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jaybro0813

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Just got Droid 2 Global- stays on 100 for a while and then drops to 90- What the hey- How do I slow the roll on this and what happened to the numbers in between 90 and 100
 

jdbower

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I'm guessing you mean the battery level goes from 100% to 90%? If so, this is normal. There are battery meters on the market that will report numbers in between, but I'm reminded of a news article that said something cost "approximately $20,805.28" - a pretty precise number for "approximately." Turns out it was a Japanese product that sold for approximately 1.7 million yen. A more accurate representation is "approximately $21,000", only two significant digits.

Similarly, Motorola has some fairly precise engineering departments. When other people report 93% battery left they really mean "probably a tad closer to 90% than 100%", when Motorola reports 90% they mean it's probably between 85-95% full but the accuracy of the reporting just isn't there to be any more specific.

As for battery usage, it really depends on how you use your phone. New phones tend to drain the battery quickly, you're messing with settings, installing apps, tweaking, and generally just leaving the screen on all the time while exercising the radio and storage systems. Add to that a lack of a broken in battery and life is a bit short. Let the battery cycle a few times and it will hold charge a bit better, once you stop messing with apps and such so much things will improve significantly.

Once you hit a steady state, the biggest battery hogs are widgets and background apps. These download data routinely and drain the battery fairly quickly. There are apps on the market that claim to be battery managers or identify battery hogs, but I can't vouch for how well (or indeed if) any of them work.
 
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El Jefe

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If you want to display your battery life in 1% increments just download Circle Battery Widget from the market. It's free.
 

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