Has the battery life been announced or did I miss it?

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    Just like megapixels isn't the only way to measure a camera, mAh isn't the only way to measure a battery. It's one factor.

    Also there is hope that ICS has found ways to lessen battery drain. We'll just have to wait until the phone comes out before we know for sure if it's got the battery life of a Thunderbolt (boo) or a Star-tac (yay!)
     
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    Yea your right but lets look at what we know. low mAh, huge bright hd 4.65 inch amoled screen, 1.2 dual core ghz processor. how much help could ics possibly give the phone that gingerbread and froyo couldnt accomplish?
     
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    Software can make a HUGE difference. Download "Where" or some task killer apps and watch your battery life decrease by half. Also poorly coded games (ZYNGA) kill battery. If they've done a good deal of optimizing in ICS then you could very well see a big gain in battery life.
     
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    i worried its the former. is it unusual that a company does not release the battery life specs so soon before a release?
     
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    i see what your saying but this is the way i see it.
    in my droid 1, under battery usage, display always is at the top of my list. the droid 1 has a remarkably smaller screen the the galaxy nexus, with less resolution, hd, amoled, and whatever else i missed. thats where i come up with my reasoning. Im not sure how much better they could of coded ice cream sandwich then gb and froyo. i mean that the coders are professionals, if there was something that they could of done to make battery life better, then they would of done it. look at custom roms for instance. some give terrible battery life, some give good batterylife. however, not one rom does that drastic of a change from another. like you are not going to see your battery life double from the software.

    then again, i also believe samsung and google know what they are doing. they obviously would not release a phone with just terrible terrible battery life. We know its not going to be great battery life both from the specs we were given and the fact that the battery life was not mentioned at all.
     
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    Being that it is LTE (known battery drain) and 4.65" I would say that battery life is somewhere between non-existent and Thunderbolt. So if you are cool with making one phone call before recharging, this may be your phone!!!
    I don't understand for the life of me why they don't follow Apple's lead, lower clock speed with massive optimization? 800mhz will ALWAYS outlast 1.2ghz with all things being equal.... I guess when you use clock speed as a device-mover though it forces your hand.....
     
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    Neither has an official release date...
     
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    I'm not disagreeing with you at all. The specs on the GN are like the specs on a Ferrari so you expect it to be a gas guzzler! What I'm hoping is that some combination of optimization and innovation will minimize the battery drain. One is using the pentile screen (NOT the same as on the Bionic). It uses less energy than a 3 sub-pixel screen with the same resolution.

    I'm grounded in hope that the battery won't be dismal. I don't think they'd release a phone with specs through the roof without having a battery that can power it adequately. Especially a flagship phone. As Apple is learning right this second if you release a flagship phone with battery issues the world may explode. :)
     
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    Because Android is open platform. There are hundreds of different hardware combinations that it needs to run on and it's impossible to optimize the code for each hardware combination. If you optimize code for the GN, then every other platform will perform very poorly in comparison. Apple's iphone software only has 3 or 4 different platforms it needs to run on so they specialize the code for those pieces of hardware. Android makes the code generic by comparison.
     
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    I think we are all forgetting the G-Nex was developed specifically for ICS so I think there will be seeing pretty good battery life from this phone for an LTE device. So far there has been legit explanations for why they used the components they used, my guess is they did their homework with this phone and we have nothing to worry about. I mean do I think battery life is going to be 100+ hours with heavy use? No. I do however think it will be considered good given the powerhouse of internals used in the G-Nex.
     
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    my guess is standby time will be fine, phone calls will be good, atleast on my phone, phone calls don't really use any battery, since the data is off and screen is dark. i can talk what feels like forever on even 5% battery.

    once you start really using the phone, browsing the web and while running text or messenger combo, it will be dead in a few hours of use. kik has updated the messenger i use a few times and its gotten much better on the batt, but still, the screen is on and data is flowing. the battery will die.
     
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    I don't remember where I read it, but I think we can expect a 1900mah battery in the Verizon LTE version. Please let it be true, it should help tremendously.