Google has accidentally launched a test function

Google remotely enabled battery saving mode on some Android 9 Pie phones

However, when users with devices running Android Pie began noticing that Battery Saver - a feature that kicks in when you are running low on charge to preserve battery life - started turning on regardless of whether the phone was low on battery or not, it wasn't really AI at work.

Interestingly, a bunch of Google Pixel users reported that the battery saving feature was set to turn on as soon as their device battery charged to 99 percent.

It is believed that only Google's Pixel line of handsets and the Andy Rubin-made Essential Phone were impacted by this fiddling, as they are the only ones which have access to the full Android Pie OS at this moment in time.

Google eventually admitted that it was an experimental feature that was accidentally rolled out to more users than intended.

This meant that some users were unable to receive notifications or to access automatic location-based features.

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Google also rolled back the battery-saving settings to their original settings on the affected phones. "Please configure to your liking".

A Lyft driver, for example, claimed that he was "screwed majorly" by Google's slip-up. "As expected when battery saver is activated, my Global Positioning System became unusable, the Lyft app stopped updating and I ended up looking like a fool with a POS phone, who can't find his way around", he said.

One Redditor said "the whole "we'll fix it guys" is not gonna fly on this one". In a discussion on the Google Pixel subreddit, the official Google account confirmed the behavior, and said that it was accidental. Google hadn't notified users of any changes due to occur, so what happened exactly? Google is able to change MY settings, MY settings profile, write new MY settings.

Both Google and Apple have "kill switches" that allow them to make changes to their smartphone software in the event of an emergency, but in this case, it was a test gone wrong.

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