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On the brink of acceptable battery life in mobile

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    On the brink of acceptable battery life in mobile

    A perfect storm of hardware evolution and software improvement have mobile devices providing longer time away from an outlet than ever.

    If you are like most folks, you remember how you had to structure your day around keeping your mobile gear running away from the power outlet.

    Phones were likely to start running empty long before day's end. Laptops had to be topped off at an outlet at some point during the day to have any chance of lasting long enough. Even the newest member of the mobile family, the tablet, could start coughing before being put to bed.

    That's all changing rapidly, and it won't be long until mobile device users will not even think about the time remaining on the battery.

    We are on the brink of having acceptable battery life on almost all mobile devices, and we've gotten there in just the last couple of years. This improvement is the result of a number of advancements that work together to make gadgets run longer. While battery technology has improved incrementally over the years, it hasn't improved enough to deliver this advancement on its own
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I think you'll find that there are plenty of phone users out there - especially with nonsenses like 40 MP (in a tiny PHONE camera !!) and the full 1080p video (which I do like) who say the latest batch of Smart phones just Eat Batteries for breakfast.

    Some type of Solar charger should be built in IMO -- even if they only TRICKLE charge it possibly would make the difference between lasting a whole day before having to re-charge or not.

    I love the Samsung S4 phone - but usually the battery is pretty much empty by the end of the day - and I don't use it half as much as many youngsters who seem to have their eyes glued to their phones all day long.

    Battery technology still has ways to go yet.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    On the "Brink" eh?
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