Google Maps’ new feature can help others ‘track’ your smartphone’s battery
NEW DELHI: Google is regularly working on improving its navigation app — Google Maps. The company has now introduced a new feature for the Android users. The new feature will enable users to see the percentage of battery left on the device. The new feature is said to work in accordance with the location sharing feature of Google Maps.
So, when a user will share their location then they will also share the battery level of their smartphone with everyone to see. According to a report by Android Police, the battery sharing feature has been around for sometime but was not visible to everyone. Moreover, the feature also didn’t show the exact percentage level of the battery until now.Read more ↓
The report also added that on some occasions the battery level of a phone was below 15% but, it displayed a formal message saying “John’s battery is between 50 and 75%.” Now, it seems that the company has worked on the feature and is slowly rolling it out to everyone.
The feature might not be useful for the users who don’t use the location sharing feature. However, on the other hand, the people who use the location sharing feature will find it use as it helps them to keep a track of status of other person’s smartphone.
Last month, Google globally rolled out the India-first ‘two wheeler’ feature of Google Maps. The company released the feature in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The two-wheeler mode help the bike riders to navigate their way from one place to another with ease. Krish Vitaldevara, Google Maps’ Head of Product, said, “The goal is for drivers to read through the directions first to help memorise the path before they start navigating, especially since these countries tend to contain roads and alleyways without actual names.”