Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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RE[2]: Ice Cream Sandwich
by leos on Thu 20th Oct 2011 03:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Ice Cream Sandwich"
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I actually use dark themes on my phone. It saves the battery quite a bit

Interesting. I wonder if that's part of the reason for the dark theme. That giant display must suck a lot of power.

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RE[3]: Ice Cream Sandwich
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 20th Oct 2011 13:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Ice Cream Sandwich"
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I'm sure it is, and the displays do suck a lot of power.

The pixels of the Samsung displays don't use power if they are displaying black, so to maximize battery life, use a lot of black.

The display on my Captivate regularly uses 50% of the battery with cell standby coming in second with 20%. That's a pretty big gap.

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