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Yahoo! Mail Android App Drains Battery Using Dialer

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On my new Android Nexus S, I’m figuring out which apps drain the battery fast. 

The “Battery Usage” screen showed that a lot of battery was being used up by the “Dialer”.  I removed the Yahoo! Mail app and that completely went away.  Apparently, the Yahoo! Mail app was “calling home” very often and burning through the battery fast.

So, now I’m just using Yahoo! Mail through the browser.

Upon further research, Android does not currently support “Push” notifications.  So, each app has to have it’s own “Call to update” function.  Keep working on it Google!

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Written by Jack Umano

April 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Posted in Technology

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  1. […] that give me control over how often they check for stuff like that.  As I recently posted, the Yahoo! Mail app was calling home way too often and it’s use showed up as using the Dialer. Both of these point to a need for a better Push Notification system for […]


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