Does 90% on battery indicator mean less than 100%

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    The title is my question. When my battery indicator says 90% does it mean that is less than 100% but more than 90%?

    If so, why or how can I get it show accurate info about my battery in greater increments. Maybe increments of 5 or better 1, like the G1.
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    Yes, 90% would be less than 100%. The stock indicator only goes in 10% increments, so 90% could mean it's anywhere between 90%-99%. I believe BatteryLeft allows for 1% increments.
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    could be the other way. 90% means between 81 and 90%...who knows for sure?
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    It's 81-90%, otherwise, your phone would drop to 90% minutes after being unplugged from a full charge and this is not the case.

    I can also confirm via battery widget.
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    Not sure about the Droid, but on the Omnia, if you had it set to 10% increments, 90 represented 85-95, just a thought. My Droid drops to 90 after about 40 minutes, but then last 1.5 hours before going to 80, which lends some credibility to the above.
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    Ahhhh, this is a possibility.
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    The actual reading is just an estimate. The voltage of a battery under heavy load tends to be lower than when at rest, so you could get different readings in various situations as well.
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    Point being, it's not an exact reading. Get BatteryLeft if you want more precise readings.
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