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Captivate Gingerbread Update Offers Better Battery Life?!

So, last week us Samsung Captivate users got a nice update to Gingerbread and after a couple days I noticed that I have better battery life now. Before the update I had to plug my phone in every night as it was about dead, but now I don’t have to. I can keep it on without charging for much longer, at least another half a day. I really didn’t measure it as I’m so accustomed to plugging it in every night. The other night I went to plug it in and saw I didn’t need to as I still had more than half battery left.  Did anyone else notice this or is it just me? The phone seems snappier and there are a few cosmetic changes but not much else that I’ve noticed. Then again I really don’t use my phone anymore for other than calls and checking email on the go. Oh, I did notice the built-in email app looks a lot like Gmail now. 

Speaking of updates, when you do the update it says that you will lose everything and the phone will be back to factory state. Mine didn’t do that, everything was still there after the update. That happen to anyone else?


On the downside though I keep getting a Force Close message for the Tethering App. I don’t have tethering so I have to ask why the heck is it trying to run all of the time and then crashing?! it doesn’t happen all of the time, just at random intervals and it’s always twice in a row that I get the message. I hit Force Close and then a second or two later it pops up again and I have to hit Force Close again. Then it disappears for a while until it feels like coming on again.


Oh well, just a few observations there…