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    Default Google Services Battery Drain on Android 4.2.2

    There is a known issue on Android 4.2.2 with excessive battery drain with Google Services when Wi-Fi & mobile network location is enabled. Does anybody know if Android 4.3 resolves this? I can't believe that Google will not use Standalone GPS services if Wi-Fi & mobile network location is disabled. So, the only way to use Maps is to put the phone in excessive battery drain mode.
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    Default Re: Google Services Battery Drain on Android 4.2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Pierpoint View Post
    There is a known issue on Android 4.2.2 with excessive battery drain with Google Services when Wi-Fi & mobile network location is enabled. Does anybody know if Android 4.3 resolves this? I can't believe that Google will not use Standalone GPS services if Wi-Fi & mobile network location is disabled. So, the only way to use Maps is to put the phone in excessive battery drain mode.
    Users were seeing high Google Services usage on 4.3 as well. Jerry had a blogpost a month ago that talked about it, hopefully it sheds some light on the issue: Google Services, battery usage and other areas of confusion | Android Central
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    Default Re: Google Services Battery Drain on Android 4.2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Users were seeing high Google Services usage on 4.3 as well. Jerry had a blogpost a month ago that talked about it, hopefully it sheds some light on the issue: Google Services, battery usage and other areas of confusion | Android Central
    Nice article and i found new game reading it but it doesn't help us with battery life.
    If i have Google Location and Google Now enabled my battery drain is unacceptable. I am not ready to lose 20% in two hours because Google want to know where i am and give me useless cards that worth crap. Time to home? Time to work? They think we are imbeciles or what? Everything GPS-related is heavy on battery, but Google's stuff is a monster.
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    Default Re: Google Services Battery Drain on Android 4.2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by prozacfield View Post
    Nice article and i found new game reading it but it doesn't help us with battery life.
    If i have Google Location and Google Now enabled my battery drain is unacceptable. I am not ready to lose 20% in two hours because Google want to know where i am and give me useless cards that worth crap. Time to home? Time to work? They think we are imbeciles or what? Everything GPS-related is heavy on battery, but Google's stuff is a monster.
    I'm sure this will be fixed with upcoming releases and/or the next version of Android. Let's hope its sooner rather than later.
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    Default Re: Google Services Battery Drain on Android 4.2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    I'm sure this will be fixed with upcoming releases and/or the next version of Android. Let's hope its sooner rather than later.
    Well, it got better since ICS, let's wait and see.

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    Default Re: Google Services Battery Drain on Android 4.2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by prozacfield View Post
    Nice article and i found new game reading it but it doesn't help us with battery life.
    If i have Google Location and Google Now enabled my battery drain is unacceptable. I am not ready to lose 20% in two hours because Google want to know where i am and give me useless cards that worth crap. Time to home? Time to work? They think we are imbeciles or what? Everything GPS-related is heavy on battery, but Google's stuff is a monster.
    That sounds like much more than just location services acting "normally." I have all of that stuff on and I lose about 2% per hour.
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    Default Re: Google Services Battery Drain on Android 4.2.2

    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    That sounds like much more than just location services acting "normally." I have all of that stuff on and I lose about 2% per hour.
    Sure. For example, I found that my phone has problem getting location while indoors. Seems that there's no timeout for location services so many times I see blinking GPS icon with Waiting for GPS message in notification area.

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