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Google brings better accuracy to Pixel and Pixel XL battery life estimates

25 November, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • Google explains how it makes personalized battery life predictions

As Android Authority notes, the now built-in feature looks related to a distinct app that Google was working on in October called Device Health Services, which calculated remaining battery life based on usage. As you might expect, this wasn't always very accurate. This way, you can be sure if you have enough to last you through the day.

"Smart battery" is created to give users better estimates on what to expect from their battery through the day, Google was quoted as saying.

Battery stats on Pixel and Pixel 2 are now more closely based on exactly how you choose to use your phone.

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

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In order to understand how Smart Battery works, let's take a look at the way these estimates were made in the past. Among other variables, Google will now compare your battery usage on similar days and times to help better predict your estimated battery life remaining.

Lastly, with these newly personalized estimations in place, Google says that it's "interested in exploring new ways of proactively helping you manage your battery to make it through the day".

But now with new Smart Battery feature in Pixel will analyse every battery consuming operation on the phone and keep track of the usage over time and predict near-accurate batter life expectancy.

Until now smartphone battery estimators presumed that a certain set of usage trend will continue throughout the day. Your personalized estimate should be located right under the "Battery" section. The feature relies on a new on-device model that evaluates how you use your phone over time. If you tap the battery icon you also get a graph showing how this estimate will play out.

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