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Battery Widget for Android

Published on: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

My HTC Thunderbolt is a real battery hog, so one of the first things I looked for in the Android Market is some kind of battery widget.  The one I saw reviewed several places and tried is called Battery Widget

Note that this is a widget, not a full-blown app.  So find it in the Android Market, download it, and then to install it on a home screen go to:  Menu -> Add -> Widgets -> Battery Widget.

This widget includes several nice features:

  • on the home screen it displays a graphical icon of battery charge status with a percentage indicator
  • once you tap the widget, it displays:
    • a button link to the battery settings that shows what has been using your battery most since last charge
    • a button link to the display settings so you can make adjustments
    • buttons to toggle on and off the GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth functions to save battery power

A couple of sample screen shots below:

Battery WidgetBattery Widget Controls

One Response to “Battery Widget for Android”

  1. [...] try another battery widget from the Android Market.  See my review of the Battery Widget.  [...]

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