Google adds new battery life prediction process in its Pixel phones

Google's shiny new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is the first phones shipping with Google's stock goodness in Android 8.0, but if you are still rocking one of the first generation Pixels then there is a good news for you.

As always, the search giant promises to further improve your battery experience on the Pixel devices, and also asks for suggestions from users.

With this new update for the Pixel Launcher, the Search bar will now be seen at the bottom of the Home Screen instead of the top.

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

Up to this point, Pixel phones would estimate battery loss using a rather simple formula. So for example, if you normally spend your lunch break watching videos, Smart Battery will take notice of that and adjust its estimates accordingly.

Google and Nexus users can head to Settings tab on their device to see battery predictions.

Long-pressing the Battery icon displays "Advanced battery usage", which shows a graph of estimated battery life, including the number of hours since it was fully charged and hours before the battery will be fully depleted. For a reminder Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both features Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of RAM. The device can be purchased online on Flipkart and offline on Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, Poorvika, Sangeetha Mobiles and others.

Google has added a new battery feature for Pixel users that is claimed to make accurate battery life predictions. The company has priced the 64GB version at Rs 73,000 and the 128GB variant at Rs 82,000. Now it looks like Google has uploaded the app to the Play Store. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. There is also an 8MP front shooter with aperture of f/2.4 for selfies.

  • Latoya Cobb