Android L has a Battery Predictor, Showing you how much Juice You have Left

June 26, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Another new feature in Android L is the new battery predictor. In Android L, Google updates the battery section of the settings for the first time in basically ever. Sure Google has changed the way it looks, to fall into the update, with ICS, Jelly Bean, KitKat, etc. But the core usability of Battery stats have not changed since Android first launched all those years ago. Google added the ability to find wake locks easier, and also a battery predictor, which makes it easier to find out how much juice you’ve got left in your device. So now you don’t have to worry about how much juice you’ve got left, or download another app, like Battery Widget Reborn to figure out how much time is left based on your usage. Now this is something a few other OEM skins have done. One that comes to mind is LG’s where it shows you the estimated time til empty based on your usage.

Now the battery predictor will show the estimated time left at the bottom of the lock screen, as well as in Settings > Battery. Which is a really nice feature to have, and one of those that you have to scratch your head at, because we should have had it in Stock Android quite a while ago. But hey we’ve got it now and I bet a lot of people are excited to have this feature on their devices now.

The Android L developer preview went out today, so plenty of people are flashing it and using Android L. How many of you have already flashed your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 with the developer preview? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments down below.