On the whole, most smartphones only give you a day's usage before the battery fizzles up - but Androids seem to be particularly juice-sucking. According to Larry Page however, if you're not getting a full day's use, there's "something wrong."
Page was speaking at the Google Zeitgeist forum yesterday in London, when he was asked about battery life. Throwing the blame on third-party developers, he said that apps are the reason people may not be getting a full 24 hours of battery life. Twitter and other social networking sites constantly connecting to draw new tweets or status updates are battery-draining for sure, but even without these apps running there are still problems.
Google's CEO Eric Schmidt was on hand to chip in that "the primary consumer of the battery life on these phones is the transmit/receive circuit. So tuning that and obviously figuring out a way to not use too much of that extends your battery life...and people bring in applications that are not particularly smart about that, which is what Larry is trying to get at." [TechRadar]