life since I just got the update, but I did notice that when I took it off the charger, it said "full" instead of dropping immediately to 90%.
     
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    I was on my phone for over an hour straight this morning after the update looking at all the new stuff, checking emails and texting. Watched a YouTube video as well and my battery dropped from 99% to 80%. Don't know how good or bad that is but oh well. I thought we we're gonna have unified emails with this update?
     
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    Seems to have gotten worse to me. Battery level dropped by 25% over 20 min of talk
     
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    Gps is also off by a few miles. GB has turned my ATRIX to a captivate
     
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    There is some kind of GPS calibration thingie in the settings.
     
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    Try a free widget called Mini Info, available from the market.

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    Based on one day of use, I'm seeing battery life along the lines of what I would normally get when running Juice Defender with GB. I'm going to see how long it lasts (probably won't charge overnight) and maybe run a second day after full charge to get a better feel, but right now it looks like a significant increase.
     
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    Update. I downloaded one of the battery widgets to get a more precise charge level. Right now I'm at 67% and the phones been off charger for 12 hours and 15 minutes.

    I think I mentioned earlier, while this has been a light use day (just checking some emails, little screen time and not phone calls), I do keep wifi and bluetooth on all the time, as well as screen on auto brightness and sync activated. Also, I have one exchange push account setup, to Gmail emails syncing, and three accounts setup in K9 email for Imap Idle (essentially a push email).

    Never before GB would I get 12+ hours and have 70% (what the normal battery read out would show) of battery left. Even on a light use day. Typically, I would be down to 70% around 7 or 8 hours on a light use day.
     
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    Huge improvement in the battery department. I see at least a 30% increase over general use throughout the day. Seems like a new phone! Love it.
     
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    Having the same positive increase in battery life as everyone else, seems odd to look at my phone after having it unplugged for 8 hours and still seeing 80% remaining.
     
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    I have seen a decent improvement in my battery. I stream music (i heart radio and Tune in radio) all day at work for 8-9 hrs, check numerous websites, facebook and twitter. Usually at the end of the day I am down to 15 - 20%. Right now I am still above 50%.
     

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