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post #11 of 17
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Also look for Advanced task killer in the market. You can set it to kill whatever app you want and set it to kill them at certain times (3 hours, 1 hour, 30 mins or when the screen dims) Me and the wife just got Optimus s' and the battery life on them was horrid (having to charge them almost 2x a day wasn't pleasant). With the ATK its more like every other day or so they will need a full charge.
No! It really screws over android in the newer versions, in fact it now negatively effects battery life.
post #12 of 17
I like linking this for people; its a good read and I find it to be true.

I call bull on the underclocking the CPU when the phone screen is off. I've tried multiple kernels and different ROMs, no significant battery savings when I played with the CPU governor.
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I think my nexus one lasted 7 hours the day i got it. Literally couldn't put it down.

The battery life is still abysmal. But i bought juice defender to stop apps constantly updating. Helped so much.
post #14 of 17
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No! It really screws over android in the newer versions, in fact it now negatively effects battery life.
Was this confirmed? I heard rumors of this back when Froyo came out, but most people were calling BS then. Task killers are officially out now?
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Was this confirmed? I heard rumors of this back when Froyo came out, but most people were calling BS then. Task killers are officially out now?
Do a Google search. There are plenty of websites/blogs out there that give a breakdown why task killers aren't needed. Android itself is good at managing itself and doesn't need an app to kill apps when Android is designed to "kill" apps when they are no longer used.
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Do a Google search. There are plenty of websites/blogs out there that give a breakdown why task killers aren't needed. Android itself is good at managing itself and doesn't need an app to kill apps when Android is designed to "kill" apps when they are no longer used.
This is correct pertaining to Android handling task killing on its own.

Do not agree and am willing to say that it is incorrect to say underclocking does not save battery life. It does. Just like overclocking it drains more battery life.
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This is correct pertaining to Android handling task killing on its own.

Do not agree and am willing to say that it is incorrect to say underclocking does not save battery life. It does. Just like overclocking it drains more battery life.
I guess kernels come a long way since I played with them since last July. I didn't notice any significant results from using an undervolted kernel vs OC and downclocking, etc. This weekend I'll try to load up some kernels and see what becomes of it.
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