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Qualcomm BatteryGuru app improves battery life for Snapdragon powered phones

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Qualcomm BatteryGuru app improves battery life for Snapdragon powered phones
If you use a device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, you might be able to improve the battery life on the device by using the new Qualcomm BatteryGuru app. In beta, the app is designed to help manage all of those connections that your apps have with the internet that are destroying your battery life. Once you install the app, there is a period while it learns how you use your phone and which apps normally stay open on your device; BatteryGuru also monitors your Wi-Fi usage. After 2 to 4 days, the app starts to improve your battery life.

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



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posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:13 7

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


What about windows phones? Every single windows phone has a snapdragon chip.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 20:23 8

3. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Why would they make a program for 5 phones??

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:34 2

7. -box- (Posts: 3699; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Multiply that by a million and you have Q4 2012's sales, funny-guy.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:37 1

8. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Qualcomm should support windows phones. The more windows phones, the more Qualcomm chips that will be bought.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:42 1

2. ayephoner (Posts: 833; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Just downloaded. Sounds promising.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 19:34

11. ayephoner (Posts: 833; 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.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 20:28 2

4. SuperNexus (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Look good because chip-set manufacturer itself develop this app.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 20:55

5. RohanM (Posts: 119; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


anything for sgs3 ???

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:45 2

6. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


If you're using a U.S. s3 you have a snap Dragon s4

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:07

10. RohanM (Posts: 119; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


naa i am using international sgs3.....

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:47

9. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


i am pretty sure this is hype. the developers from android will do a much better job in optimization

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 22:15 1

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.

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