As battery life continues to be a major issue, we take a look what’s holding back OEMs from adopting new technologies, and examine some of the more promising possibilities and industry stopgaps.
MIT spinoff aims to be the next solution for battery life issues
February 3, 2015
An MIT spinoff company called SolidEnergy has a working prototype that makes lithium-ion batteries much thinner, and able to store many more lithium ions.
StoreDot demos the next iteration of its super fast battery charging tech
January 8, 2015
StoreDot demonstrates the latest version of its super fast charging battery. The new battery is slimmer and the charger looks much more refined.
OnePlus 10,000 mAh Power Bank coming soon
December 17, 2014
OnePlus has listed a 10,000 mAh Power Bank on its website with a retail price of $14.99. The power pack will go on sale early next year.
Named and shamed: the worst battery and performance sapping apps
November 6, 2014
Battery drain and sluggish bloatware got you down? This list of the biggest culprits could help you restore new life to your smartphone and tablet.
HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 is 40% faster, coming soon
November 2, 2014
Based on Qualcomm Rapid Charge 2.0 tech, the HTC Rapid Charger 2.0 is coming soon, and will charge a small selection of phones up to 60% in just 30 minutes.
Potential Beta – Indie app of the day
October 23, 2014
Today's indie app of the day is Potential Beta. Using this application, you can monitor your battery stats from multiple devices on multiple devices!
Ampy charges your smartphone through your own kinetic energy
October 13, 2014
Kickstarter project Ampy can charge your smartphone by storing kinetic energy from your daily walking and exercise routines.
In addition to the ‘standard’ version, should OEMs offer larger battery variants of their flagships?
September 25, 2014
While we continue to see OEMs attempt to improve CPU, display and other specs, battery often gets ignored in favor of slick, thin designs. Would you like to see a larger battery variant for all your favorite flagships, even if it came at the cost of a bulkier design? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments!
Android customization – Three battery saving tips using Tasker
September 4, 2014
Power consumption affects all Android users, these three Android customization tips using Tasker will help you save some battery life to get your though your day. Learn how and when to kill WiFi, Bluetooth and Background Sync.