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Battery life with LTE

I'm seeing terribly short battery life since the LTE upgrade.  I charged my machine last night before I went to bed.  In the morning, I downloaded the newspaper via WiFi.  I was reading it on the train (half an hour), so I had no mobile data access (that I know of).  I turned the screen off.  By noon, the battery was fully discharged.


Is this my unit, or is this normal?  Should I turn off mobile data every time I stop using it?

Re: Battery life with LTE
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I don't know if this is normal, as I haven't gotten the update yet.  However, some people with LTE-enabled phones complain about LTE being a battery hog.  They use an app called LTE On/Off.  I don't know if the app is compatible with the XOOM, but you can give it a shot.  This app allows for easy toggle (instead of having to go through the menus) for turning the LTE signal off.  You can still use 3G speeds, if desired.