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Google's Battery App 'Device Health Services' Comes to Play Store

Google's Battery App 'Device Health Services' Comes to Play Store

If you already have the Pixel Launcher installed, this should install on top of it. The battery app has only been included on Google's Nexus and Pixel devices, and support has not been widened with this standalone release. Enabling Auto-Flash will now also let you know that the dual-LED flash of the device will fire when you take your shot, whereas the front camera mode now offers a "Face retouching" toggle which will make the skin textures of your face less sharp and deal with some small spots. This along with a few other bits of software have been both ripped from the Pixel 2 and made available to all Android users - a bunch of which will be able to use the lot.

When the Google Assistant was officially announced, many looked at it as a beefed up and more personal version of Google Now. At a glance, and all that. This was a predictive virtual assistant that the company had been working on for quite a while and even released a new feature for it called Google Now on Tap, before replacing the system in favor of Assistant.

So, what's new in Pixel Launcher 2.0, or whatever you want to call it? And make sure you understand that whatever happens with that file or your smartphone or anything else, for that matter, SlashGear will not be held accountable. It's handy to be able to see your usage habits, and the app gives you easy access to battery-optimizing settings such as switching adaptive brightness and sleep options.

These images and apk files all come from the intrepid Android developers at XDA.

The app, which you can download from an unofficial mirror here, is the new default launcher for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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