Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Update A Mixed Blessing

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When Verizon finally got the Jelly Bean update out to its Samsung Galaxy S3 owners, they were over the moon. Some have come back to earth with a bump after finding how much this OS zaps their batteries, however.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update has its drawbacks too

Many Galaxy S3 owners complained how much Jelly Bean drained the phone’s battery, even overnight when it was inactive.

We thought we’d check this out by giving the Ice Cream Sandwich Verizon Galaxy S3 a 100% charge and then leaving it overnight. Its charge went down to 98% by 7.00am. A Jelly Bean Galaxy S3, given the same treatment, was at 89% by 7.00am.

We don’t know why this happens, but there are ways in which you can slow the drainage down. You could try turning off Google Now’s location services, as under Jelly Bean, Google Now may be monitoring your whereabouts more often.

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