Not sure if Messages is the whole story. Now its 75% Dialer and 25% Andriod. If I download Spare Parts, the Sensor battery usage mirrors the overall battery usage. Maybe the sensor code is not working correctly? Can it be disabled? Assume this is the light sensor for whether the phone is next to your face or not? Anyhow battery usage is much better now. I would need to go back to 2.1 to compare; maybe do a backup and restore my 2.1.
I'm seeing the same. Spare parts reporting that dialer is almost constantly using the sensor, based on the uptime.
Btw, i have tried shutting down messages app but it did not make a difference for me.
Currently i'm comfortably getting a day's use out of the device with some browsing, gps and a couple of calls. it even lives through the night and half next day.
Partial wake lock is minimal for the dialer and android system. cpu usage is similar.
Only the sensor stats are weird.
could this be related to the 'light sensor issue' in froyo?