battery life

Self-healing rechargeable batteries will lessen battery replacements

Lithium ion batteries used in mobile devices might have gotten more powerful, or, in some cases, less flat, but there's no escaping the fact that, sooner or later, they will lose their life and need to be replaced. But thanks to researchers from Standford University and Tsinghua University in Beijing, that time might come later rather than sooner.

Nexus 5 getting battery boost from Qualcomm’s “envelope tracking”

On paper the Nexus 5 appears to have lots to offer. Aside from being the first handset to run Android 4.4 Kit Kat, there is also a 5-inch Full HD display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, LTE network support and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The handset also has a 2300 mAh battery, which looks like it will be getting a boost courtesy of Qualcomm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru 2.0 app now offers more feedback

Battery life has been and still is the biggest source of headache among mobile device users and one of the most important concerns of manufacturers. But while we wait for that almost perfect battery, the best we can do is to wisely manage our resource usage in order to curb battery drain. Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru app, now at version 2.0, seeks to help users do just that by not making them think about it at all.

Intel Bay Trail quad-core processors set to bring power to Android tablets

Intel has struggled with the mobile markets, but their new chip today aims to fix that. Earlier this year Intel released their new Haswell 4th gen processors which finally brought serious power and battery life to laptops and ultrabooks. Today they company announced their new hybrid chip for laptops and tablets both called Bay Trail, which they hope can deliver the same boost to mobile devices.
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