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different os for ereading on playbook?

hey, the playbook doesn't have enough battery life to make it a practical replacement for a book for people who travel away from outlets. however, the kobo ereader will go for weeks without a charge. what if there was a second boot option that only ran the reader with striped down graphics, no sound, ect.... that way it could be good for days of reading excitement!!
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Re: different os for ereading on playbook?

 

How many hours of use are looking to get using ONLY the Kobo ereader?



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Re: different os for ereading on playbook?

hundreds would be awesome. as is, with bluetooth and wifi off, and all brightness as low as possible, i use up to 10% battery power an hour.
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Re: different os for ereading on playbook?

Wow, mine might consume 2-3% an hour with Wifi ON and Bluetooth ON, and NO other activity... in sleep mode.

 

Anyway, hundreds of hours... certain an interesting suggestion!

 

Good luck.



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Re: different os for ereading on playbook?


drewdebrabandere wrote:
hundreds would be awesome. as is, with bluetooth and wifi off, and all brightness as low as possible, i use up to 10% battery power an hour.

Did you accept the "user aggrement" in Video Chat, when you do that the Playbook usually use less power after that

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Re: different os for ereading on playbook?

yup, i've used video chat.
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Re: different os for ereading on playbook?

 


drewdebrabandere wrote:
hey, the playbook doesn't have enough battery life to make it a practical replacement for a book for people who travel away from outlets. however, the kobo ereader will go for weeks without a charge. what if there was a second boot option that only ran the reader with striped down graphics, no sound, ect.... that way it could be good for days of reading excitement!!

Sorry, there's no way this will work.

 

Merely having the screen turned on, even with the backlight off, will drain your battery from a full charge in just under 12 hours.

 

Turning the backlight up to 50% will reduce that to about 8h.  And that's with basically nothing running.

 

The hardware components and technologies chosen for the PlayBook are simply quite different from those you choose for a very-long-life device like the e-readers.  You make these tradeoffs early on in the design process, and you don't turn one device into the other with a mere software change.


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