As our smartphones become more and more integrated into our everyday lives, it is not hard to believe that the batteries, on which we rely to run our precious devices, take a real beating. Often times, the battery on any given smartphone will be in the red by the end of a normal workday. What are we to do, aside from scurrying out of the office in the general direction of our car charger?
Luckily for us battery mongers (myself included!), Qualcomm’s Snapdragon now has an app to assist in extended battery life in both the Galaxy S4 and the Nexus 4. ‘Snapdragon Battery Guru’ provides tons of tips on how to reduce background activity and use your smartphone in a more efficient way. it also highlights top hotspots and tells the user when its the best time to turn on WiFi. The app is also ‘smart’ in that is decides when to refresh your apps based on your very own patterns of usage.
In all, Snapdragon Battery Guru is a great way to become more power conscious and effectively extend the battery life of smartphones. In user trials, tests revealed that the app was able to boost battery life by up to 30%. When your battery normally dies before you can get home at the end of the day, 30% could really make a difference!