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Since I could not take my hands off my new Galaxy Nexus, its battery life has been tanking. In my last article I had explained how calibrating your battery could solve your problems. However, for most Galaxy Nexus users, calibration isn’t the problem. It’s your beautiful 720p 4.65″ display. But why limit your phone right? Instead, you should head over to Amazon and pick up a Samsung Galaxy Nexus (i515) Extended Battery with Battery Cover for just $36.50 with Free Shipping. As you can probably tell from the picture, I managed to get the extended battery myself. Normally, my phone…

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With great power comes great responsibility! And in the Android Community, with great power comes great loss of battery life. If you’re like most smart phone addicts, the battery meter is often half empty (or less). And to make matters even worse, over time, your battery life will probably get worse and worse due to the degrading health of the battery itself. Therefore, I have two solutions for you today. One option is less time consuming than the other, but both options have shown great battery life increases for tons of users. So without further adieu, the 2 best options…

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Issues with our gadgets running out of juice too quickly may now be a thing of the past. Researchers from Northwestern University (NU) found a way for Lithium-ion batteries to hold a charge 10 times longer and charge 10 times faster. Harold Kung, one of the researchers who worked on this project, also claims that the batteries they tested became 5 times more effective than the batteries of today even after the batteries went through 150 re-charge cycles. Calling it a “dream battery,” NU reports that the battery could stay charged for more than a week and could recharge in…

The HTC Rezound, aka HTC Vigor, has stopped by the FCC before, but they just revisited our friends at the FCC again, adding a really awesome new feature: wireless charging! Couldn’t we all use this feature? According to the FCC, the differences from the HTC Rezound’s first visit to the FCC in September are: the device has added an all new “wireless charging back cover.” The same wireless inductive charging found on those fancy Sonicare toothbrushes. The remainder of 2011 will be loaded with great new Android devices. Verizon has said they will be announcing or releasing a new Android…

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If your a Mac user, you have probably become accustomed to a nice set of tools that help you examine your battery. More specifically, not only can you see a little battery meter and the percent remaining, but your computer can also calculate how much time is left before it will shut down. As Android users, we have not been this lucky. Android provides us with just one of those 3 battery features, the little meter. Although this does look like a nice touch, to find out the full potential of your game-assaulted Android battery, one must find a third…

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Did you ever think about why your phone works at all? Probably not. But, if you think about it, all portable gadgets rely on a battery to keep ticking – and some have better battery life than others. That’s why we’re going to take a peek at what keeps your phone ticking and why some battery’s do better than others.

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One of the crucial questions regarding the Motorola DROID Bionic that has had no reliable answer yet is the question about its battery life. That’s about to change–from recently leaked photos of the DROID Bionic’s battery meter, we just may get a fairly reliable view of the device’s battery life. A tipster sent to Droid Life photos showing the DROID Bionic’s battery meter at various battery levels. The source mentioned that the photos were taken under various levels of use–mostly moderate use. One of the images shows that the DROID Bionic’s battery dropped to 50% of its capacity after 19…

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Sure, widgets tend to take up a chunk of your homescreen and sure, they may suck a bit more juice than your regular app icons – but widgets are what make our phones truly unique and easier to use. Whether it’s a stock widget or it comes with the app you just downloaded, take a bit of time to get to know what these nifty little applets do and how they can help you out. Before you go gaga and install every widget you see in the Market, here are our top 5 picks that should be in every user’s…

According to an AndroidGuys.com reader, who claims to have spoken with a T-Mobile supervisor (presumably in the call center), T-Mobile is planning to send out a normal capacity second battery to its customers, not the larger battery that has been reported quite often recently. Comments on that post show that users have had mixed results with T-Mobile on the G1 battery issue so far.  One person that read the T-Mobile memo says that his interpretation is that batteries can be sent out for any phone that does not perform up to spec, so he sees nothing different here.  Others are…

According to the Michael Martin at the GoogleAndBlog, a T-Mobile support rep has made reference to a T-Mobile plan to send out free extended batteries and matching rear covers to users that have bought a T-Mobile G1 from the company.  Battery life has been one of the major issues for most users, and the supposed new battery would, at 1400mAh in capacity, offer just shy of 22% additional battery life. Martin quotes a T-Mobile rep as saying: “After everything they did, and the amount of time put into this (extended battery) project, I doubt they would scrap it now.” Sounds…