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

December 18 2017, 02:55 | Alexander Lowe

Google Pixel and Pixel Xl gets new features along with Android 8.1 Developer Preview

Google explains how it makes personalized battery life predictions

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. For instance, if a user consumes five percent of the phone's battery per hour for the first five hours, then the phone would automatically assume that the user will now continue to use the same five percent for subsequent hour till the battery runs out. If you used a certain amount of battery life in a given hour, the estimate used that to guess your usage through the day.

"To see these predictions for yourself, visit Settings on your phone". 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.

The Google Pixel 2 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery, while the XL version has a 3520 mAh battery. Android users will be hoping that this new change will move beyond the Pixel borders. An "on-device model" evaluates your battery usage habits day by day to better predict how you'll use your phone and how the battery will be used up.

Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones last month received Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview build which brought a lot of bells and whistles from the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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

"Smart battery" is created to give users better estimates on what to expect from their battery through the day, Google said. The Pixel team's Product Manager has just announced an update was released recently for the phones that will improve battery life.

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