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Which apps behave badly on your HTC EVO 4G?


Several G&E readers have asked me to put together a list of Android apps that drain the HTC EVO battery even when you don't think they're being used.

Since there's no way I could ever come up with a comprehensive list all by myself, I'd like to ask you guys to share which apps you've come across that really need to managed well in order to prevent excessive battery drain.

While apps running in the background are generally not a problem because of the way Android is designed, they can be incredibly power-hungry if they're constantly polling the internet, syncing, and updating status information. IM clients are a good example of this, but there are other apps out there that unexpectedly prevent the EVO from going to sleep, which of course means a huge hit on battery life (you'd be drained if you were up all night too).

The biggest offender on my EVO is Slacker Radio, which seems to use more battery when it's "off" than when it's actually streaming music. Which apps behave badly on yours?

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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