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Google responds to Android phone battery life problems

Google responds to Android phone battery life problems

Google's Larry Page has spoken about the issues that some Android users have experienced with limited battery life, in an address in which he seemed to shift the blame for the problem away from his firm.

Mr Page, who is one of the founders of Google, told an audience at the Google Zeitgeist event earlier in the week that Android-based phones that do not give users a day's worth of operation from a single charge had technical flaws rather than software issues.

"I have noticed there are a few people who have phones where there is software running in the background that just sort of exhausts the battery quickly. If you are not getting a day, there is something wrong," said Mr Page.

"The primary consumer of the battery life on these phones is the transmit/receive circuit. So tuning that and obviously figuring out a way to not use too much of that extends your battery life. And people bring in applications that are not particularly smart about that," added Google's Eric Schmidt.

Battery life is one of the areas in which current Android users believe there needs to be significant improvement, according to Tech Radar. With Android 2.2 on the horizon, battery optimisation could be a key priority.

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