Google is frequently operating on enhancing Google Maps, its navigation application. The firm has now rolled out a new function for the Android consumers. The new function will allow consumers to see the battery percentage left on the smartphone. The new functionality is claimed to separate in line with the location sharing functionality of Google Maps.
So, when a consumer will share their position then they will also share the battery percentage of their handset with everybody to see. As per a report by Android Police, the battery sharing function has been in progress for sometime but was not seen to everybody. In addition to this, the functionality also did not show the exact battery level until now.
The report also claimed that on some occasions the battery percentage of a handset was less that 15% but, it showed a formal message claiming “John’s battery is between 50 and 75%.” Now, it appears that the firm has operated on the function and is steadily launching it out to everybody.
The function may not be helpful for the consumers who do not employ the location sharing function. On the other hand, the users who employ the location sharing function will find it useful since it assists them to keep a track of status of other user’s handset.
Previous month, Google launched out the India-first “two wheeler” functionality of Google Maps worldwide. The firm rolled out the functionality in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
The two-wheeler mode assists the motorbike riders to find their way from one location to another with simplicity. Head of Product at Google Maps, Krish Vitaldevara, claimed, “The objective is for drivers to read via the directions to assist memorize the path before they begin navigating, especially since these nations tend to have alleyways & roads without real names.”
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