Google Pixel Introduces 'Smart Battery' for Battery Improvement

Pixel XL Phone and Charge

One of Android 8.0 Oreo's new features is the new actionable battery menu, which gives you far more details and options than the previous design. If you've used about 10% per hour over the past few hours, we would guess you will keep using 10% per hour.

Google has added a new battery feature for Pixel users that is claimed to make accurate battery life predictions. "As you might expect, this wasn't always very accurate", the company wrote in a blog post late on Thursday.

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.

That way it can personalize predictions based on how an individual uses the phone, factoring frequent and predictable usage spikes such as might be observable if that person likes watching Netflix or YouTube during the daily commute home.

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In order to access this feature all you need to do is head over to Settings Battery. There, you will find a personalized battery estimate, which not only informs the percentage of battery left, but also the time (in hours) that the phone will last.

Previously, the Pixel smartphones did a simple prediction on the battery consumption as well as performance but the same was often incorrect.

Google took to its support forums yesterday to talk about a new feature which is already rolling out to Pixel smartphones.

I think it's safe to say that one of the most important things in a phone is battery life. 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. The personalised estimate is usually found under the "Battery" section.

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