Google Rolls New Changes To Make Pixel Battery Estimates Smarter

Google explains how it makes personalized battery life predictions

To avoid precisely this, Google is implementing a new Smart Battery feature, and all Pixel devices are about to receive it.

The update, which should be quietly rolling out to your Pixel phone now, is meant to make battery life estimates on the handset more accurate, and as a result much more useful. The handset have a Smart Battery feature that estimate your usage based on what you have done previously. In a blog post, the search giant noted that the battery predictions so far were based on a simple logic, for instance, if a user is using 20% battery each hour for the past few hours, the algorithm assumes the rate to continue, and gives the forecast accordingly. As you might imagine, there are many scenarios where this method won't be able to provide you with accurate data. Your phone looks at your battery usage on similar days and times, and uses that to predict your battery life in a personalized way.

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. Pixel users can check this feature by navigating through the smartphone's "Battery" option under settings and tapping on the personalised battery settings. Here, users will see a graphical representation of of battery usage.




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.

Google also added that the estimates are not correct always. The Pixel team's Product Manager has just announced an update was released recently for the phones that will improve battery life. Personalized estimates will, hopefully, improve battery management. They can also click on the big battery icon to see the estimate represented graphically over time.

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