Google Pixel smartphones gets smart battery features


Last month, the Android 8.1 Developer Preview officially brought over numerous Pixel 2's new features and UI changes - including an updated Pixel Launcher - to the original Made by Google phones. As you might expect, this wasn't always very accurate. We are talking about Dash Charge, the company's proprietary charging technology, that allows super fast recharging of phones, even when you are using the phone.

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.

The graph will also reflect how Google's model predicts high and low usage as seen in steeper and flatter portions of the graph. The top of the app drawer now features a rounded Search bar with the Google "G" on the left-hand side. It was on the Google Play Store but is not now available.

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The simply-named Smart Battery feature is created to give users a better, more accurate and realistic expectation of how their battery will last throughout the day.

These updates are now widely rolling out this morning to original Pixel and Pixel XL owners on Android 8.1. The users can get to know how the battery will be used throughout the day on a chart. While there is no telling on whose fault the blue shift is, the least Google could do is not blame users that are turning in their Pixel 2 for a fix. It brought a lot of new features from the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL to their predecessors.

Take a look at the video below.