Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru aims to boost your battery life

May 28, 2013
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We all know that one of the key areas of a smartphone is battery life. What use is that 5-inch HD display and awesome features if you never use them to conserve and last the rest of the day? In a way, battery life is the most important feature, and today Qualcomm's new app is hoping to increase exactly that. We've seen BatteryGuru before, but today it left beta and is readily available.

The silicon maker Qualcomm powers the Galaxy S III, HTC's One, and the new GALAXY S 4 just to name a few, and they will all be able to enjoy their new app. It's called Snapdragon BatteryGuru, and as expected, will only work with Qualcomm Snapdragon powered devices. The app was just updated and is officially out of beta and ready to save you some juice and time being tethered to a wall outlet.

Most devices have some sort of battery-saving features built in. Motorola, Samsung, HTC and more all have systems that at a certain point disable features of our devices, and Motorola's RAZR MAXX HD just packs a huge battery, but Qualcomm has a different approach. Instead of disabling features when a battery gets low, BatteryGuru learns from you and actively changes and tweaks features and performance for optimal battery life 24/7.

Essentially it manages things like sync services, updates, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS location services and more, automatically. Instead of you setting preferences (although there is that option) it will learn from your behavior after the first 2-3 days, and actively tweak and improve all these settings for you. You won't have to toggle wifi when you leave the house or get to the coffee shop. It knows and will do it automatically.

There's a lot of mixed reviews from the Google Play Store, but so far the consensus is that it works quite well. We'll be giving it a run for the next week or so to test it out. Give it a try yourself and let us know how it goes in the comments below.

SOURCE: Play Store


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