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  Reply # 492012 11-Jul-2011 12:45 Send private message

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nofam: Man, I’m SO over the Android O/S bug on 2.3.3 – 100% down to 31% in around 10 hours (overnight). . . . .can anyone confirm of the 2.3.4 release actually fixes it in most cases?


My battery drain is nowhere near that bad. Been getting a good 2.5 days out of it with average use. Will update if 2.3.4 improves it but I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting currently.


Neither was mine until about a week ago; the battery stats are showing the phone being fully awake all night, so no wonder it drained right down. . . . Roll on Cognition v2


Interesting you say this.  I was running Cognition and very happy with it for about a week.  I'd almost gloated how great my battery life experience was.  Then it went pear shaped and I couldn't stand it. One day it was fine, the next with all but 5 minutes of NON-use it would need charging before the end of the work day.

JS8 (or Xiff) from the RomKitchen mentioned the new mobile data in the notification would provide him 2 days battery if he always toggled the data off when he was on wifi.  He said it's the only one where he's seen it make a difference to battery.

I'll give Cognition another crack on 2.3.4 and see if I can replicate the same experience (good or bad).  On stock 2.3.4 here.




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  Reply # 492014 11-Jul-2011 12:48 Send private message

nofam:
DoggNZ:
nofam:
DoggNZ:
nofam: Man, I’m SO over the Android O/S bug on 2.3.3 – 100% down to 31% in around 10 hours (overnight). . . . .can anyone confirm of the 2.3.4 release actually fixes it in most cases?


My battery drain is nowhere near that bad. Been getting a good 2.5 days out of it with average use. Will update if 2.3.4 improves it but I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting currently.


Neither was mine until about a week ago; the battery stats are showing the phone being fully awake all night, so no wonder it drained right down. . . . Roll on Cognition v2


I've got a ton of stuff frozen...maybe that's the difference?


Ditto - I even froze Skype because the latest version seems to have a persistent service that starts on reboot. . . .as I said, nothing that I can think of has changed in my setup of late - it just seems like the AOS bug has decided to make up for lost time and really thrash me!! Yell


Sorry, replying as I read them.

Skype update was exactly what I put my change in fortune with battery life down to.  I ended up freezing it also. 




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  Reply # 492022 11-Jul-2011 12:58 Send private message

Neets:
nofam:
DoggNZ:
nofam:
DoggNZ:
nofam: Man, I’m SO over the Android O/S bug on 2.3.3 – 100% down to 31% in around 10 hours (overnight). . . . .can anyone confirm of the 2.3.4 release actually fixes it in most cases?


My battery drain is nowhere near that bad. Been getting a good 2.5 days out of it with average use. Will update if 2.3.4 improves it but I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting currently.


Neither was mine until about a week ago; the battery stats are showing the phone being fully awake all night, so no wonder it drained right down. . . . Roll on Cognition v2


I've got a ton of stuff frozen...maybe that's the difference?


Ditto - I even froze Skype because the latest version seems to have a persistent service that starts on reboot. . . .as I said, nothing that I can think of has changed in my setup of late - it just seems like the AOS bug has decided to make up for lost time and really thrash me!! Yell


Sorry, replying as I read them.

Skype update was exactly what I put my change in fortune with battery life down to.  I ended up freezing it also. 


Thanks Neets - I must admit, I don't hold great hopes for the first releases of 2.3.4 - as I said a while back, this phone is so powerful that the only real benefits will come from low-level adjustments to the kernel code; until the sources are made readily available, it's going to be very small steps.




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  Reply # 492023 11-Jul-2011 13:00 Send private message

K1000716:
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DoggNZ: Lite'ning 2.0. So far, so good

I was going to load Lite'ning 2.0, but LitePro is starting to mess with too many of the apps for my liking. Removing crap is one thing, but I don't like perfectly-working system apps being replaced. If I want to use SkyFire as a browser, I'll download and install it myself.

I think it's time to start looking at how to do ROM customisation...

LitePro removed the browser in v2.0, as it has been laggy in all deodexed roms. What else is has been messed with or is missing?

The stock browser was fine for me on Lite'ning v1.4, maybe a little lag but not enough to warrant a mention. It certainly wasn't enough for me to want to switch to a third party browser.

I wasn't all that happy with the inclusion of LauncherPro either. It's easily available as a download from the Market, and unless you're completely removing TouchWiz there's no point in adding it as a system app. I also prefer the ascending ringtone, rather than single-volume.

I guess I just draw a line between "improving on stock" and "changing things just because I want them that way." I prefer things closer to stock where possible, as the more changes you make, the more likely things will go wrong.

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  Reply # 492029 11-Jul-2011 13:08 Send private message

DoggNZ:
nofam:
DoggNZ:
nofam: Man, I’m SO over the Android O/S bug on 2.3.3 – 100% down to 31% in around 10 hours (overnight). . . . .can anyone confirm of the 2.3.4 release actually fixes it in most cases?


My battery drain is nowhere near that bad. Been getting a good 2.5 days out of it with average use. Will update if 2.3.4 improves it but I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting currently.


Neither was mine until about a week ago; the battery stats are showing the phone being fully awake all night, so no wonder it drained right down. . . . Roll on Cognition v2


I've got a ton of stuff frozen...maybe that's the difference?


yup. i'm on stock ROM. originally lost about 30-40% overnight doing nothing.

now with everything i dont need frozen (even skype is frozen/turned on and off as required), AND CPU downscaling when not required, down to 1% drain overnight. stock rom.




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  Reply # 492030 11-Jul-2011 13:09 Send private message

now there is all these hype about 2.3.4 .... can someone tell me what is the main improvement over 2.3.3? as you can read my above post my batt is pretty good when asleep, but i must say when i play drag race it goes down like a waterfall. does 2.3.4 give lower consumption when using CPU ;p (here's hoping!)




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  Reply # 492041 11-Jul-2011 13:26 Send private message

Yeah, I noticed Skype was starting with the phone but then so does xda premium, Maps, TradeDroid Pro (wtf) on mine so I stopped them starting up using Android Optimizer startup manager. Everything still works fine when I want to use actually use it.

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  Reply # 492054 11-Jul-2011 13:48 Send private message

Maybe you want to grab CPU Spy.  You can monitor how much time your phone spends in Deep Sleep state, and it shows you how much time between 200 MHz and 1200MHz.  A little bit interesting.

I installed CPU Spy and Watchdog Lite when I was trying to determine what was causing my excessive battery drain.

I can't profess to fully understand all the data but it's interesting nonetheless.

Watchdog Lite did help me figure out what apps were running and hogging battery.  There were apps I didn't use so I froze them.  That was helpful.




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  Reply # 492055 11-Jul-2011 13:50 Send private message

nofam: Man, I’m SO over the Android O/S bug on 2.3.3 – 100% down to 31% in around 10 hours (overnight). . . . .can anyone confirm of the 2.3.4 release actually fixes it in most cases?



My battery works wonders compaired to the galaxy s only about half drain by the evening and that is even with using bluetooth most of the day.

I struggle to drain the battery on this unlike my galaxy s which used to only last a day.


Just wondering if it is worth upgrading to 2.3.4
 
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  Reply # 492057 11-Jul-2011 13:54 Send private message

Neets: Maybe you want to grab CPU Spy.  You can monitor how much time your phone spends in Deep Sleep state, and it shows you how much time between 200 MHz and 1200MHz.  A little bit interesting.

I installed CPU Spy and Watchdog Lite when I was trying to determine what was causing my excessive battery drain.

I can't profess to fully understand all the data but it's interesting nonetheless.

Watchdog Lite did help me figure out what apps were running and hogging battery.  There were apps I didn't use so I froze them.  That was helpful.


Thanks for that, useful little app I didn't know about!




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  Reply # 492065 11-Jul-2011 14:15 Send private message

mckenndk:
nofam: Man, I’m SO over the Android O/S bug on 2.3.3 – 100% down to 31% in around 10 hours (overnight). . . . .can anyone confirm of the 2.3.4 release actually fixes it in most cases?



My battery works wonders compaired to the galaxy s only about half drain by the evening and that is even with using bluetooth most of the day.

I struggle to drain the battery on this unlike my galaxy s which used to only last a day.


Just wondering if it is worth upgrading to 2.3.4
 
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  Reply # 492079 11-Jul-2011 14:37 Send private message

mckenndk: Just wondering if it is worth upgrading to 2.3.4

I was going to chip in and say that battery life has increased dramatically, and that my phone had only lost 2% since I removed it from the charger 5 hours ago...

Then I realised that I'd lost all my settings during the firmware update, and my phone wasn't using the work WiFi network any more. I also have 3G data turned off, disabling all data traffic. No wonder the battery usage looks so good!

I've just about got everything back to how it should be, so I'll hopefully be able to provide a better indication of battery life tomorrow. But from initial appearances it appears to be even better than before.

The only big change that I've noticed (and that can actually be verified) is that Swype has a new system for displaying suggested words, and it's 1000% better than before. Instead of popping up a list of words in the top half of the screen, you get a single scrollable line of suggestions just above the top row of the keyboard. You can also tap back to a word you typed previously, and the suggestions for that word will be shown. If you've been using the Swype keyboard then this update is a must!

Aside from these, 2.3.4 really only brings bug fixes and support for the Android Open Accessory Development Kit (good for Arduino buffs).

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  Reply # 492080 11-Jul-2011 14:54 Send private message

FWIW
Got my Visa bill and saw transaction booked. Looked up Auto-Doc on google.
http://www.finda.co.nz/business/listing/4md6/streetbitz-performance-auto-doc-ltd/
ph 09-837 0490 ‎ if we need to call later in the week.

Back to reading about power issues. My battery is fine except if I run Navigation. I've graduated from a Palm Treo 680 which was no better. Maybe users' expectations are too high?


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  Reply # 492170 11-Jul-2011 19:18 Send private message

Hey guys... I have received my 32 GB micro SDHC card today by courier, and auto-doc is indeed the guys at streetbitz..

Just a warning though, dont freak out when you receive the parcel, was in a open unsealed box with no company name etc, there is branding on the card itself and it is working fine for me so far, so not so good out of the box experience, but hey if it works as it should, its a steal for 50 bucks! 31.03 GB free memory on mounting... :)

Just noted, since I installed Litening 1.5, I have the much hyped wake up lag on the lock screen. Was not there on KE7 stock!

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  Reply # 492187 11-Jul-2011 20:19 Send private message

Nice, good to hear that jpanwala, I will expect to get mine soon then!

Regards Swype - the 2.3.4 update brings us to the latest Swype beta build (which is great, because thats what I was using on my Sensation, and it is a real improvement over the build the SGSII shipped with).




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