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The mobile phone has evolved from being just a simple text-and-call device into a more sophisticated, computer-like tool. Your smartphone, however it is made, drains battery juice faster than ordinary cellular phones. With all those extra features, NFC chips, improved cameras, faster processors, and software enhancements on your smartphone, battery life of less than a day is to be expected on Android phones. But, with the help of battery extenders, your Android phone can survive for even a day or more. Battery extenders are not included in the box and can be bought separately from various electronics stores. Used together…

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All of you who just bought the Galaxy Nexus or another LTE device on Verizon will really like this news. All Extended batteries for Verizon’s LTE devices are now 50% off. As you can see in the picture above the extended battery for the Droid Bionic is reduced from $49.99 to just $24.99, that’s about the same price as you’d pay on Amazon, but you don’t have to wait for it to arrive or pay for shipping. I know everyone was hoping for some news on when all these new devices announced at CES are supposed to be launched and…

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When it comes to cases, Otterbox does a very nice job of keeping your phone safe. In fact, if you’re a Galaxy Nexus user, Otterbox has created 2 cases just for you. The Defender and Commuter cases are $49.95 and $39.95 respectively. Both cases have two layers of protection, and the Defender series case comes with a belt clip and doubles as a stand. As you can probably tell by the name, the Defender case protects more than the Commuter case. However, the Commuter case will be thinner and sleeker and fits into your pocket more easily. A lot of…

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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…