Purdue Researchers Aim to Exterminate “No-Sleep Energy Bugs”

by Brian Kramer on
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We all understand there are things we do on our phones that will drain the battery faster. Streaming video, playing games, and using the GPS all cause the juice to flow out faster than we’d like.  When we put our phone to sleep though, we expect the battery to drain very slowly. Software glitches can ruin that dream, sometimes emptying the battery in as little as a few hours. Researchers at Purdue have decided enough is enough, and set out to try to identify and mitigate the problems the bugs cause.

Read about what they found, and how they plan to fix it, after the break.

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T-mobile Investigating Battery Issues on All Android Devices Using Their Network

by Ryan Brooks on
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Android users on the T-mobile network may be in for a shock, as a sudden and violent drop in battery life appears to be sweeping across the board. There is a thread on the T-mobile forums addressing the issue, but employees seem to be at a loss. There is a suspicion that changes to the 2G/3G data modes may be the culprit, though T-mobile needs any and all input from users experiencing issues. If this is, in fact, an issue with the network, it may be some time before T-mobile sees a resolution. If you’re one of the unlucky few, let us know in the comments below!

[via t-mobile]