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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CaptainObvious, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Well-Known Member
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    This is the one thing that grinds my gears about this phone. I downloaded battery widget and the battery meter goes in increments of 10. Not 93% battery life, 90. Not 72%, 70. Is there a setting to make the battery display the exact life left or is this it? Kind of annoying.
     

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  2. ckeegan

    ckeegan Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of the 10% increments either, but I definitely do not like the fact that the usage stats restart if you restart the phone. I think that's stupid.
     
  3. clos1084

    clos1084 Well-Known Member
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    thats it. No way around it as of yet
     
  4. RJT185

    RJT185 Well-Known Member
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    Would knowing your battery is at 74% instead of 70% make that much of a difference? Honestly aside from when one is nearing the 25% and below mark, I don't see what the big deal is.
     
  5. clos1084

    clos1084 Well-Known Member
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    Its not that big of a deal to me. However sometimes I'd like to know if my phone is at 79% or 71% when it just says 70%
     
  6. defkorn

    defkorn Well-Known Member
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    While I'm not 100% positive, I'm pretty sure the amount displayed is rounded. So 74 will show as 70 and 79 will show as 80. But unless you are below 30%, there is really nothing to worry about.
    The real reason is doesn't show single percentages is because each one would require a different picture to make up what you see the notification bar. Having to redraw this so frequently would probably have an impact on battery life.
     
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  7. TheXFactor

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    I like it the way it is. But hey, if you have 74% showing instead of 70%, you're gonna be happier.
     
  8. infil

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    thats one of the few things i miss from the eris, the htc battery widget.
    % remaining, mv level, temp etc was nice to have....then again i like info overload.
     

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