5 battery technologies that would make your phone last longer and charge faster
0. phoneArena 15 Feb 2013, 07:53 posted on
We are on the cusp of battery technology breakthroughs that would allow our spec'd-out smartphones to last for days, our cars to drive 500+ miles on a charge, and our houses to store enough energy derived from solar panels or other sources to last days on end without resorting to the grid...
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3. ronjr123 (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Good article. Actually learned something and it is a topic where there should not be trolling. Need more of these.
4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
This is very much needed, but mAh/size increase has been teased over years now, yet none of the technologies managed to make it cheap, long lasting and perfectly stable, all of which is a minimum requirement to even consider greenlighting it, and it's another year from that to store shelves, so this is not coming anytime soon.
While we're waiting, would it be so hard for all companies to start NANDFLASH storage from 64gigs all the way up to 256?
Remember the dirt cheap terabyte HDDs? So how come a Nexus 4 still comes out a 8GB with no SD card slot?
9. iCandy (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Regarding the no MicroSD card slot: I'd have to believe that device manufacturers, cell service carriers and the hardware/software industry in general view "Cloud" storage as a far more profitable resource than large inexpensive local storage. I don't believe the argument that expandable memory in internet devices is expensive, space intensive or excessively power consuming. Its just that an external storage service is far more likely to extract additional cash from comsumers :).
17. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
The Nexus 4 and other Google Android devices were released without the sdcard slot with the idea it would make the average user experience less confusing. No app to SDcard, no multiple storage areas to browse in a file browser, and when transferring from device to computer, only one place for all!
5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
All I know it's none of this technology is in my phone yet XD
6. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
So should I wait 2 to 3 years to buy my next phone?
7. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
History teaches us that there is a 20 year gap between new invention and application in products.
10. homineyhominey (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
Researches at Washington State University have been working on a battery that uses a tin anode rather than a carbon one. They say it is quicker to charge and has three times the capacity. They are currently manufacturing and testing these devices. They say it should hit market by the end of the year.
12. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I'm loving these innovations. I'm loving that 3 of these 5 are from California universities, especially UCRiverside, which is just a couple blocks down the street from me ^_^.
13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Smartphones are among the lesser important thing to get these revolutionary technologies.
Such batteries will change the world drastically
14. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
The world is screaming for better batteries for so many different applications, one way or another with so much research in the field, we should see the light within the next decade or so... Nimh an li ion batteries are merelly better materials for the conventional battery design.... Wish hydrogen was easier to mass produce, those small hydrogen generators and cylinders are quite nifty! (LOL nifty.....)
15. ZeroCide (Posts: 769; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Alright.... but where's my jetpack and flying cars.
16. Stuntman (Posts: 835; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Why not just make the battery bigger and thicker? I charge mine overnight anyway.