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Widgets and battery drain

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jrdatrackstar, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. jrdatrackstar

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    I've searched on here, but none of the threads really answered my question post the 2.1 second upgrade. Which widgets use battery life even during sleep mode/when the homescreen ISN'T actively being displayed? I was under the impression that homescreen widgets don't load until you swipe to that homescreen (except for Twitter of course). The Facebook and YouTube widgets always load up with new status updates and videos recommended for me after I turn my phone from sleep mode. These widgets are all on one screen, so if I wake my phone up and swipe to the screen with Facebook and Youtube, they will show facebook status updates that say like updated 2 mins ago and Youtube will have the slideshow going of videos recommended for me. Also, does the official HTC battery widget cause high battery drain?

    I may to look at my friend's Droid at work and see how he gets 2 days of battery life. He doesn't seem like he would lie about it, and says when he uses the web it dies fast. However, he did say that it pulls his email automatically for him so he must not be turning 3G off.
     

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    anything that syncs at set intervals should still update while the phone is asleep, though this would wake the phone temporarily.
     
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    Yeah, people would never exaggerate to support their purchase decision.
     
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    I knew I should've saved that gif of the smiley face laying on it's side laughing. Damnit.
     
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    Scratch last transmission.

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