Why no battery percentage

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  1. kookk

    kookk Member

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    One thing I've noticed is that phones are still being released without battery percentage.

    I don't understand why. I personally find it really annoying to not have one

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    You can get a custom ROM with it or you can get a widget, such as Circle Battery Widget.

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    Well yea I know, I'm on cm7 right now, and I know about Widgets, I just wonder why we still don't have them stock.

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    Beats me. Motorola also does 10% increments stock which sucks...

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    It's so they can decrease the battery polling interval to increase battery life. Do you really need to know when your battery life drops 1%?
     
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    Its nice to know. That way, you have an idea how low your battery is. From 20%, to 5% sucks when you're stock.

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    That's why you get 5% increments once you hit 20% ;)
     
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    No, you get a warning at 15%, but the battery level stays at 20% unless you use a widget. Then you get to 10%. After 10%, it goes to 5% increments.

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    Check your about phone battery %. It does indeed say 15%. You must be talking about the battery icon.

    You can mod the battery icon to reflect the actual metered %. I have a compiled xml to do so if you want it. You can drop it right in your framework-res and zip it back up.
     
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    It's not an issue for me anymore since I run CM7. I have 1% battery increments.

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    My DInc2 has a widget that you can choose that shows the percentage. You just have to go in the personalize menu under widgets, and choose the browse for more widgets option. its there.
     
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    I wonder why people expect their personal preference to dictate what is or isn't stock.
     
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