Linked by snydeq on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 22:50 UTC
Google InfoWorld's Serdar Yegulalp provides a look at the best apps for boosting the battery life of your Android device. "The best place to start if you just want to survey your power usage habits is Battery Indicator. To follow that up with actual power management, Green Power and JuiceDefender are your best bets. 2x Battery is not a bad program, but it's limited to managing cell data and not Wi-Fi connections. If that feature were added in a future revision, 2x Battery would be a real contender."
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by _xmv on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 13:34 UTC
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most of these apps are largely placebo. in fact most of them use more battery than they save.

its funny, because its based on this human feeling that "you must add stuff so that its perfect, better than stock, it must help, etc" but in fact it just makes things worse.

as the first reply says, just say brightness lower, thats the one setting that actually changes something.
(on some screen changing the screen filter also helps, but who wants a red screen?)

the cpus are extremely well throttled on the hardware side and using setcpu only makes the phone slower. undervolting also brings very little difference at this voltage/current.
when the phone is slower is just takes longer to finish the task, thus screen stays on longer, and screen is by VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY, VERY FAR the number one thing that consumes battery. Did i say very ? oh yeah i did.

then the 2nd thing are shitty background apps. don't install shitty apps ;-)
the phone MUST deep sleep when its not in use and only rarely wake up (to check mail etc). if your phone is never entering deep sleep when screen is off, you have an issue. You can check deep sleep status in the android stock's battery information (in the settings) and even see what app is at fault.

Edited 2011-11-03 13:36 UTC

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