Qualcomm BatteryGuru app improves battery life for Snapdragon powered phones
Those that tested the app found that because it severed its ties to the internet to save battery life, some apps that you might depend on for push notification like Gmail, did not work. You can go into the settings and override the BatteryGuru for each app, but it doesn't prevent it from severing that tie to the internet again down the road. If you depend on an app that uses push notification, perhaps you should be happy with the battery life you're getting now.
The app is available for free from the Google Play Store where the response to it has been overwhelmingly positive.
source: BatteryGuru via AndroidCentral
1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1052; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
What about windows phones? Every single windows phone has a snapdragon chip.
7. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Multiply that by a million and you have Q4 2012's sales, funny-guy.
8. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1052; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Qualcomm should support windows phones. The more windows phones, the more Qualcomm chips that will be bought.
11. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
im really not noticing much difference. it kept turning on my wifi, which would tell me that networks were available. i really only use wifi at home, which im happy to turn on myself. i also turned off control over gmail. so, im not real sure its even doing that much. i'll keep it for a while and see what happens.
4. SuperNexus (Posts: 121; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Look good because chip-set manufacturer itself develop this app.
6. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
If you're using a U.S. s3 you have a snap Dragon s4
9. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
i am pretty sure this is hype. the developers from android will do a much better job in optimization
12. ntsiotinos (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
I've had it for a few days and normally by 1 pm (from 6:30 am) my battery is down to about 45%. This morning when I woke BatteryGuru told me that it had learned enough to start saving battery. It is now 2pm and I've got down to 54% - and I've had a pretty heavy morning with phone calls, emails etc. So it seems to be working. I havent adjusted any of its settings at this stage - all emails and other messages seem to be coming through normally. I'll see how it goes over the next week or two.