1. lbros360's Avatar
    I was thinking by now on android 4.2.2 Google would have included a battery percentage indicator. I realize that I can download one in the play store but sometimes its the little things such as battery percentage indicator that I wish came included. Anyone else agree?

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    02-16-2013 05:42 PM
  2. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Um, there is a battery indicator.
    02-16-2013 05:44 PM
  3. MJKearney's Avatar
    If you mean a battery indicator with a percentage remaining, just pull down the quick settings menu (swipe down from the upper right), and there it is.
    02-16-2013 05:47 PM
  4. lbros360's Avatar
    I'm sorry, I meant a percentage indicator next to the battery icon.
    Um, there is a battery indicator.
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    Yea I know, but I just wish it had an option to put it next to the battery icon
    If you mean a battery indicator with a percentage remaining, just pull down the quick settings menu (swipe down from the upper right), and there it is.
    02-16-2013 05:59 PM
  5. ultravisitor's Avatar
    The only way that's going to happen right now is if you root and mod or install a ROM.
    02-16-2013 06:41 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I look at it as more of a blessing. Imagine if Google or Asus had decided to add a battery percent indicator that was too big, too small, or just plain ugly, and you had no way to modify it or uninstall it. You'd be annoyed that they were wasting your space on an app you don't like or need. The way it is now, you have many options on the Play Store to install an app that can do this exactly how you want it to look.

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    02-16-2013 07:45 PM
  7. MJKearney's Avatar
    I look at it as more of a blessing. Imagine if Google or Asus had decided to add a battery percent indicator that was too big, too small, or just plain ugly, and you had no way to modify it or uninstall it. You'd be annoyed that they were wasting your space on an app you don't like or need. The way it is now, you have many options on the Play Store to install an app that can do this exactly how you want it to look.
    This is true, and perhaps it's also to avoid infringing on developer's efforts. However, in iOS (forgive me for mentioning this name), the percentage indicator is optional, and turned off by default. If Google were to implement this feature, that would be the way to do it, at least until Cupertino sued Mountain View.
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    02-16-2013 11:29 PM
  8. lbros360's Avatar
    This is true, and perhaps it's also to avoid infringing on developer's efforts. However, in iOS (forgive me for mentioning this name), the percentage indicator is optional, and turned off by default. If Google were to implement this feature, that would be the way to do it, at least until Cupertino sued Mountain View.
    I was thinking the same thing. I just wanted an option that allows you to turn it on or off.

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    02-17-2013 05:35 AM
  9. still1's Avatar
    I look at it as more of a blessing. Imagine if Google or Asus had decided to add a battery percent indicator that was too big, too small, or just plain ugly, and you had no way to modify it or uninstall it. You'd be annoyed that they were wasting your space on an app you don't like or need. The way it is now, you have many options on the Play Store to install an app that can do this exactly how you want it to look.

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    +10000 couldn't have explained it better
    02-17-2013 01:38 PM
  10. Rich215's Avatar
    I use Battery Solo and am happy with it.
    02-17-2013 04:00 PM
  11. return_0's Avatar
    There's no way to do this on stock, unrooted Android, but there are some great apps that do this and more. My personal favorite is Battery Widget? Reborn!, which not only includes a battery indicator notification and cool-looking/functional widget, but it also provides things like usage statistics, time remaining estimations, wifi/mobile data/bluetooth/other toggles, and even a 'night mode' which turns off many processes to save battery! And, yes, I know this sounds like an ad, but I don't care.

    Play Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.reborn.beta
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    02-17-2013 06:53 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That doesn't sound ad-like at all. The posts that are clearly ads are typically very poorly written with lousy grammar, or overly florid, as if you're reading the transcript of an infomercial!

    I do the same kind of evangelizing for apps that I particularly like, such as Power Toggles.
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    02-17-2013 07:57 PM
  13. Avenger's Avatar
    They really need to implement this in a similar fashion as AOKP and CM roms do where the user can fully customize it.
    03-22-2013 12:19 PM

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