“They are not just warm, but hot. Smartphones lose 20% battery in less than an hour on standby,” Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 owners report issues
According to posts on various online forums, many Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 users are experiencing issues with fast battery drain and overheating.
According to Engadget, the culprit could be a Google app and an update that was released on May 12th. Some users have rolled back to an older version of the Google app, but that only fixed the battery problem and the overheating still persisted. On the Reddit forums, the Google support forum, and on Twitter, many Pixel users are experiencing similar issues.
My Pixel 6 and my wife’s phone have been overheating since yesterday and actively using their battery without actually doing anything. They are not just warm, but hot. Smartphones lose 20% of their battery in less than an hour on standby. The culprit seems to be the latest Google app update that came out on May 12th.
Reddit user nocapsallspaces
I’m in the same boat. It started yesterday. Active battery usage from the Google app and, to a lesser extent, Android System Intelligence. I just did a factory reset, reinstalled most things, but the problem didn’t go away. The phone gets very hot.
Reddit user Buck9s
Some say Android System Intelligence is the culprit. Others feel that battery life has gotten worse since the May update.
I’m having the same issue, with wireless charging becoming impossible as the phone heats up, stops charging and just stays hot.
Reddit user TheJackieTreehorn
Judging by the feedback, Google is already aware of the problem.
They are giving up the iPhone. Motorola reveals 20% of Razr foldable smartphone buyers are ex-iPhone owners
Motorola isn’t even close to being the market leader in foldable smartphones, but its Razr models have proven to be a big draw for iPhone owners.
In an interview with CNet, Allison Yi, head of Motorola’s North American product division, said that of all Motorola’s products, the foldable Razr is the most popular among iPhone owners.
This is definitely the family we have the most iPhone users moving to.
It turns out that 20% of Razr buyers are former owners of Apple smartphones. They are probably attracted by the fresh form factor in which the iPhone is not presented and probably will not be presented for a long time. At the same time, we must remember that we are talking about North America, where, in addition to the Razr, only the Samsung Flip is in this form factor.
Motorola recently unveiled its new foldable smartphones, including the revolutionary cheap (in China) Moto Razr 40, but in the US, only the older Razr Plus (called the Moto Razr 40 Ultra in China) will sell for $1,000.
Still cheaper than any other similar smartphone, but not so revolutionary. Motorola Razr and Razr Plus will be more expensive in the global market than in China
Motorola yesterday introduced foldable smartphones Moto Razr 40 and Moto Razr 40 Ultra, which turned out to be cheaper than all competitors, and the younger model even offers a revolutionary price for this segment at $560. However, these are Chinese prices, and in the global market everything is different, since new items are significantly more expensive there.
To start with, the Moto Razr 40 is called the Razr in the global market, and the Moto Razr 40 Ultra is called the Razr Plus.
In the US, apparently, only the latter will be sold at a price of $1,000. In Europe, they will already ask for 1200 euros for it. The base model Razr will be available in select countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, but pricing has not yet been announced. It is expected that it will be around 700-800 euros. It’s still cheaper than other similar smartphones, but not as revolutionary as $560.
Ahead of the announcement of iOS 17, Apple said that iOS 16 is installed on 81% of all active iPhones
Shortly before the announcement of iOS 17 at WWDC 2023, Apple published statistics regarding the prevalence of iOS 16.
At the moment, the current version of the operating system is installed on 81% of all active iPhones on the market. Another 13% are working with iOS 15 and only 6% are on older versions.
If we talk about smartphones no older than four years, then the distribution looks like this: 90%, 8% and 2%, respectively.
In the case of tablets, iPadOS 16 is installed on 71% of all active iPads. Another 20% remain on iPadOS 15, while older versions are installed on 9% of devices.
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