Have you heard of our new feature called Extended Standby Mode, which became available for Xperia P earlier this autumn? With Extended Standby Mode, you can increase your standby time with up to four times. Now it reaches Xperia U, Xperia sola and Xperia go with the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) software upgrade, and we thought we would give you some more details about how Extended Standby Mode really works, and how much power you can save. Read more after the jump!
Live wallpapers are fun and eye-catching, but an incorrect implementation of a live wallpaper can quickly drain the battery of any powerful Android™ phone. This tutorial will explain how big this problem can be, what the reasons are and show you a code example on how you can avoid this happening to your live wallpapers.
In this post I will cover a few important guidelines on how reduce power consumption of polling Android applications, i.e. applications that regularly connect to the internet, and get more out of the phone battery. I have crated a small sample app that puts all of the tricks into practice by setting up a background service that polls Twitter trends regularly and logs them to a file. By downloading the sample app and applying these guidelines, you will reduce the power consumption of your app by magnitudes, if you haven’t before. Click here to download the sample app.
By holding wakelocks and hardware resources, application developers can affect the power consumption. Poor implementation will reduce the standby time of mobile handsets. Learn how to avoid your Android apps from becoming power-hogs.