Google Pixel, Nexus battery app updated to show more accurate estimate


"Smart battery" is created to give users better estimates on what to expect from their battery through the day, Google was quoted as saying. Declared on Thursday, Google states that the recent Smart battery will "make your battery life estimates more accurate on Pixel!".

Google recently detailed a new process that it implemented to predict the battery life of Pixel phones with the help of deep learning technology. For instance, if the phone user consumes 10% percent battery life per hour for a past few hours, the device would just assume, the owner will consume that much power every hour and adjust battery life expectancy accordingly. Michelle, the product manager from Google's NYC office, says that this prediction is not always accurate.

Google has included a new battery highlight for Pixel a consumer, that is argued to craft precise battery time prophecies. But behind the scenes, the company has been tweaking 'Device Health Services, ' the app that calculates your remaining battery percentage based on your usage.

"This means that if you're like me and love to binge-watch YouTube on your way home, your phone will include that extra battery drain from Corgi videos in your estimate!" the post reads. By clicking on the battery icon they can also see the estimate represented graphically over time: periods of estimated high and low usage should correspond to the user's typical behaviour.

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

According to Android Authority, the feature works on the Nexus 6P running Android 8.1 DP.

For a long time, Android's battery estimate chart has been created simply from assumptions, as Google explains. The personalised estimate is usually found under the "Battery" section.