Originally Posted by afv011
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.
Well yeah, that, but the main thing is you don't have to use them if you don't want to.