Battery problems on your mobile? Pay for your apps

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

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New Scientist:

STRUGGLING to make your smartphone battery last the whole day? Paying for your apps might help. Up to 75 per cent of the energy used by free versions of Android apps is spent serving up ads or tracking and uploading user data: running just one app could drain your battery in around 90 minutes.

Consumer choice: money or battery life. You end up paying one way or another…

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