Pixel Launcher Update Brings New Features to Original Pixel Smartphones

Google explains how it makes personalized battery life predictions

In order to help users get to know how well their Pixel smartphone's battery will perform all through the day, Google appears to have added a smart battery feature to these smartphones. Over here, the remaining running hours of the battery can be seen.

You can view these reworked estimates under the Battery option in Settings on your Pixel or Pixel 2 like usual, and tapping on the battery icon from the Battery page will now show an even more accurate preview of your battery life as the day goes on.

"To fix this, we built an on-device model. 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!"

Despite garnering negative points for its initial niggles the Google Pixel 2 does score some brownie points when it comes to the camera benchmarks. Google claims that it will assume you will continue to use 10 percent of battery per hour based on your previews hours usage.

Pixel users are getting more accurate battery-life predictions, based on usage patterns. When you update to the latest Pixel software, you will see a personalized battery estimate on the "Battery" section under "Settings". Hence, to enhance the accuracy, Google developed an on-device model. Today, Google has released a new update for the Pixel Launcher which brings a lot more new features. There you'll see the percent level of battery remaining and the time duration for which it will support your device.

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

It's our number one cause of smartphone anxiety - battery life, and the risk that it might just run out before we expect it to.

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