battery life


Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) without any doubt is a high performance smartphone and feels very responsive even with the stock Samsung firmware and kernel mostly because of the powerful CPU+GPU combination under the hood as well as the speed improvements in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread as compared to previous versions of the Android. Just imagine how fast it will feel after flashing the Ice Cream Sandwich based firmware on to it that includes inherent multi-core processors support! Anyway, the real fun for the hardcore tweakers begins when they mod their beloved Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) by flashing custom firmware, kernels Read More >

iPhone 4S-

We all know that when Apple released the iPhone 4S, it was said despite the significantly more horse-power under the hood courtesy of Apple A5 dual-core chip, the battery life should be actually slightly better than the iPhone 4. Well, as most of us suspected this didn’t turn out to be true, because many iPhone 4S users had the opposite experience! Battery drain on the iPhone 4S was noticeably quicker than the iPhone 4. Many of us assumed that it might very well be because of the iOS 5.0 issues that comes pre-installed on latest iPhone. This was understandable, particularly Read More >


Earlier, we heard the news that Apple acknowledged serious battery draining issues related to the iOS 5 and now it has been revealed that a new iOS 5.0.1 beta has been pushed to the developers. So, probably in a couple of weeks this new iOS 5.0.1 release should be available to the all iDevice users such as iPhone 4S/4 and 3GS etc. Among the changes that has been known so far is the fix of issues related to the battery draining and iCloud related bugs. But most important news for the iPad 1 users is that now iOS 5.0.1 enables Read More >


If you buy a new Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) there is of course a lot of bloat installed on it, mostly in the form of Samsung Apps such as Music Hub , Games Hub and so on, that are not that much useful, and for the most pre-installed apps you can find better alternatives in the Android Market. However, despite all the bloat still there is no denying that this smartphone with the stock firmware and kernel feel very fast and responsive mostly because of the powerful CPU+GPU combination as well as the speed improvements in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread Read More >


These days as we are approaching close to the final release of the iOS 5 which brings substantial improvements to the current release version which is iOS 4. However, for now most of the users are still using the iOS 4.3 based releases unless you are a developer or curious to test the new features of the iOS 5 and have installed it on your iDevice. One of the common issues that is being faced by the users particularly the iPhone 4 users after the update to the iOS 4.3 is the rapid battery draining. Well, I cannot confirm this Read More >


It seems that some guys have got hang of the latest Android 2.3.4 for our beloved Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII)! And now its available for download posted on a thread at the XDA forums. If you are expecting some major improvements in this new version then you might be disappointed as this is just an incremental improvement. Having said that this version namely Android 2.3.4 for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) does include two very note worthy features. First is the support of voice and video conferencing in Google Talk, and arguably even more important is the enhancements to improve Read More >


It seems that some users of the newly released Samsung Galaxy S2 are facing the battery drainage issue for no apparent reason from the Android OS (Gingerbread in SG2 case). If this is the case for you as well, then there is nice tip from XDA forum member kohiiou to fix the issue. His suggestion is to hard reset the phone to fix the issue. Warning: It will delete all data and application so SG2 will boot like a new one. Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the Read More >


As you might know that we have already written quite a bit about the Android device’s battery life and related tips on how to improve it. One of the issues that is being faced recently by many Android power users that are doing a lot of rooting stuff and flashing custom ROMs on their Android devices is the rapid battery draining without any apparent reason. Actually many times it happens when a new ROM is flashed when the battery of the device is not 100% charged. If you are experiencing similar battery draining issues on the Android then they might Read More >


If you have upgraded to the iOS 4.3 on your iPhone 3G/3GS or iPod Touch then you might have noticed somewhat faster battery drain. If this happened to you then this is most probably because of the new Ping service introduced starting from the iTunes 10 – a social music discovery service. For most of the users chances are that they are not using it anyway. It is one of the biggest culprit for the rapid battery drainage on the iOS 4.3. So you should disable it if you are not using it. For that go the Settings –> General Read More >

AA Battery

As you know Nook Color from Barnes & Noble by it’s very nature is a colorful EBook reader and by no means a smartphone! Although, it is true that it is based on the Android 2.1. However, for some strange reason on the Nook Color there is a mysterious service that continues to run in the background called Cell Standby Service. This service is basically meant to be used on the Android based smartphones (or other telephony devices such as some tablets). As on those phone this service continues to run even if the phone is in standby mode while Read More >

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