[SGVLUG] New Linux Tablet
dvdmatt at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 00:28:25 PST 2010
Good pull Julie, that is indeed where you find the battery/app
breakdown. Other widgets and apps can pull up that same display.
Tom, you can kill rogue apps from settings -> Applications -> Manage
Applications -> Appname
On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM, Julie <tearsea88 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> A single charge unplugged at 9am would be about 50% charged by 7pm if I don't
> make that much calls or use my phone much during that time period. So I think
> it really depends on a lot of factors. I know the new Yahoo Mail app is a total
> battery drainer.
> As for how to find that nice percentage number Matthew said, go to your phone
> settings, select "about phone" and one of the option is "battery use". Again,
> this can be slightly different from one Droid to another. And on mine, it said
> my wifi only use about 3% of my battery.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Tom Emerson <starman9x at gmail.com>
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> I stopped in to the verizon store this evening and asked - the
> official sales stance is "6-8 hours of use" per charge. He couldn't
> tell me the actual capacity of the battery, nor was it
> displayed/written anywhere that I could see.
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Matthew Campbell <dvdmatt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It does drain the battery. On the Android there is a nice utility
>> that reads your phone logs and prints out a nice shiny pie chart of
>> what used your battery today.
> is that in the market? [what app is it?] I know for the droid you
> can get (some?) information from the "settings" app / "battery
> manager" panel. this shows the current state-of-charge, and tapping
> the battery picture shows you the useage "since it was last unplugged"
> (in other words, when "running on the mains", it doesn't appear to log
> it, but then, does it matter?)
>> Mine is:
>> 55% display light
>> 17% cellular network
>> 22% wifi network
>> 6% cpu
> I've not seen cell/wifi come up on mine when I've checked (most
> "applications" are between 2-5%, the OS seems to be 5-7%, and the
> display, like yours, hits upwards of 50% - interestingly, I saw an app
> that I didn't realize "was still running", and it was chewing up 12%!
> time to consider a task killer...) [and yes, I know "that can make
> things worse..."] supposedly, clicking the "back" button (to get to
> the main screen) will tell the app to "stop" after a short while, but
> clicking the "home" button puts apps in the background/idle state and
> will NOT stop them until memory is tight. this UI really needs and
> explicit "I'm done with this app, now kill it" button...
> anyway, back to the galaxy - took me a while until I could find an app
> where I could "type" on the on-screen keyboard to see how well it
> would work in a note-taking situation. with auto-correct on, it did
> fairly well (but I would recommend proofreading all the same) then I
> tried the voice dictation...
> so, I said, "how well does this take audio notes if you are in a noisy
> environment where you cannot talk too loudly"
> it chewed on that a moment, and entered "this is a TEST" - well
> how-de-doo, boys - it understood WHAT I was doing :)
> so, I said, "now THAT is FUNNY", and it came back with "nasa" - great,
> just what the world needs - an electronic comedian to take notes for
Matthew Campbell | Chief Technical Officer
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