Android 14 – Android 14 comes with a very important and required featureVery important details about Android 14
iOS has the missing Battery Health feature as a native feature on Android to show the maximum remaining capacity of a device’s battery. However, Android 14 could bring that to all Android devices when its final version is released.
Very important details about Android 14
Ex-XDA Developers EIC Mishaal Rahman revealed that Google has added some new BatteryManager APIs to the Android 14 beta.
Two of them are public APIs – used to provide information about cycle counts and charge status – while the rest are system APIs that report device manufacture date, first use date, charge policy, and health status.
Rahman reported that any app with the BATTERY_STATS permission can call these system APIs, but they are only available on Pixel devices running Android 14 Beta 2 or higher.
Developer Narek has developed an app called Batt that uses these new APIs to report smartphone battery health and charging cycles. You can download it from GitLab and try it on your device if it is running Android 14.
However, the accuracy of the data shared by the application cannot be guaranteed since it reports what the APIs return and these statistics depend on the information that the charging IC tracks. It also depends on whether the HAL supports this feature.
Hopefully, Google will add the proper battery health feature to stable Android 14 so that you don’t have to rely on apps like Batt to check your device’s battery health status.
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