Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Dec 2010 18:38 UTC
Google After countless rumours, leaked screenshots, and what not, Google has officially unveiled Android 2.3, dubbed Gingerbread, today. Accompanying the release of this new Android version is the Nexus S, a Samsung-made successor to HTC's Nexus One, which delivers the pure Google experience - unlocked, without additional crap.
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RE: Power management
by Icaria on Tue 7th Dec 2010 09:15 UTC in reply to "Power management"
Icaria
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2010-06-19

I'd say this is a problem with portable devices in general. The manufacturers are so keen to make the designs sleek and small that little consideration is actually given to people wanting to use their devices. On top of little thought being given to leaving enough room for some extra battery cells, even the form factors are becoming ridiculous. Have a look at Sony's video walkmans (walkmen?): they're about the only devices that break the 6-hour barrier for video playback but they've only got 2" screens. How the hell do you watch video on a 2" screen?

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RE[2]: Power management
by vodoomoth on Tue 7th Dec 2010 10:12 in reply to "RE: Power management"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Videos on 2" screens? Some people have obviously lost their mind; even the 3.7" Desire is barely acceptable to me.
Anyway, maybe that batteries will become the next battlefield? I have hope but I also doubt it: there's nothing sexy about batteries or is there?

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RE[3]: Power management
by phoenix on Tue 7th Dec 2010 17:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Power management"
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2005-07-11

Wouldn't it be great if there were after-market/third-party batteries that were extra thick, that could be added to phones, that combined the battery and the backplate into one? Thus, you get a slightly thicker and easier to hold phone, with all that extra battery life.

Similar to some of the replacement battery packs for Nintendo GameBoy/Color back in the day.

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