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I have to know. I don’t think I’ve heard this one before.
14 days ago
Care to explain?
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Perhaps I’m missing something here, but I see only the vaguest possible resemblance between Apple’s site and this one. And by “vaguest”, I mean insofar as they both have white backgrounds and large images.
While we’re at it, while I have no idea what Xiaomi is, I’d argue that this website makes Apple’s seem a little stale.
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I’m not seeing any dropped frames. Maybe it’s just your phone?
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Gamers hate the freemium approach because, more often than not, a significant portion of the game is either partly or entirely inaccessible without some kind of monetary investment.
There is typically a “throttling” element to the game that plays up on a player’s impatience, whether this is with slow monetary gain or with long production times (e.g. the sword takes 8 hours to forge; speed up with a $ token). Normal games will, of course, frustrate you as well, but this is typically for the sake of challenge rather than prompting you to want to spend money augmenting the game to actually be enjoyable.
Some freemium games do a pretty good job of balancing their business model with actually making an enjoyable game. I think I’d prefer an honest upfront cost.
All the Google stuff that I use are Maps, chat, Contacts, Calendar and Search. I would like to know the ways to remove everything else that comes preinstalled since they seem to be contributing a lot to my battery drain!
I would advise against this. You don’t know what “Google Services” means, so the logic of uninstalling system apps is probably a bit faulty, and could actually interfere with functionality on the apps you actually do use without changing your situation (if there is, in fact, an issue).
There are two initial problems with your post:
1. Your battery life is very good, so there isn’t really a problem there.
2. You may be misreading the data.
More importantly, you ask what’s wrong with your phone without telling us too much. Is this a consistent problem? How many days have you seen Google Services taking up a significant portion of your battery usage?
Keep in mind a few things:
- Google I/O was this week, and there were many updates to the backend of Android. It’s possible that this is simply the result of the phone using energy to update/install these changes (maybe).
- The battery use readout is proportionate, not absolute. To make sense of that, look at your ‘screen on’ times in your screenshot. Your phone went maybe 21 hours or so before hitting the bottom, and in that first section your screen was only on maybe 2-4 hours cumulatively.
- The screen is usually a large proportion of battery usage (usually the largest, actually). Because you weren’t using your screen all that much in the course of the day, it would naturally use less of your battery than normal, and if your phone is updating something in the background, it might even fall to second place. As I mentioned, it’s proportionate.
- Again, your battery life isn’t really bad at all, so maybe you shouldn’t worry much about it.