Android 14 has recently introduced a fresh BatteryManager API to provide users with comprehensive insights into their smartphone’s battery health. This latest functionality and a range of other valuable features have generated considerable excitement. The information comes directly from Mishaal Rahman of Esper.io, who confirms that the new APIs offer a wealth of valuable data, including cycle count, charging status, manufacturing date, date of first use, setting policy, and the battery’s health status.
The new BatteryManager API is exclusively accessible on Google’s Pixel smartphones operating on Android 14 Beta 2 or later. Leveraging this API, developer @narektor has developed a battery health app named Batt, which allows users to access detailed battery health statistics. However, it should be noted that the accuracy of the provided battery health data may not be absolute. Nevertheless, this development sets the stage for a potential future release of an official battery health tracking feature by Google, presumably integrated within the Settings app.
Regrettably, there is a possibility that the upcoming Android 14 iteration might not incorporate this feature, potentially deferring it to Android 15 instead. Considering the high demand for such a feature among users, it will eventually become available in a subsequent release. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting development.