Google working on feature to accurately estimate battery life

Pixel phones to receive better battery estimation through new ‘Smart Battery’ feature

Up to this point, Pixel phones would estimate battery loss using a rather simple formula. Google claims that it will assume you will continue to use 10 percent of battery per hour based on your previews hours usage.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL might not have had the best beginning because of emerging display issues, but one area where the search giant has proved that its smartphones are ahead is the camera. So, if you have a habit of watching a lot of YouTube videos during the weekend and frequently use your email or Slack during the weekdays, a new on-device model will learn these habits and adjust your estimated remaining battery life based on them.

Google Pixel, Nexus battery app has been updated via the Play Store as "Device Health Services" to show a more accurate and personalised prediction of how long a user's smartphone battery will last. Michelle, a Product Manager at Google's NYC Office, states "Your phone looks at your battery usage on similar days and times and uses that to predict your battery life in a personalized way". Not only can you see on a chart how your battery will be used through the day, but the battery settings menu will give you a much more accurate estimate on the amount of time you can use your phone until the battery runs out.

If you'd like to see these predictions for yourself, go to Settings - Battery. There you'll see the percent level of battery remaining and the time duration for which it will support your device.

Bandipora encounter: 5 militants gunned down, IAF Garud commando killed
One of the terrorists killed in the encounter is Owaid, nephew of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. Hajin has witnessed several encounters between militants and security forces in the last one year.

The Google Pixel smartphones have received positive reviews in many aspects but there is one major problem that many users face.

So if you are rocking the older Pixel with Android 8.1, keep an eye open in the update section.

To get an assessment of high and low control by the new Smart battery feature, clients can tap on the full-size battery symbol which will then illustrate distinctive user prototype for battery usage.

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