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Ed,

What 5 tips would you give to save battery life ?

Does holding a network connection open consume battery life ?
I am thinking of using a persistent connection to receive notifications.

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Idle network connections don't draw the battery but CPU cycles, the backlight, the GPS receiver, active network transmission, and the WiFi radio do. Minimize your use of those 5 things as much as you can.

For more tips see:
- http://d.android.com/guide/practices/design/performance.html
- http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/design/seamlessness.html#battery

Also, there are programs in the Market that will help you monitor your battery. For example:
- http://www.cyrket.com/package/com.modroid.battery
- http://www.cyrket.com/package/au.id.weston.scott.Watts
 
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