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There is no question that Android has unique advantages over iOS, but there are also important features it still lacks or hasn't been able to implement compared to the latter. One of those is the battery health checker for iPhone, which was introduced many years ago. Apparently, Google could enable the same capability in the upcoming Android 14 OS.

New clues about Google enabling a dedicated battery health checker on Android phones and tablets through the final Android 14 release have been discovered. According to developer Mishaal Rahman, several sets of system and public APIs have been shipped by the search giant to the current beta version of Android 14.

Currently, functions of these APIs include extensive system battery status reports like the manufactured date and charge count, among others. In addition, there is also a battery health in percentage or an iOS-like feature that provides users information of the actual remaining capacity of the device's battery in the system.

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New Android 14-based Batt app that checks your device's battery health status and manufacturing date. / © Twitter/u/MishaalRahman

The developer already showed a screenshot of the service called Batt that already uses the new APIs. .The third-party app shows details like battery health status percentage, charge cycle, and manufacturing date. All of these can possibly be mirrored in the system-level view if Google eventually adds the feature in the Android 14, although it still depends on manufacturers on how they wanr to integrate it on their devices.

Google already previewed Android 14 OS back at 2023 I/O. The current build is still in Beta 2.1 with the stable versions expected to be rolled out in a couple of months and the definitive release to commence in the fall, likely hitting Pixel devices first.

What do you think of the Android OS gaining the battery health check feature? Would you find it useful on your device? Let us know in the comments.

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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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