Android's Extended Software Support

 Android phones now receive longer software support, allowing users to keep their devices for an extended period.

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Challenge with Phone Batteries

Despite software improvements, a phone's battery is one of the first components to age.

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Making Battery Health Checks Easier

Google is working on making it easier to check battery health on Android devices.

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Framework for Long-Term Battery Statistics

With Android 14, Google introduces a framework to track long-term battery statistics like charge cycles and manufacturing dates.

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'Battery Information' Page Details

The Pixel Feature Drop update includes a new 'Battery Information' page, showing manufacturing date and charge cycle count.

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Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 Update

The Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 update reveals battery health percentage under Settings » Battery » Battery Health.

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Current vs. Original Full Charge Capacity

The percentage reflects the current full charge capacity compared to the original capacity.

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Potential Features in Android 15

Future updates may include displaying actual charge capacity and may extend to other Android devices like Samsung's Galaxy series.

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Timeframe and Notifications

The recalibration process for battery health may take a few weeks after the first boot.

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Serial Number and Part Status

Google plans to provide more battery information, including serial number and part status, possibly in Android 15.

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