Nobody likes having a device suddenly shut down while using, and this is why most of them can tell us when they are beginning to lose battery. However, this might be problematic if you’re using electronics which connect via Bluetooth. This is why Android finally decided it’s good to know when your Bluetooth devices require charging. Therefore, it might soon embed a system which tells you how much battery they have left.
Android doesn’t let you know when your Bluetooth device is running out of battery
All electronic devices come with a mechanism which warns you when their battery won’t last for long. This way, you can find out when you have to go look for a charger and plug them in. However, working with tools which connect via Bluetooth is a bit more complicated. They can warn you when they’re running out of battery, but the device you connect them to usually doesn’t do it.
Android doesn’t have such a capability. Those phones with an Open Source Project Android will probably never be able to deal with such a feature. These include Nexus, Pixel phones, and even Sony or Motorola. However, this might be possible to add on other phones, such as Samsung. In fact, several third-party apps offer you this feature.
A new Android version might bring the feature as well
Now, Android wants to make it possible without using any third-party apps. There have been several changes in the Open Source code which now include battery levels for such devices. This means that all developers for all kind of devices and Android versions will have a uniform way of introducing this feature.
However, we cannot tell when it will be done. What is for sure is the fact that this feature won’t be included in Android 8.0. The code for this version has already been done, and no new features are likely to be added at this point. However, an 8.1 feature might be here soon, so we won’t probably have to wait that long for a battery feature.
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