Ads kill your Android battery
If you have an Android phone, chances are you've incessantly complained about your battery life. If your phone running out of gas all the stinkin' time, then you could well have your favourite app to blame.
New research suggests that up to 75 per cent of free Android apps are to blame for your battery draining because it uses all its juice on adverts and other hidden tasks.
New Scientist reports the findings from Purdue University in Indiana in the US, where curious boffins built special software to analyse apps' power demands.
The research reveals that the enormously successful Angry Birds spends just a fifth of the power it uses on actually playing the game itself with the majority of the battery being used to power checks to see where you are using GPS and downloading adverts over 3G that are specific to your location.
Should Google start looking at the way apps work? They seem to be rather inefficient when policing how applications work and run on phones.
Is the life of your Android battery driving you nuts? Tell us in the comments. Or, if you're an iPhone user, use this opportunity to sneer.