Without getting into the technical details behind why I believe that going that low actually does affect battery life, I'm conducting a blind study. I'm going to produce 3 kernels at three different voltages. I'm then going to send these kernels randomly to people that sign up on the attached spreadsheet in order to collect data for 7 days.
I know that this won't be 100% accurate, but I feel that if we get a large enough sample size, over 7 days, the general trend should emerge.
What I ask for you to do if you want to participate is sign up on the attached spreadsheet and try not to change your rom/usage patterns within these 7 days. Just go about your day and record your values at the end.
You will not know what the voltage of the kernel you are receiving is, so there will have to be a certain degree of trust. I promise I will do my best to not blow up your phone
This truly has to be a community effort. The more people we have, the better. Once the study has been concluded, I will reveal which kernel had the best battery life for the most amount of people.
Please spread the word about this, the more it is on blogs and the like, the greater the sample size and the more accurate the results.
The kernels have all be emailed to people that gave me an email address. Tues-Sat, please run the kernel that is labeled CONTROL. Do not alter your day to day usage from what you always do. At the end of each day please record how long you were off charger and your percent battery left. Use your best judgement for giving statistics. The more detailed, the better.
Sunday-Thurs we will run the TEST kernel. Again do the same thing and record your usage daily.
It is VITAL that you record the statistics at the end of the day every day.
As an added bonus, I included the memory modification by coolbho3k because I know you all want the latest and greatest