[ILUG] [OT] HTC Hero / Android
ivan at skynet.ie
Thu Mar 18 10:28:33 GMT 2010
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010, Conor Wynne wrote:
>> If you use it for recording hiking trails (using GPS, display sleeping),
>> you'll get maybe 4 hours out of it.
> That'll be a fail then, just like the iphone.Why can manufacturers not
> understand battery life is KEY for a portable device, especially for a
> Am I the only one that feel this way? Surely not?
> I could'nt believe my "smartphone" ran out of juice after less than a
> day with all options on. I needed to make a call and couldn't.
> So I dumped it and went back to my _physically_ broken old nokia - the
> screen is held on with celotape, but at it lasts 4+ days
> Rant over :-)
I think manufaturers (OEMs, ODMs, design houses, module manufacturers,
silicon vendors) absolutely *DO* understand battery life is a key
differentiating feature for mobile devices.
Significant amount of effort goes into mobile device power reduction
(clock scaling/deletion, auto-clock gating, etc.). Its just a sad fact of
life that battery technolgy has not kept pace with the rest of the
Unfortunately, despite the various (self-fulfilling) laws governing
increased productivity in the tech industry (Moore's Law, Denard Scaling,
Amdahl's Law, Kryder's Law, Gilder's Law, etc.) I've yet to come across
one for battery technology.
Perhaps we should invent one, as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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