Google's battery app gets released in the Play Store

Google continues the trend of having apps that are part of the Android OS being released as independently in the Play Store. Device Health Services is the name of Google's battery app that's been recently released in the Android app store.

Since the app only comes pre-loaded on Nexus and Pixel devices, it will not work on smartphones launched by other brands. Also, the oldest handset to be able to run the battery app seems to be the Nexus 5.

On top of that, the application is not available worldwide. We know it can be downloaded in the United States, so if you try to access the Google Play Store page from another country and get an error, then it's likely that the app is now available in your region.

Device Health Services app is meant to show your phone's battery usage habits and how long it will last. You have a few personalization options that allow you to show the battery percentage in the status bar, as well as optimize adaptive brightness.

Now that the app is available in the Play Store, we assume Google will start delivering updates much faster than before since there's no need to push Android OS updates.

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15 Comments

1. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Available in the UK on my Pixel XL.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If you've got nothing else better to do, the user reviews have proven to be pretty funny.

4. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Heh, Google has about as much business trying to push the points of battery conservation as Bush would teaching a lecture on world peace

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm sad to say that you're probably right on this matter.

3. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well maybe Google should spend more time fixing their OS under the hood to lessen wakelocks caused by Google Play Services or Android OS... Which is not specified as to what is keeping it awake,even after a factory reset.

13. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Google apps are poorly optimized garbage. Between the Chrome mediaserver drain and Google play services battery drain Google apps are a dumpster fire. The only way I have found to get rid of the Play Services wakelock is go phone settings>Google Play Service Version XX.X.XX after that number is (XXX-XXXXXXXX) copy or remember that number and go to ApkMirror and find the version matching the first three numbers and side load it. Seems like every 4 months it does not update correctly and never goes back to sleep. Alot of Android's issues can be linked back to Googles data harvesting. Android is far from perfect but the best of the worst for what I want out of my devices.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Sorry! This content is not available in your country yet." OK, fine, maybe next time :-/

10. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Install VPN , connect to USA server , clean data of play store , re-open play store and install it normally

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's already on apkmirror if you want it..

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Another useless bloatware gimmicky App from Google to the Android pile.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Why are you so butthurt about anything Google does?

9. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

He really wanted a Pixel 2 XL but can't afford one, so he's all pissy now.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

But I'm sure he use Google as default search engine :v

14. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Wait, so it comes preinstalled on Nexus and Pixel phones and only works on Nexus and Pixel phones? Did I interpret that wrong? What would be the point if that's the case?

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Because maybe you have a Nexus phone made before this app?

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