Third-party Android apps causing poor battery life reckons CEO Schmidt

May 19, 2010
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Third-party Android apps causing poor battery life reckons CEO Schmidt

Google have criticised poorly-coded third party applications for disappointing Android smartphone battery life, with Google co-founder Larry Page suggesting that "If you are not getting a day, there is something wrong."  Speaking with company CEO Eric Schmidt at Google Zeitgeist this week, Page responded to questions about future battery tweaks with the observation that "I have noticed there are a few people who have phones where there is software running in the background that just sort of exhausts the battery quickly."

Schmidt then stepped in to clarify, suggesting that "people bring in applications that are not particularly smart about [managing cellular radio use], which is what Larry is trying to get at."  However neither made any concrete suggestions to developers as to what they should be aiming for, with Page instead offering the complaining reporter "a bigger battery" to get him through the day.

[via Android Community]


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