Android L battery life performance test.

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  1. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/07/examining-project-volta-we-put-android-l-through-our-battery-test/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+arstechnica/index+(Ars+Technica+-+All+content)


    Two hours extra standby in a developer preview and with no apps taking advantage of the new APIs related to battery? Very very impressive.
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I'm more than pleased with the performance on my Nexus
     
  3. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My Nexus 4 battery wasn't doing too well.

    I won't be upgrading this phone till at least next year as well since I was gifted a a new rMBP for school by my parents so I am definitely gonna be holding on to this Nexus 4 for as long as I can now.

    I really hope L improves battery dramatically.
     
  4. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    Dang, that's pretty impressive to say its not final yet.
     
  5. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    And since the developers can't take advantage of all the new API's.
     
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    So far during my daily heavy use, I'm seeing only minimal gains from 4.4.3/4. Usually at the 3.5 hour screen on time mark I'm below 10%. At 5% the built in battery saver kicks in and my screen brightness drops from 65% to barely visible.

    Once the firmware is optimized and we see devs actively use the new L coding, then we may see some significant improvements. Right now though, I'm just not seeing it. At least the battery life didn't get worse!
     
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    Source code out for Nexus 4 so as soon as someone compiles a ROM I'll be flashing it:D
     
  8. SpoonCody macrumors 6502

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    This is really promising. I enjoy near all-day batter with my Moto X already.

    If the specs for the Moto X+1 (2900 mah batter) are true, along with Android L, in theory, the battery life should be incredible. Over a day?

    Really excited about things coming together for Android. Some might argue that it's been like that since Ice Cream Sandwich, but I feel like it's really only been this past year (along with the promises of Android L) that they really won me over.
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I wouldn't expect losses in battery, after all it's not iOS L
     
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