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Supposed Ice Cream Sandwich battery bug seems hit or miss, but something is up

Supposed Ice Cream Sandwich battery bug seems hit or miss, but something is up

Jerry Hildenbrand 56

By now you've heard a lot of scuttlebutt about the Ice Cream Sandwich battery bug, and how it's affected the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus.  Or not.  Either way, we've heard it, too.  Since we happen to have several of each phones possibly affected, I decided to do a little independent research of my own.  Tested were: 1 Samsung Nexus S (T-Mobile) with the official 4.0.3 update 1...

PSA: Use the factory-supplied charger and cable when applying the OTA to your Lenovo Thinkpad

PSA: Use the factory-supplied charger and cable when applying the OTA to your Lenovo Thinkpad

Jerry Hildenbrand 1

An OTA for the Lenovo ThinkPad (see our hands-on) went out for a while today, included was a firmware update for the battery.  Lenovo says they have halted the update, but just in case  -- use the OEM power supply and cable while applying.  According to the official Lenovo support forums: Battery firmware update was included in the OTA released today. The battery firmware update is...

Hands-on with wireless charging for the HTC ThunderBolt with the Energizer Inductive Charging Pad

Hands-on with wireless charging for the HTC ThunderBolt with the Energizer Inductive Charging Pad

Phil Nickinson 23

If you've got an HTC ThunderBolt on Verizon, chances are you spend a lot of time charging the thing. I will never again be plugging in my ThunderBolt, however. Picked up Verizon's wireless charging battery cover for it recently and paired it up with an inductive charging pad -- it uses that newfangled Qi charging system -- and couldn't be happier. Here's how it works: You pop the...