Google improves the battery life of Pixel smartphone in an update

Google has announced that it is making some changes to the way battery usage is estimated on their Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

For a long time, Android's battery estimate chart has been created simply from assumptions, as Google explains.

"If you are a Pixel user you must have noticed that the smartphones" battery life predictions haven't been the most accurate. You can have the best phone in the world, but that means nothing if it can't last a day.

Google explains how it makes personalized battery life predictions
'Smart Battery' feature added to Google Pixel devices to more accurately predict battery life

The new trait is aimed at Pixel users for nowadays, but we can expect it to dribble down to more Android appliances in the prospect.

In order to understand how Smart Battery works, let's take a look at the way these estimates were made in the past. Over here, the remaining running hours of the battery can be seen. "If you've used about 10% per hour over the past few hours, we would guess you will keep using 10% per hour", wrote Michelle. When you update to the latest Pixel software, you will see a personalized battery estimate on the "Battery" section under "Settings". Also, the battery settings menu will give an accurate estimation of the amount of time that you can use your smartphone without charging it. 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. Beginning with Pixel devices, Google is bringing a new feature called "smart battery" that predicts battery life in a "personalised way". 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.

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  • Delia Davidson