Originally Posted by murraypaul
They are sitting running all the time, a badly written one could chew up quite a bit of battery life. Compare that to the very controlled task switching that iOS has currently.
Totally false. Widgets do not "run all the time", have you used an Android device? Either you haven't, or you don't know what you're talking about. There might be a rogue widget out there that is poorly coded and has an impact in battery, but that is not a widget problem, is an application specific problem. Widgets are extremely useful and have no significant impact whatsoever on battery life, if coded properly. You can always tell on Android by inspecting the battery stats.