I'd like to bring up battery life again. I know some have said it is not that good, yet others are saying it's the best ever. On mine it is not all that good, compared to v7.1. I wanted to wait a few days to let it settle in before saying anything. I'm using the same theme as I did on 7.1 (BBOS Amped). When I press the Berry button, the apps it says are running are: Phone, Browser, Home Screen, Messages and BBM.
Why are the Browser and BBM always running? I open them up from the list and Close the app and after a moment it shows up in the list again. I rarely to never use BBM, so I don't need it running in the background. GPS in enabled and Network Technology is set to 1XEV, which are the same settings I've used in the past.
As long as it stays in the pouch, the drain is not too bad, but if it's out for any period of time, the battery starts dropping quickly. I used to go 3 or more days on a full charge with typical usage; now it's more like a day and a half. Any suggestions or hints would be appreciated.