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My battery is Lithium Polymer. I want to ask the following:

  1. Is a Li-Po battery essentially the same as a Li-Ion battery?
  2. Can I use my phone while it's charging?
  3. I've read that you have to calibrate your Li-Ion battery by emptying the battery then charging it. Does this apply to Li-Pos too?
  4. Is it okay to not fully charge to 100% and just charge whenever I can, wherever I can?
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This isn't really related to Android but I've seen battery questions on here before so won't vote to close, however question 5 will just be speculation since people can't predict the future and there might be some new exciting break through in battery tech no one's expected, hence it isn't a good question for the site. –  Peanut Jan 7 '13 at 6:35
    
There, removed question 5 kind sir. –  Audiophile Jan 7 '13 at 6:39
    
I'd recommend you reading the corresponding Wikipedia article. A LiPo is comparable to a LiIo with slight differences, so "yes" to the other questions: LiPos are more sensitive to temperature, but general handling should be about the same. –  Izzy Jan 9 '13 at 7:55
    
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