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    turn off cell standby

    I have a cheapie MID WM8650 M009F tablet. Battery life is very short (about 4-5 hours, doing nothing). Battery use reports ~85% use as "cell standby", but cell capability is not available. The device requires an optional 3G card to access 3G, which is not installed.

    How can I turn off cell standby?

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    Did you try settings/applications / all/ cell srandy / force stop?



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    Quote Originally Posted by john test View Post
    Did you try settings/applications / all/ cell srandy / force stop?
    I have no such option. Under settings/applications there is only "unknown sources", "Manage applications", "Running services".

    Cell standby does not appear under either Manage or Running.



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    Cell Standby shows up on my phone android 2.3.3 but not on my Tablet Android 4.0.4. What version of Android are you running?



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    2.3.3

    Hmmm....



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    Ust looked at a Kindle Fire. It appears to be running Android 2.3 as well. Don't see a wayy to get in close enough to see if cell standby is showing.. I am guessing that you will have that until you get an upgrade to 3.0 or 4.0.



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    Quote Originally Posted by john test View Post
    Ust looked at a Kindle Fire. It appears to be running Android 2.3 as well. Don't see a wayy to get in close enough to see if cell standby is showing.. I am guessing that you will have that until you get an upgrade to 3.0 or 4.0.
    I have a MID as well running Android 4 and it has the same problem, short battery life, the only way I get around it is to hold the power switch down until the device powers down. It takes a while to boot when I turn it on again but that's better than a dead machine :-)



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    Explore the question of whether the cell stand-bye and the Wi-Fi radio are essentially the same device. (Just working on different frequencies). I just have a cheap no-name tablet, and I get the impression that you can't really turn off the radio, even when powered down. Just my uneducated opinion.



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