Android phone 'broken' if battery dies in 24 hours

Plus: Google's Larry Page says apps are a major problem

But is one day long enough?

At Google’s ‘Google Zeitgeist’ partner forum yesterday, co-founder Larry Page was fielding questions on Android when the subject of Android battery life came into play.

While obviously a top platform, this isn’t the first time Android’s power-hungry appetite has been questioned. Page clearly doesn’t think there’s a problem, though as he answered by saying that if the battery on your Android handset doesn’t last a day then ‘something’s wrong’.

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"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,” he said.

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt then chimed in with a more in-depth explanation: "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, which is what Larry is trying to get at."

- Answer our Poll: which one feature would improve Android?

As the above link confirms, we’re currently running a poll to see what big feature you think would make Android your dream OS. A better battery life is currently your highest priority according to the results, which kind of flies in the face of what the Google boys have been saying, doesn’t it?

Is the battery that bad, or are there other improvements to be made? Answer the poll to get involved.

Link: Via TechRadar