This is a discussion on Was gingerbread worth all that wait? within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by Fury Originally Posted by N1David I like the UI changes, the icons on the status bar are smaller and takes some getting ...
My Nexus One lasts about a day with wifi and 3g on. I was in the hills in Wales recently and turned off data, set 2g only and switched off wifi. It lasted 3 days with just calls and texts. It seems like the persistent data connection is the killer for battery, which is the whole point of these phones obviously, but when you can't charge your phone easily it's a good way to make it last while still being able to receive calls and texts.
my other phone's a nexus too
I read in the google forum about the battery use after GB update. There is a strong opinion (my point of view from reading) that there is a bug in the GB update that Wi-Fi is not turning off like it should. I think I confirmed that yesterday by looking at my graph in the Battery Use section. I had my Wi-Fi set to turn off when the screen does and the blue bar for Screen Use and Wi-Fi are not the same. Wi-Fi had several long blue sections where my Screen didn't. Today I have manually turned off the Wi-Fi to see how my battery lasts.
Update: Turning off the Wi-Fi didn't really seem to help battery life.
It seems on my N1 the battery drains much faster. Before, I could go about 2 days before I had to recharge but, with the GB update, I have to recharge every night. I don't really like the "new" look. Smaller icons in green on a dark background. Hard to see. Also, during a call the N1 is not as stable, could be network but, never had a prob before. The phone is behaving a little funkier as well. I may have to go to the N2
It seems like SwiftKey is not as stable under GB. Had to force close it more then once since the update, and never had any problems with it before. It is superior, IMO, to even the new GB keyboard so I hope they release a patch soon.
Asus Transformer & Dock - Stock OS
NookColor - Not Rooted - Running CM7 on mSD
AT&T Nexus One - Not Rooted
SquareTrade Warranty - Purchased
Case-Mate Tough Case + Screen Protector
Wave Secure + Lookout
Having similar problems with swype. Seems to lose it's settings every once in a while, and I have to long press a text field and reset it as the input method...
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