Want a long-lasting smartphone battery? Microsoft is working on it

Microsoft has a few ideas on how to increase battery life on mobile devices without betting on futuristic technologies...
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45 Comments

34. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Yes, but then the battery life would be shorter in such a high duty cycle scenario than using a single high current draw battery as it's used nowadays.

20. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Or more like Microsoft is ordering nokia to work on it.

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Way to go MS, this innovating even if oddly to what we know as the normal. I am impressed. Nexus user, aka android fan.

39. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Not Micro$oft, but Nokia.

24. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think at present what OEMs can do best is increasing the battery capacity. Put 4000+ mah on phones.

26. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

At least someone is trying, unlike some other companies.

42. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

The iPhone 6 battery life will blow you away, lil' girl.

43. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao, yeah with the1750mah battery

44. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

lol it might be!

27. lukkiristi unregistered

There's been talk about some graphite and nano thingys that could increase the battery capacity ten-fold, are these not valid ideas anymore? Is anyone developing them?

29. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

nokia finland work with founder of graphene, maybe soon they will announce something good, like battery which can last hundreds of hours.

35. Supercomp007

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Generator you say??

45. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Now that is a news story, you're hired!

33. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Big.Little =D

40. miggymini

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

To Microsoft see Motorola Droid Maxx for reference
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