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Battery Progress Reality Check: Good & Bad News

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Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Battery
Adeniji Kayode   11/20/2014 3:16:00 AM
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@waqasaltaf, For me, I think there is a limit to how much power that can be put in a small size container as battery. Another factor is the quality of materials used and then the power consumption of the device too matters.

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Re: Storage Efficency
Jacob   11/19/2014 11:28:41 PM
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"exactly my point. Everything depends on power that is battery and it has not been worked on like it should have been. Anyways I hope that industry realizes that and it will be a resolved issue within the coming few years."

Waqas, yes some research is happening in that direction too; for better battery life. Recent addition is 4000 mah power from Samsung. 

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WaqasAltaf   11/19/2014 12:28:02 PM
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Jacob, exactly my point. Everything depends on power that is battery and it has not been worked on like it should have been. Anyways I hope that industry realizes that and it will be a resolved issue within the coming few years.

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Adeniji Kayode   11/17/2014 3:56:09 PM
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@ t.alex, I agree with you on that. If care is not taken that may lead to another kind of environmental pollution. Recycling them into something else may be a solution.

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Jacob   11/16/2014 10:34:31 PM
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"Thanks for the tip. Will see in my devices as to what apps can be closed down so as to increase battery life."

Waqas, you can find it out that at – settings - app manager.

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Jacob   11/16/2014 10:32:26 PM
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"If we talk about all the components of devices/phones/laptops, there are some components that have exponentially grown like processing power and storage means i.e. HDDs but one component that is the power component, the batteries, have not been very impressively handled by the manufacturers. The comparative growth rate of batteries isn't up to the mark when compared to other components."

Waqas, but in devices all such grown components has to be supported by battery power. If processing power increases means its need battery power for supporting its performance. I mean if no power means it won't be able to perform. So the basic thing is power, which very much required for all componential performance. 

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WaqasAltaf   11/15/2014 10:11:23 AM
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Jacob

" If you are able to stop that back end process, you can save energy to an extent."

Thanks for the tip. Will see in my devices as to what apps can be closed down so as to increase battery life.

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WaqasAltaf   11/15/2014 10:09:22 AM
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Jacob

"Waqas, am not sure how we can compare batteries with RAM, HDD, processor etc, but there are some improvements happened in alkaline storage and power bank technology. "

If we talk about all the components of devices/phones/laptops, there are some components that have exponentially grown like processing power and storage means i.e. HDDs but one component that is the power component, the batteries, have not been very impressively handled by the manufacturers. The comparative growth rate of batteries isn't up to the mark when compared to other components.

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Re: Battery
WaqasAltaf   11/15/2014 10:05:07 AM
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tech4people, yes point taken. It is just a storage means and not generator of power. 

I sometimes feel that battery manufacturers intentionally do not work on increasing the efficiency of batteries (as in increased number of hours of battery power) because this way they will generate sales of extra battery packs which people must carry with them. Just a thought.

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Re: too true
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/4/2014 7:10:01 PM
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@Flyingscot, we are certainly expecting more and more of our technology. When I bought my first computer, an Apple Mac, I was given a choice of 10 or 20 MB of hard disk space. I remember thinking, what in the world would i do with 20MB of hard disk space? Today, I installed the latest version of Lync IM client and it demanded more than 10 times that amount of space for the one program.

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