Google Android Battery Life Should Last a Whole Day

Google [GOOG] has said that your Android battery should last a day. This information first came from Larry Page over at the Google annual partner forum, Google Zeitgest. This information was then backed up by Eric Schmidt.

The problem as described by Larry is that people install applications that constantly keep data going such as Twitter and other apps. When applications constantly run in the background they tend to eat up battery life and drop the life of the charge down significantly.

“I have noticed there are a few people who have phones where there is software running in the background that just sort of exhausts the battery quickly. If you are not getting a day, there is something wrong.”

“The primary consumer of the battery life on these phones is the transmit/receive circuit. So tuning that and obviously figuring out a way to not use too much of that extends your battery life,” added Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Also individual applications that have been developed can cause problems too where they are not optimised the best way.

The downside of all this is that smartphones are designed to let people keep in touch. Users want push email, users want social networks pushing notifications to them as well as wanting to be tracked by GPS when capturing pictures or posting status updates. By disabling all of this and switching it to manual you do get a far better battery life of a day or more, but you don’t get to use the phone for what it was really designed for.

I say we just need higher capacity batteries like Apple is adding to the iPhone 4G by shrinking down other components.

Via: TechRadar

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