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  1. eggnog

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    Hi all :smokingsomb:

    I can find a lot of apps which show the battery level, and the usage history, but I am having trouble finding one which shows the current battery draining rate and which apps using battery in real time.

    There was an app which did this built in on my old samsung gio with gingerbread.

    The battery indicator would be green normally, then orange/red when the battery was being drained more quickly. It would tell you how many apps are currently running and you could touch it to see what they were.

    All recommendations appreciated. Thank you.
     

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    GSam Battery Monitor is a great app.
     
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    Hello eggnog.

    Keep in mind that the more robust a battery/resource reporting monitor is, the more resources, including battery charge, it will use. Some of them are "honest" enough to include the monitor in the list of draining services and apps, etc, but others are not and you'll just see things draining a bit quicker as time goes on using the new monitoring app. ;)
     
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    For simply display of battery level and usage rate on a widget, there's battery monitor widget. Although the usage rate lags and there's not much ability to probe what uses it.

    I agree about GSam - provides a lot more details and cool tools.

    GSam is a little bit of a memory hog and cpu hog itself.

    Power Tutor has many (not all) of the same type tools as GSam, but has easy built in ability to able and disable the "profiler". When disabled, the program exits and does not consume any more resources.
     
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    Link?

    Thanks.
     
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