Motorola Smartphones With Gingerbread May Experience Battery Issues after DST

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  1. dgstorm

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    Apparently, Motorola themselves have confirmed in a Tweet that they uncovered an odd problem with many of their Android smartphones. If you have a Moto phone that is running Gingerbread, you could experience weak battery life issues after the Daylight Savings Time change. Luckily, it isn't a major issue that will require anything drastic like a patch. In fact, all you need to do to fix the issue is reboot your phone. But you already do that once every week or two anyway don't you?

    Source: @Motorola Twitter
     
  2. Dave12308

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    I was going to say that this is VERY weird and one of the weirdest things i'd ever heard. But then I remembered we're talking about a company that released a phone where the camera wouldn't autofocus depending on the date (OG Droid Android 2.0 camera bug).

    What is it with Motorola and date-related oddities?
     
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    Woke up today with a warm phone (33C), and took a peek at System Panel: seems that starting around 10pm Sunday night, com.motorola.process.system jumped up to 50% or 60% CPU, and steadily churned away until this morning -- when I rebooted. I'd call that "battery life issues." :(

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    Looks like the motorola version of the iPhone New Years alarm issue LOL.
     
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    Will I have to reboot after every change to DST? Just this one time? What about "spring forward"?
     
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    Pssh, I reboot at least twice per day for my d1. No worries

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    I definitely experienced this...strange as it may be. A reboot did clear it. Did they provide any explanation????
     
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    What app is that below tracking the battery and other usage?????


     
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    My Droid has been warm all day and the batt was nearly dead when I got home. (not normal) Just thought I used it more than normal. Good thread!
     
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    I was getting a notification about high processor use today, so after I saw this about the moto DST issue, I have rebooted several times and now I'm getting a force close for com.motorola.process.system ALL the time. Very frequently. Anyone getting this?

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    We won't have to worry about "spring forward" because the D3 will have an update by then, I assume.
     
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    Had the issue yesterday too. With about the same usage as normal I was down to 20% at around the same time of day I usually still have 50-60%
     
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    Both D3s I have did this too. Reboot seems to fix it with no issues.
     
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    Every week or two
    ? Yeah right. I had to reset mine every hour or two
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    i was wondering why my extended battery died in 6 hours o_O
     
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