Published: Sat, November 25, 2017
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Pixel phones ready to receive Smart Battery features

Pixel phones ready to receive Smart Battery features

Google explains below how they previously calculated estimated battery life on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and what changes they are making. Michelle, the product manager from Google's NYC office, says that this prediction is not always accurate.

To improve accuracy, Google has created an "on-device model" that analyzes each device's battery usage over time to build an understanding of patterns of usage on similar days and times. To help you better predict how your battery will perform throughout the day, Google is adding a new "smart battery" feature to Pixel devices.

On Android phones by default, your estimated remaining battery life is based on pretty simple use habits.

Google took to its support forums yesterday to talk about a new feature which is already rolling out to Pixel smartphones.

The Pixel smartphone users can get to know the battery life estimations by heading on to Battery under the Settings menu. People can view the percent of battery left as well as how many hours the device is expected to last.

Around a month back Google launched its battery management application called Device Health Service to see the Google Play Store.

According to Android Authority, the feature works on the Nexus 6P running Android 8.1 DP.

"This means that if you're like me and love to binge-watch YouTube on your way home, your phone will include that extra battery drain from Corgi videos in your estimate!" You can also click on the big battery icon to see graphic representations of these forecasts, which will do a great job of indicating periods of high and low usage that should correspond to your typical behavior. The app also allows you to turn on or off the battery saver, auto-brightness and to display the battery percentage option using a toggle.

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