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Ads within Android apps found to consume 75% of the app's power

20 March, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Ads within Android apps found to consume 75% of the app's power - read the full textA team of researchers from Purdue University and Microsoft have made a rather starling discovery. It seems apart from being obnoxiously annoying, those pesky ads that pop-up within your Android apps are actually taking up to 75 percent of the app's total power consumption. This result was...


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I guess this should be avoided to empower full fledged Android Mobile Applications Development This should be taken care of.

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  • 2013-06-11 14:10
  • s8Gp

I rooted my phone SGS 2 and installed Adfree App from the market. Problem solved!

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  • 2012-03-22 15:11
  • 0C4$

"A team of researchers from Purdue University and Microsoft..."

You should stop reading right there. Any research where Microsoft is involved publishes FUD instead of facts.

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  • 2012-03-22 12:19
  • mYh@

> In reply to sr @ 2012-03-21 14:43 from vGmx - click to readthere's only one solution: install droidwall to prevent internet connection from the apps. :D

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  • 2012-03-22 06:24
  • uED1

1. Install task manager.
2. ????????
3. Profit.

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  • 2012-03-22 02:31
  • Ia90

if there is any possible to remove that ads cookie

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  • 2012-03-21 14:43
  • vGmx

Hard to believe - download and taking location takes insignificant amount of time while app is running, especially in case of games. If level takes (say) 120 seconds, while taking position and downloading 1 second - this cannot consume 75% of power, especially comparing to high CPU/GPU/screen usage.

May be, in some special cases, when ad displaying was badly implemented.

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  • 2012-03-21 13:24
  • S0UZ

> In reply to Art @ 2012-03-20 19:54 from YHNr - click to readlol, yeah right!!!!

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  • 2012-03-21 13:16
  • 7wxC

isnt this what adaway is for? it is funny to me that people choose to watch ads on any type of pc. I do not think i saw a web based add since 1999

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  • 2012-03-21 11:21
  • 0dDV

> In reply to virus786 @ 2012-03-20 22:30 from fq4V - click to readthe two application you mentioned is for real??..if i download it to my phone , i will not seen any pop apps on my phone while im playing any games...pls answer...

thank you.

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  • 2012-03-21 06:25
  • RxnW

0.01% users out there that root lol

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  • 2012-03-21 00:34
  • kg3S

> In reply to Art @ 2012-03-20 19:54 from YHNr - click to readNo, you did not

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  • 2012-03-20 23:22
  • nDCd

you can stop this.
if your phone is rooted. install two apps.
1) DroidWall.
It is a firewall for your phone, now you can deny access to all apps except the ones you allow. or allow all except the ones you block.
2) AdFree
Its is an ad blocker for your phone. (like your browser ad blocker).

I use these two apps and they work beautifully together.

now you can enjoy all free ad supported games and apps without the adds ;-)

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  • 2012-03-20 22:30
  • fq4V

made a good decision ditching android for nokia windows phone

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  • 2012-03-20 19:54
  • YHNr

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  • 2012-03-20 19:38
  • 3LV{

> In reply to Nico @ 2012-03-20 18:39 from nm3t - click to readfirst it is very dangerous for your pockets to be permanent on line because many apps are eating kilobytes even you do not touch the mobile for 5 hours. many stupids after using siri outside wifi, in hsdpa,even in roaming have the big ugly surprise of 200 euros bills. pesonally i use my smartphone "offline" for: talking very much for my business,listen to music to relax, i do many photos and videos with chicks,strange or beautiful cars,drunk bushmans,retards,friends in da club drunk and pissed,etc. i do not play any games, i do not check mail or stupid facebook every minute. if you shut down all hsdpa and data package, but periodically, at 4-5 hours make a short check of mail, you can use the smartphone double as stanby time and i do not think you'll lose a 10.000 euros business in this period of time.

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  • 2012-03-20 19:09
  • 0Cb2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-20 14:48 from 0Cb2 - click to reada succesful businesman doesnt have the time for facebook. period.
it seems that google and their greed for collecting information will taken its toll on android.

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  • 2012-03-20 19:08
  • 3LV{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-20 14:48 from 0Cb2 - click to readWhy buy a smartphone and turn all the connexions Off?
It's useless for you, I advise you a Nokia 1100 if you're looking for a good battery life.

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  • 2012-03-20 18:39
  • nm3t

Root + AdFree + LBE privacy = Peace of mind :)

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  • 2012-03-20 18:35
  • nm3t

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