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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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Android Accessories

Diztronic Galaxy Nexus case: light, cheap, and fits the extended battery

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I prefer my phones as naked as the day they were born. I hate the bulk that most cases add, and I don’t like covering up the final design product either. But after dropping my HTC EVO 4G more times than I care to count,…

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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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Google blames Android battery woes on user practices and poorly-designed apps

Android OS

Google blames Android battery woes on user practices and poorly-designed apps

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When asked about Android’s weak battery life at the Google Zeitgeist forum, Google co-founder Larry Page said that if anyone is not getting a full day’s worth of battery, there’s “s…

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Official Nexus One spare batteries available from Google

Android Phones

Official Nexus One spare batteries available from Google

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Have a Nexus One? Need a spare battery? Well, you are in luck because Google has recently begun selling the official 1400mAh Nexus One batteries. Price wise they are selling for $25 each plus shipping. Its alway…

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Seidio Online now selling a 2800mAh extended battery for the Nexus One

Accessories

Seidio Online now selling a 2800mAh extended battery for the Nexus One

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Seidio Online is getting ready to begin shipping a double capacity battery for the Nexus One. The battery is noted as being a 2800mAh battery, which indeed is double the existing 1400mAh battery that ships with…

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Powermat announces new charging support for Droid and myTouch

Chargers

Powermat announces new charging support for Droid and myTouch

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Powermat has expanded its line of wireless phone chargers, adding support for two new Android products: The HTC myTouch and the Motorola Droid. Unlike its iPhone and Blackberry predecessors, the Android dev…

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Sprint readying a Maintenance Release for the HTC Hero

Android Phones

Sprint readying a Maintenance Release for the HTC Hero

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HTC Hero users on Sprint now have something to look forward to — an update is coming. Unfortunately, it is not Android OS 1.6 or 2.0, but it may be something that is just as welcomed — a maintenance rel…

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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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APNdroid helps save Android phone batteries, plugs into Locale

Android Apps

APNdroid helps save Android phone batteries, plugs into Locale

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Extending your Android phone’s battery life with a few tweaks has been a constant quest since the T-Mobile G1 debuted last October. Optimization has improved somewhat in the past year, but few tools are…

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Cupcake update underway, what’s cool about it?

Android OS

Cupcake update underway, what’s cool about it?

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Cupcake is coming. For real this time. If you haven’t already installed Cupcake manually, you’ll be happy to know that a number of T-Mobile USA subscribers are reporting getting an over the air up…

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Toggle Settings optimizes Android battery/features

Android Tutorials

Toggle Settings optimizes Android battery/features

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Android battery and feature management has received an upgrade in the recent updates to Toggle Settings. The powerful Android utility, which already provided quick access to turn on/off common settings, ca…

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Mugen Power extended battery for the G1 gets reviewed

Accessories

Mugen Power extended battery for the G1 gets reviewed

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I cannot even begin to make a guess at the number of times that I have heard complaints dealing with the battery life on the G1. I guess the only reason I have not really had an issue personally is because I am able to w…

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Using a belt clip can boost battery life?

Android Hacks

Using a belt clip can boost battery life?

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The T-Mobile G1 doesn’t have a great battery reputation, so G1 owners frustrated by their short cell phone battery life have a few options: keep a charger handy at all times, purchase an extended battery…

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