Home Latest News Android 14 could bring detailed battery health stats to Samsung … –...

Android 14 could bring detailed battery health stats to Samsung … – SamMobile – Samsung news

© 2023 SamMobile
SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.
Last updated: June 2nd, 2023 at 11:21 UTC+02:00
Android smartphones don’t have an iPhone-like Battery Health feature that displays a battery’s maximum remaining capacity compared to the original capacity. Samsung shows battery health in the Samsung Members app, but it doesn’t display an accurate percentage of remaining capacity as iPhones do. However, with Android 14, Google has added new capabilities that could bring detailed battery health statistics to Android phones and tablets.
Android expert Mishaal Rahman has revealed that Google has added new capabilities to the BatteryManager APIs with Android 14. These new capabilities allow devices to report more detailed information about battery health, including battery charge cycle count, charging policy, charging status, date of first use, manufacturing date, and the state of health. However, these new APIs are currently only available on Pixel devices running Android 14 Beta 2 (or newer).
However, the data reflected by new BatteryHealth APIs depends on the capabilities of the charging IC (integrated chip) and HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer), so the accuracy may vary depending on the smartphone or tablet. A charging IC is a chip that controls the battery charging of a device.
The battery health statistics shown in the image below are through an app called Batt that uses new BatteryHealth APIs. It is possible that Samsung may use these new BatteryHealth APIs in Android 14-based One UI 6.0 to accurately surface more battery health-related information on Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
Android 14 Battery Health Statistics
You might also like
Good Lock is one of Samsung’s most amazing apps. It gives you the ability to customize the look and feel of their phone’s software and also alter how many critical features (such as the lock screen, multitasking, and even the keyboard) work to enhance your user experience. Samsung has been a little stingy when it […]
According to multiple Samsung Galaxy owners, the Trusted Devices option is no longer available on their devices and is missing. This is also true for Google Pixel owners. Trusted Devices is a feature that keeps your phone unlocked when it is connected to a Bluetooth watch or a car. Trusted devices is a part of […]
Last week, Samsung released the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 beta update to the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea. Yesterday, the update was released in the UK, and today, the update has been released in the US. Samsung has been pretty good at making the One UI 6.0 beta update available to various phones […]
In a few months, Samsung will be releasing the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update worldwide for a number of eligible Galaxy smartphones and tablets. But like it has done for previous big Android and One UI updates, Samsung is letting customers in some markets to beta test Android 14 and One UI 6.0. […]
On Tuesday, Samsung started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 beta update to the Galaxy S22 series. Back then, the update was made available only in South Korea. Today, the company has started rolling out the One UI 6.0 beta update to the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra in the […]
The stable version of Android 14 was expected to be released this month, but Google postponed the release to line it up with the Pixel launch event in October. However, Google released the first Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 update to compatible Pixel smartphones, and it appears the company has copied Samsung’s Maintenance Mode feature. […]
September 2023 security patch
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 40mm
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 LTE 40mm
Best picks
Social media
© 2023 SamMobile