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Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S III scores high in unofficial battery life tests

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The Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot of things to like and some specifications that fell short of expectations for the heavily hyped device. One area that the Galaxy S III is likely to meet or exceed expectations is b…

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Accessories

Powerbag solves Android’s battery problem, charges phones and tablets in backpacks, messenger bags, etc. [Video]

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Android’s poor battery life is a common complaint from heavy users and critics alike. I even ran into a tech friend who made the shift to Windows Phone 7 of all things – shudder – and that was a m…

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Chargers

The future of Android power is cord-free. Wireless Charging Pads demo [Video]

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The HTC Thunderbolt, like many Android phones before it, has less than optimal battery life. While companies still have work to do to get longer battery life, at least we know that charging the Thunderbolt and o…

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HTC

Official Verizon Evo… er, Thunderbolt order page goes live and has battery life specs

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The rumors have been spreading that the Thunderbolt would actually be released at some point, and it seems like the time has come. For a short time, the off-contract price on the site was listing at $449, but now i…

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Android Phones and Devices

Phone Review: Motorola DROID PRO hardware review

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We just got our hands on the new Motorola DROID PRO from Verizon Wireless and we are going to put it through its paces in the coming days. We will take a look at how the phone performs, its software, and the hardware i…

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Android News

Gingerbread’s Dark Tones are a Call for AMOLED

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As I’ve said before, Google likes its Nexus line of phones to be the pacecar for the Android ecosystem. The Nexus One pushed forward processor speed, camera quality, and internal memory capacity, but on…

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Tablets

Notion Ink puts an asterisk on Adam tablet 15 hour battery life claims

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Notion Ink excited folks when it said that the Adamn could “easily get 15 hours from the device,” but Rohan Shravan has taken to the company blog to clarify those statements. The 15 hours of battery…

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Android Phones

Is AMOLED bad for battery life? Not necessarily.

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LAPTOP Magazine recently conducted a battery test to determine which Android handsets perform the best. The company created a tool that would repeatedly launch the browser and look at the same group of websit…

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Android Tricks

A Guide to Making Your Android’s Battery Last a Little Longer

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A common complaint among Android users is short battery life. As we all now, Google’s platform has numerous benefits, but state-of-the-art features and constantly being connected seem to come with one drawb…

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Android OS

Froyo update kills Android task killer apps

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Android device owners who have become fond of task killers have recently discovered that those apps are no longer working since their phones have been updated to Android 2.2. (Froyo). Though users have attemp…

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Android Apps

Juice Plotter allows you to analyze and estimate your battery usage [App Reviews]

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The newest Android smartphones are truly amazing devices allowing their users the ability to do many things that were not possible just a couple of years ago. With that added functionality come added power con…

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Android News

HTC Incredible doesn’t charge its battery entirely?

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I have had my HTC Incredible for 5 days now and pretty much love the phone. The day after I received it I started noticing something somewhat strange. I usually leave my battery charging all night long on my bed sta…

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Flash not so bad on battery life after all, according to tests on a Nexus One

Android News

Flash not so bad on battery life after all, according to tests on a Nexus One

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Much has been said about Steve Job’s questionable statement that Flash would have killed 90% of the iPad’s battery life. Even though that’s a ridiculous statement, it did make several peo…

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Battery life tips for the HTC Hero

Android Phones

Battery life tips for the HTC Hero

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Browsing around the interwebs, I recently came across a nice (albeit older) thread over on gdgt dealing with the battery life, or more specifically the lack thereof in regards to the HTC Hero. And as a Hero user m…

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