Android phones are increasingly becoming popular amongst consumers. My opinion is that people who are already using Google services (such as Gmail, Orkut, Gtalk) find it easier for a Google operating system to keep them connected to the same company’s services. Of course to do this, internet connectivity is required which cellphones get either via WiFi or other wireless connectivity options.
For up-to-date information on our online services our Android phones keep the connectivity options always on. Obviously electrical energy is required to maintain these connections. Therefore our overall battery time is considerably reduced to keep up the internet connection.
One way to save our battery life would be to timely connect to the internet, rather than having it ‘on’ all the time. To save Android users from manually turning the connection on and off again, JuiceDefender was created.
JuiceDefender is an application for Android phones that lets us controls our phone’s APN and/or WiFi. How it works is quite simple: we set the time interval after which our connection is reestablished and disconnected. Not only does this help save the battery, but it also keeps the distractions to a minimum. For example, while working if we keep on checking the email notifications which we get, we can decrease our productivity. To prevent our cellphone from keeping us from our work, it would be best to check all our notifications in one go rather than check them as soon as they come.
For a free Android application, JuiceDefender offers quite a number of impressive battery-saving features. But for better WiFi/APN management, you might want to consider the application’s paid version which has more features that let us control our phone’s connections.