That's kinda what I was thinking. The hardware is designed to only do so much and the newer os stresses it to the max. Where it really slows it down is when you are changing from one theme to another. I have found a way to ensure that all the apps. open quickly when I need them. I've quit using the back button to close them, I just click the end button, which apparantly doesn't close but minimizes it. (windows-speak
. Will that affect my batt. life?