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Eric Schmidt and Larry Page play the blame game at Google Zeitgeist.  (Source: TechRadar)
Larry Page says that battery should last for a day if apps aren't overworking the processor

Google's Android platform may be the hottest player on the cell phone market, having recently passed Apple in the U.S. market, but it's by no means the perfect platform.  Recently there have been concerns about the battery life of Android smartphones, which reportedly isn't measuring up to the rival iPhone's.

The top executives at Google tackled that issue at Google Zeitgeist, Google's outreach summit for developers.  Google's co-founder Larry Page blamed app developers, stating, "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."

Google CEO Eric Schmidt chimed in, clarifying the issue on battery drain.  He stated, "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.  And people bring in applications that are not particularly smart about that, which is what Larry is trying to get at."

Mr. Page quipped back, "We can give you a bigger battery probably. I'll see you afterwards."

The concerning thing is that according to some reports, Android's battery life is draining rather quickly even when in standby or idle -- with no apps running (aside from the core phone apps) and no data being transmitted.  Fortunately for Google, these reports seem to be putting little damper on Android phone sales.  

Android 2.2 is about to make its debut, bringing with it Flash (hopefully that doesn't cause
further battery issues).  And the hot HTC EVO 4G, the world's first 4G smartphone, will make its debut on the Sprint network early next month.





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Battery
By Xarthos on 5/19/2010 3:32:52 PM , Rating: 2
I run a HTC Incredible on Verizon.
The battery is lasting me from 7 am to 6pm running stuff all day long including pandora most of the day. I can charge at my desk at work if I need to but often don't need it. At home I charge it when I go to sleep around 11 pm.
So far battery life has been awesome.
Key battery items that should be turned off when not in use:
GPS,wifi,I use medium brightness because the top brightness setting could give the sun a run for its money.
Love this phone. This phone is way more professional and useful as a tool versus an Iphone.




RE: Battery
By leexgx on 5/19/2010 8:00:25 PM , Rating: 2
correct about the top setting is very bright
i wish the G1 had an Lower setting as when its dark it can light an room up


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