Android Pie,the latest Android release, can do some cool things with notifications and has added in some half-baked gestures, but ultimately it looks a lot like Oreo. Which looked a lot like Nougat. There are folks who hate it all and wanted to see it burned to the ground and rebuilt into something different, but Pie wasn’t the update for them. But it is the update for everyone else. And that’s because it addresses the single most important thing about every smartphone in the world: battery life.
We always want the battery to last longer. You can buy specific phones with ginormous batteries or secret sauce that makes a battery last longer than it should but most phones don’t fit that mold and have smaller batteries and dedicated forums filled with people and ideas to make them last longer.
Pie changes all of that. Google is using its powerful and scary Artificial Intelligence to make the battery last longer. Google calls itAdaptive Battery. If you are in a place with a strong signal and mind what you are doing you can get almost three days from a Pixel 2 battery and that’s with the screen on about 7 hours worth during that time. And you can cruise on over to Reddit and see folks that are getting even better numbers since the Pie update. That’s downright amazing.
Some folks were skeptical at first when Google started talking about machine learning that can predict your usage and get insane battery life, and there is a problem somewhere that makes your battery life suck if youdon’thave a great signal. Clearly, the tech isn’t perfect. But it’s better than most expected and that’s always a plus. Android updates are always a mixed bag of good and bad and that one thing thatreallysucks. Google got Adaptive Battery right, or at least almost right, on the first try.
H/T Android Central