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    The first time I ever drained the Droid

    I've never been any closer than 15% battery left.

    Well I was away from the house today and we needed to find a place to eat - so I used some GPS intensive programs and then let the GPS take us to the place.

    When we got there it was at 0, the phone shut off. I lost my map settings (not hard to put back).

    Today before using maps I was doing great around 80%... then in an hours time it was dead. So I can see why people say GPS drains the phone.

    However I do take exception to people who turn it off all the time. It uses no battery at all unless you use an application that is using it all the time.

    By the way maps is killer.
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    Correction, GPS is killer, maps isn't killer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorvetteAustin24 View Post
    Correction, GPS is killer, maps isn't killer.
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    I meant killer in that is kicks ass. Not killer as in it kills the battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvetteAustin24 View Post
    Correction, GPS is killer, maps isn't killer.
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, gotcha lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorvetteAustin24 View Post
    Correction, GPS is killer, maps isn't killer.
    I believe the screen is a bigger killer than GPS...

    When using Nav, You have the screen, Voice and GPS all running for 1 app. Plus whatever you have in the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CorvetteAustin24 View Post
    Correction, GPS is killer, maps isn't killer.
    I believe the screen is a bigger killer than GPS...

    When using Nav, You have the screen, Voice and GPS all running for 1 app. Plus whatever you have in the background.
    In a sense that it kills more people's batteries because it's obviously used a LOT more than GPS is, but if they were both running the same amount GPS would definitely kill the battery faster.
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    The first time I ever drained the Droid

    Sounds kind of seedy. I'm just sayin.....
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    According to the official Motorola Droid tips and tricks guide, you are supposed to drain the battery all the way down, followed by a total charge + 2 hours. It works and i recommend it to everyone.

    http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...cks_EngVZW.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmapp View Post
    The first time I ever drained the Droid

    Sounds kind of seedy. I'm just sayin.....
    LOL...I was thinkin' in...but wasn't gonna say it.
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