Google bumps up the official ASUS Nexus 7 battery life estimate

For some reason, Google has updated its product pages for every single version of the ASUS Nexus 7, and on each of those pages, the battery life expectations have been increased from eight hours to ten. To make this even more interesting, this comes the day after Android 4.2.2 started rolling out, leading some to speculate that perhaps the update is doing something to improve battery life by quite a bit.

Other than the updated product pages, I haven’t been able to find anything from Google confirming that Android 4.2.2 does contain these rather impressive battery optimizations, but I’m very pleased nonetheless. Perhaps taking a page from Google Chrome’s handbook, Google is indeed making its Nexus devices better with age – whether we’re talking about Project Butter, which brought some nice speed improvements across the board, or with these latest battery improvements.

My Nexus 7 is still sitting here with Android 4.2.1 – I’ve been hitting that update button relentlessly, but haven’t gotten anything yet. I also haven’t gotten a chance to install it manually yet, but I might just have to given this particular enhancement.

[Google Play via Android Police]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.