HTC Thunderbolt & Droid Bionic: Toggle App to Disable 4G Easily

The HTC Thunderbolt was the first 4G phone for Verizon’s 4G LTE network and was much-awaited by a lot of people. However one drawback of the dramatically faster 4G speeds is a poor battery life but we now have news about a new toggle app, so that you can disable 4G easily and quickly to save on your battery power. What’s more the app will work on both the Thunderbolt and the upcoming Droid Bionic.

The Motorola Droid Bionic, rumored for release in May or shortly afterwards, also for Verizon, will also have 4G capability and there are many people very keen to get their hands on this Android smartphone. We’ve written about the Thunderbolt and Bionic on many occasions so hit the links for more, and only recently detailed the faster speeds of the Thunderbolt on Verizon’s LTE network as opposed to the HTC EVO 4G on the Sprint 4G WiMAX network. The Bionic is a also a hugely impressive phone which we think could really rival the iPhone 5 but as people have reported battery concerns about the HTC Thunderbolt, some people have feared the same fate for the Droid Bionic.

News of the new toggle app comes to us from Samuel Miller over on Gizmo Crunch and although previously a web tutorial about how to turn off 4G on the Thunderbolt had been made available, it will now be much easier via this easy LTEOnOFF app from the Android Market here. It’s a free app, which always goes down well, and apparently you should also be able to use this app for the Samsung Droid Charge and the LG Revolution too. Making it so easy to disable 4G will enable many people to make the best out of their battery performance and will hopefully go some way to alleviating concerns about the batteries on their 4G phones.

If you want more tips about how to conserve battery life on the Thunderbolt and other Androids then check out this ZDNet article which lists 5 ways to get the best out of your battery. What are your thoughts on the LTEOnOFF app? Will you be downloading this app? Let us know with your comments.

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