Google's Project Volta Fights Dying Smartphone Batteries With Science

At Google I/O today, the search-and-everything-else giant unveiled a new mobile tool to help your smartphone survive to the end of the day. Say hello to Project Volta.

Volta is a data-heavy way to help boost your battery life and give you insight into what's draining your mobile device's juice. Take a look and see which apps are hogging your battery, and what time of day you blow through the most energy.

Google's Project Volta Fights Dying Smartphone Batteries With Science

And there's a smart Battery Saver feature, which shuts off certain apps when you're low on power. It'll even go so far as to cut off your Wi-Fi and dim your display. Google says these tricks can give you an extra 90 minutes of battery life, which doesn't sound like a lot—until you're at 1% and nowhere near a charger.