Opinion

Note to Android Handset Makers: We Want Removable Batteries

The latest wave of high-end Android handhelds packs a variety of cool new features and speedy, 4G wireless connections, but most of the handsets suffer from the same universal problem: Poor battery life. An unfortunate trend has Android smartphone makers building many new devices with fixed batteries that can't be removed, in an effort to slim down already-trim gadgets.
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.