Ever wondered why your device’s battery level drains fast? Your battery is not the reason behind and it might be working just fine.
The culprit behind your predicament may not be your battery (unless there really is something wrong with it). Instead, it might be the apps that you’ve installed in your device. And yes, even the ones that you don’t use eat precious battery that you could have used for an important call.
According to a study done by a team from Purdue University, which they released to TechNewsDaily, they said that they examined a number of popular apps and what they do to Android smartphones.
What they found out was that some of these apps turn a number of parts in your phone including your processor, the GPS when they need it. They also found out what they call “no-sleep energy bugs”. These are mistakes in the program that fail to turn the components off when they are done.
TechNewsDaily also contacted Bard Spirrison of Appolicious, he said, “Anecdotally, it is true that Android devices typically drain more battery life due to those issues. Beyond bugs, many users don’t even know when multiple apps or programs are running, thus draining their phones.”
Universally, Google’s Android is known to have the greater share on the smartphone market. But when we talk about having support from app developers, it is a different story.
According to data released by Flurry Analytics, seven out of ten apps that were created during the first quarter of this year were for the iOS platform. This is despite Android’s dominating the smartphone market, having 50.8% of the total smartphone market.
ComScore pegs Apple’s iOS share at 31.4%.
Steve Musil of CNET writes that Apple’s lead in this category is because of its dominance in the tablet market. Apple holds 88% of the tablet market during the first five months of 2012. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab only holds 9% followed by Amazon’s Kindle with 3%.
Flurry Analytics also noted that developers who create apps for Android earn four times more revenue than their Android counterparts.
Flurry said, “At the end of the day, developers run businesses, and businesses seek out markets where revenue opportunities are highest and the cost of building and distributing is lowest. In short, Android delivers less gain and more pain than iOS, which we believe is the key reason 7 out of every 10 apps built in the new economy are for iOS instead of Android.”