Google Pixel 2 Gets Some Changes To Battery Estimates

Posted November 25, 2017

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL might not have had the best beginning because of emerging display issues, but one area where the search giant has proved that its smartphones are ahead is the camera.

However, with the new smart battery features, the smartphone now has an on-device model based on usage from similar days or times of day to create more accurate estimations of your usage.

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. For instance, if the battery level depleted by 20 percent in the last 4 hours the system would presume that the device will be used in the same manner henceforth. "As you might expect, this wasn't always very accurate", a Pixel product manager explained in a blog post.

"To fix this, we built an on-device model that evaluates how you use your phone's battery over time". When you update to the latest Pixel software, you will see a personalized battery estimate on the "Battery" section under "Settings". But behind the scenes, the company has been tweaking 'Device Health Services, ' the app that calculates your remaining battery percentage based on your usage. Android users will be hoping that this new change will move beyond the Pixel borders.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL recently gets the Android 8.1 Developer preview.

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

I think it's safe to say that one of the most important things in a phone is battery life. When you tap the battery, you'll be able to see the advanced battery usage data and the new estimate numbers. Personalized estimates will, hopefully, improve battery management.