Gallery: Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy than ...


I think we can all agree that smartphones are incredibly useful, and their benefits are only compounded by the wide range of applications we can download. However, a study has revealed that free applications can consume a whopping 75% more energy than paid applications – mainly due to ads.

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  1. ericwthom March 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Interesting post, but where does this leave us, poor battery-starved smartphone users? Did they compare the ad-supported apps to the paid versions? Would using paid apps save battery life over the ad-supported versions?

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