I am sitting on 50% battery usage @ 1 day 8 hours on battery, with above apps etc running and making odd phone calls/sms’s, updates, Facebook, IRC, etc etc.
The only thing I did to prep the battery was fully charge the phone to 100% and rebooted into recovery while still connected to the charger and wiped the battery stats and rebooted the phone and disconnected it from the charger.
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Coolexe from XDA Developer forums has ported Honeycomb to the HTC Desire. The ROM is still under development and not everything works and is only recommended to other Developers. But for now it something to keep an eye on
Here is a couple lists of software for Android-based phones that have GPL, Apache, license etc. cause the Android Market doesn’t allow users to easily filter applications based on their license status.
This is a real damn shame, as I really love my HTC Desire
A funny thing happened on the way to Mobile World Congress 2011: 2010′s best mobile phone manufacturer got caught taking a siesta right before Barcelona. All the other major mobile manufacturers duly announced dual core devices arriving within a few months. HTC, winner of MWC 2011′s Best Device Manufacturer award, showcased… the Salsa and the Chacha? Minor updates to last year’s phones? What the heck happened? This isn’t what we would expect from the ninth strongest mobile brand, period, in the entire world.
Finally a voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation app for Android using the OpenStreetMap project.
• Absolutely FREE – There’s no trial period, subscription, or upgrade necessary. You get all these capabilities absolutely free!
• Voice-Guided/Turn-by-Turn Navigation – Your phone speaks to you, telling you when to make a turn.
• Voice Search – Speak your destination or your search, for hands-free input.
I have had a chance to have a bit of a play with this app, but it still needs little on things like being able to select already cached OSM map data from sdcard that has already been downloaded, the ability to access to Contacts, and have favourite list or personal POI (points of interest) or starred have ever you like to refer to it as. For a beta app it seems to be rather stable on the HTC Desire.
Telstra has snaffled another of the Android phones announced at Mobile World Congress, confirming it has an exclusive on the HTC Desire S. Annoyingly (and typically), we haven’t got a more specific release timeframe than “the first half of 2011″, and there’s no pricing. Gizmodo has the full specs for the phone and where it fits in HTC’s range.
Damn you Telstra, I only got my HTC Desire about a month ago… but I still very happy with it