This week at CES LucidLogix announced that it was extending the scope of its PowerXtend software from just Samsung Galaxy devices to all Android devices. PowerXtend and its associated technologies WebXtend, NavXtend, and GameXtend use proprietary hardware management and load balancing algorithms to extend battery life on Android devices.
Lucid quotes some pretty impressive numbers in their news release saying that, “The new Lucid WebXtend and NavXtend software products can increase power longevity by up to 50 percent for battery-demanding applications like Internet exploration and GPS navigation.” and that, “the playing time of Angry Birds Rio on a Samsung GALAXY S4 is extended from 4.75 hours to over 8.5 hours, an extra four hours of game play.” And if that isn’t enough for you they even got our old friend Dr. Jon Peddie give his two cents on how, “Lucid is tackling the most important factor in device satisfaction: battery life.”
Here’s a fun little video promo LucidLogix did for it’s PowerXtend product. So as the main character says, “Let the wild rampage begin!”
But it’s important to keep in mind that Lucid’s PowerXtend isn’t aimed at consumers through an app in the Google Play Store, rather Lucid is trying to convince OEMs like Samsung, HTC, and LG that they need to license and preload the software on all their devices to remain competitive in the cut throat Android market place where devices live and die based on their battery life. It’s good to see that Lucid is coming up with innovative software solutions for the basic problems that plague mobile devices. Let’s hope that this round they’ll be successful with their new products and licensing strategy.S|A
Updated: January 9, 2014. Lucid has not been in bankruptcy, updated to remove all such references. Thanks to Lucid for the correction.