Google working on feature to accurately estimate battery life

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Essentially, Google has updated the algorithms to be much more intelligent in your phone-use analysis and how this can be used to determine estimated battery drain. Let's say that you've used your Pixel device for several hours.

"Smart battery" is created to give users better estimates on what to expect from their battery through the day, Google was quoted as saying. As you might expect, this wasn't always very accurate.

If you want to take a look at the new battery predictions, head to Battery in Settings and there you would see the remaining running hours for your device. A product manager from a New York City-based office of Google explained the update using the Pixel product forum page and revealed how the latest implement from Google will help a user to gain more accurate battery life prediction on the Pixel devices. But behind the scenes, the company has been tweaking 'Device Health Services, ' the app that calculates your remaining battery percentage based on your usage. Using all these data the built-in model will personalize the prediction for how long exactly the battery will go. Pixel users can check this feature by navigating through the smartphone's "Battery" option under settings and tapping on the personalised battery settings.

Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones last month received Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview build which brought a lot of bells and whistles from the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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It's thought that all modern Android smartphones were subject to this method of tracking over the course of 2017. So, for example, if I'm on Verizon and in the USA , my Android phone would send this data back to Google.

In particular, Google has improved the battery level assumption by the smartphone.

"Finally, tell us if you have more ideas about how you would like your phone to inform you or warn you about battery", read the post.

In addition, clicking the battery icon will provide you with an estimate represented graphically over time. Your personalized estimate should be located right under the "Battery" section.