The battery life on my Maxx has always been stellar but I noticed something interesting lately after doing a cache clean and the .215 leak update. Other than not installing a few apps I didn't use, the only other change I made was to install the Gmail widget on one of my blank screens a few days after doing the clean and update. Before doing so, my battery life was quite good and I felt slightly better than before until I installed the widget. Normal use of the phone would leave me with close to 70% at the end of the day and a good 2 days worth of use.
After starting to use the widget though, I was at about 50% by the middle of the day and pushing 40% by the evening. I also noticed that I was dropping to 80% pretty quickly - after just a couple hours of use.
So I backtracked thinking the only "big" change I made was the email app and deleted it from my 2nd screen. Well, guess what.... Been off the plug since about 7am today and after using Copilot Lige GPS maps for about 45 minutes and several phone calls - 2 of them 30 minutes, I just hit 80%.
So I am going to do a little experiment and see how things go for a few days then start using the widget again to see if my battery life goes back down.
Anyone else having less than optimal battery life that is running the gmail widget want to try and see?