battery plasmoid and remaining time..

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Thu May 14 11:20:55 CEST 2009

On Thursday 14 May 2009, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> it is not an absolute number, it's a made up number. it's a guess. you call

on my way to bed i remembered one further point: on handheld devices this 
"time left" number would be a total joke.

both my cell phone and n810 can last days if i let them sit, at least a day if 
i use it for things like SMS or email.... but as soon i start a voice call on 
the phone or a skype call on the n810 it's a whole different story.

just as with the %, i would need to interpolate based on what i'm doing what 
that "Time left" number means.

these devices go into very deep sleep states that just sip at the power, but 
start drawing more or less power depending on the use case. and with those 
devices, that can change from minute to minute.

so i suspect that the first thing we'd end up doing with the battery plasmoid 
on such devices is have a laugh as we watched the number wobble all over and 
then remove this feature.

Aaron J. Seigo
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