Google is finally, finally, finally treating your smartphone’s battery life as its top concern in Android P, aiming to offer a “more consistent” battery experience by adapting the operating system to your usage patterns.
A new AI-powered Adaptive Brightness feature (yup, artificial intelligence is now controlling brightness, too) will try to quickly learn your personal preferences and, together with ambient lighting information, leverage that to maximize energy efficiency.
Google wants to predict the next action you want to take as you’re [...]
One of the biggest problems in mobile technology today is the battery life of our phones. A much as our technology has increased, idyllic battery life remains an elusive unicorn. Most phones set the bar at 16 hours, which is one day, minus sleep time during which you can charge. But really, isn’t that just an awful goal? If that were the minimum standard for battery, ok, I’ll grant you that. But setting the bar for “good” battery life at a single day should never be the rule.
Of course there are phones that boast much more than that. I’ve recently been testing the Blu Energy X [...]
Apparently. when you tell two people to do the same job, no matter how detailed the instructions are, you might get some different results. In the case of Apple working with Samsung and TSMC, these three have had a history after a turbulent period where Samsung could’ve lost its whole Apple contract to TSMC. The two are in now in their current coexistence doing their own jobs.
But some iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users on internet forums are finding out what kind of job each manufacturer has done with the A9 processors in each of them something of a quality [...]
By USB or by wall outlet, our gadgets receive energy and store it in their batteries. Once they’re unplugged, they’re immediately powering through your day. That is, if they can last as long as you do. And in the case of wearable technology, where battery capacity only goes so far as the technology inside of it and the limited physical footprint, sometimes they don’t.
With discharge cycles lasting anywhere between 18 hours and seven days, we’re not excited with having to deal with what’s still widely considered as an accessory to a smartphone rather [...]