What does it mean when the battery indicator is very irratic?

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    So my battery indicator has been behaving weirdly... one example... I go and restart my phone, battery was at 20%, after the restart battery was at 50%, and that number did not change back in a few minutes, it remained at that level as I kept the phone idle for observation... what's going on?
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    Was it the native battery indicator or an app you were looking at? I had the same problem on a much older phone, but only because the battery was absolutely shot, huge bulge in it and stuff. No idea what would cause that on your Droid unless you have a bad battery. How is the battery performance aside from the indicator?
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    there have been several threads about this topic. usually it's associated with the fact that the phone is still learning battery usage, etc. give it a week or two and report back.
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    Cool, Ill let you know in a week. Wait, does irratic usage then result in irratic indication? Using builtin battery indicator, btw.
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    nah. it just needs to learn a few cycles. i'd even suggest letting it get down to 20% once or twice, but don't fully discharge it.

    btw it's not the battery that's learning, it's the OS that's learning the battery.
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    irratic = irritating + eratic?
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    The mispelling was driving me nuts but I do like your explanation! There are a lot of erratic things that are irritating.
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    Serves me right that I misspelled "erratic." :)
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