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Circle Battery Widget Introduces 1% Battery Increments for the DROID X and Other Motorola Phones

This is going to sound super silly to anyone that doesn’t have a Motorola phone, but to those of us that do, this news is monumental.  The developer behind Circle Battery Widget somehow figured out a way to get batteries on Moto devices to show up in 1% increments instead of the standard 10% that we’ve been stuck with for all these months.  The app itself is as simple as it gets and is free in the market, so I highly suggest you check it out if you are one of those constant battery checking OCD persons.  Oh, and we of course love the fact that it fits into almost all minimalist themes.

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Cheers Luda!

  • this doesnt work on OG droid

  • Garrettguthrie183

    is that a theme u are running on that picture..if so i would like to know.

  • i HATE THE 10% but since i broke the charging pin a few months ago it doesnt matter for me anyway, it is a pita that i have to keep swapping batteries tho

  • RonsterWVU

    After having this installed on my Droid X…. All it does it make me depressed knowing that my battery really does drain that quickly….

  • Anonymous

    This needs to go in CM7 😀

  • Mrichards86

    Yeah, Minimalistic Text has had this for a while now…

  • Sjobs

    polling the battery more frequently drains it faster. battery widgets are counter productive

  • what is that weather and date widget.. totally awesome..

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got rooted D1 and it still goes in 10% increments for me. Is there something else I have to do for it to work? I got the free version

    • Sadly it seems to be the same with my Milestone.

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  • TheRobotCow

    What are the other widgets that are on the screen of the phone pictures?

  • Anonymous

    Doesnt seem to be working for my OG. Weird

  • I LOVE this. I actually stopped using it BECAUSE OF THIS so I’m happy

  • tanknspank

    Good luck with those “can we get this in the status bar” or “can’t wait till X rom includes this”, as on the current line of motorola phones, it just doesn’t work. The percentages bounce erratically, making it quite annoying.

  • M1ghtysauc3

    Old news…


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  • Jawshua

    Why do your links only go to the Market Browser now? That requires a lot more steps than say when you used to have the option to go to the phone’s Market right away. I miss that, please bring it back, I don’t want to go to the website.

    • Anonymous

      I like it that the link goes to the web based market. Only a couple of clicks and it’s remotely installed on my phone.

      What I really don’t like is that this site can no longer be toggled between mobile and full versions. I’m not using a feature phone, I have a Droid 2 and should be able to view the full site not the fugly POS mobile version. I know I could change the UAString to make it work but I honestly don’t think anyone should have to do that just to view a website.

  • Tbizal04

    What program gives you that home screen bottom bar? Can’t think of the proper name…

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else keep getting download failure?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else keep getting download failure?

  • Anyone know the name of the power control widget?

  • Pardon me for being the stupid one here, but what’s that time and weather widget?

    Cuz I want it.

  • mtbhk44

    I have a DX running Liberty 1.5 and this is only showing up in 10% increments. Is there a setting I’m missing?

    • I have a DX on Liberty 1.5 and have been using this for weeks, it updated a day or two ago and switched to 1% automatically. In fact, it startled me.

  • Anonymous

    Minimalist text has had it for a few weeks too. Can’t say enough good things about devmil, awesome support. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7191809/CAP201102222127.jpg

    • Excellentnuke

      How do you get this to happen in MinimalisticText? o-o

      • Anonymous

        There was an update about a week or two ago that added this support for Motorola phones.

        • Excellentnuke

          It’s not working for me on my Motorola Droid 1 o-o

  • Chris Mulliner

    Hey Kellex, what launcher are you using? I really like that style!

  • Mozz

    Anyone know the name of the power control widget?

  • Benedict

    uh, eray is free (ad supported) or premium and has a widget that displays 1% increments for battery life on my droid x. I’ve had it on there almost since launch. so. yknow.

  • Mr_rogers_rapes

    thank you for this post!

  • Stephen D

    Wow, that would have been handy when I had my Droid. I wonder how he got around it.

  • Anonymous

    I noticed the change almost 2 weeks ago. I thought my eyes were deceiving me!!!

  • blackbranch

    Awesome! The app dev community continues to outperform moto day after day.

  • Trooper

    LOL deleted my old comment huh? Typical Droid Life.

  • Anonymous

    apparently this update was awhile ago because mine is update and i see it says ‘fixed motorola problem’ but i have never gotten the 1% increments – Liberty 1.5

  • Mr Blurryfingaz

    What is that clock widget again???

  • B… E… A… uuuuutiful

  • Jon

    Call me crazy, but I always felt like having 1% increments on my HTC Incredible drove me crazy about battery life and constantly checking. On my OG Droid, it’s simple and I can breath easy haha.

    • Anonymous

      how do we get it to actually do the 1% incriments

  • Albokay

    I need this in the status bar!

  • Pretty cool app, Can’t wait for Apex to include this in the rom.

  • Alvinm 77

    Blah. Whatever. Screw my DX…

  • Interstellarmind

    this needs to be added to liberty 1.5’s suite of battery icons IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

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  • Justice060

    I have had it doing this for about a week. Funny thing is that as soon as I unplug it from the USB connection it immediately goes to 99%.

  • so I highly suggest you check it out if you are one of those constant battery checking OCD persons.

    And I’m one of those people…lol. I usually check to see how much battery I have left every 30 minutes to an hour..especially if I’m listening to music or playing a game. And also so I know when to switch out my battery if I’m out and not able to charge my Droid X.

    This is awesome…downloading! Thanks!

  • matt

    When will Liberty be able to put this in the status bar?

  • ss2

    Great find. Works on my D2

  • FortitudineVincimus

    no 1% on the D1

    • Anonymous

      No OGD love, wish there was an unlike button 🙁

    • Scott

      I’ve used the Battery Left widget for months. It shows the battery left in 1% increments on my OGD.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        well, I am trying it right now on my vzw moto D1 and… no 1% increments

        also, this is not ” Battery Left widget”

        • Dave

          Get the sand out, dude.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            I am not asking for .0005% increments… just 1%

        • Scott

          I know this isn’t Battery Left widget. I’m telling you you should try that instead of this if you want 1% increments since this apparently doesn’t do it on the D1 and Battery Left does.

  • NovaDroid2151

    What is the name of that wallpaper? Also, is the clock Beautiful Widgets??

  • Thanks for the headsup #NowUsing <—–twitter style lol

  • anyone know what that dock setup is? looks awesome and i want it now.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      can do it with Launcher Pro and getting the custom icons and dock background

      • any idea where to get the text icons at least?

        • Anonymous

          They aren’t icons. They are built right onto the dock: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/01/13/a-few-launcherpro-docks-to-brighten-your-day/

          • awesome thanks for the link man!!

          • FortitudineVincimus

            you can absolutely get them as LP icons as well as get the dock BG and mix and match your own. http://launcherpro.droidicon.com/icons can get the text icons (and many choices) and the dock BG (and many choices)

        • Hamholla

          The whole dock is really just a picture, the Icons themselves cannot change unless you Photoshop them. You have to use invisible icons or a swype feature to get it to work.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            not true. with LP, you can change those icons and change the dock BG. I make my own dock icons and dock BGs and upload them onto http://launcherpro.droidicon.com/icons for others to use and you can get any text based icons you want there

  • Mr.Joe

    This I just wet myself!!!!!

  • Firelight

    Minimalist Text Widgets has been doing it, too(one percent battery on Droid X). For weeks now.

  • Rain_king46

    I have been using this for a few days. Its a good app. lots of configuration options. and compliments the circle launcher.