Re: "a substantial part of the MS marketing plan"
But shouldn't it be made a lot easier to write software that doesn't zap batteries? Or, to turn it around, shouldn't it be made a lot more difficult to write software that zaps batteries? If lot's of programmers fail the same tasks, then the answer is 'yes'.
And couldn't the operating system be a bit cleverer at power management?
I have had power issues with my Galaxy Note. After buying apps to track what is going on with my phone, I finally found that a stupid bug with wifi being left on made the battery use 5-6% of my battery per hour when 'asleep' rather than 0.5%. So I got another app to turn wifi off when the screen was off, which works. Although I suspect it has introduced a new bug that spontaneously reboots my phone for no apparent reason. This drives me mad.