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Google’s X lab reportedly has a small, secretive team working on batteries that last longer.

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A gadget fan’s most common gripes usually revolve around their favorite device’s battery power. Although battery life is certainly showing improvisations every single year, it sounds like Google is working on ways to make it leap forward like never before.

The Wall Street Journal has released a report which indicates that the secretive and experimental Google X lab is trying to develop new battery technology to power its expanding universe of hardware products and emerging technology. The report however indicated that Google was likely to push this technology across a wide variety of the less established industries it works in, including its self-driving cars as well as more general healthcare, robotics, and communications groups.

Google reportedly has a four-person team working on battery technologies inside its secret Google X labs. The team is said to be headed up by Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj,who used to be a battery guru at Apple.The focus of the team’s efforts is said to be on advancing battery technologies like the lithium-ion packs that are in many of the devices that we’ve already got, as well as thinner solid state batteries.The team has been working on this battery technology since at least 2012, the Journal reports, although it doesn’t sound like the publication has any idea how close they are to making major breakthroughs.

At the same time, Google has reported that other teams are also working to manufacture more powerful as well as efficient batteries with AllCell Technologies LLC and also for three more programs too.

Between its Android phones and tablets, Google Glass, driverless cars, and a contact lens that can measure glucose levels, it’s no surprise that Google is interested in advancing battery technology.Long lasting batteries are the key to goggles ambition.If Google can figure out how to improve batteries, it’s got a huge roster of products that would benefit. Exactly what kind of battery advances Dr. Bhardwaj and the Google X team achieve remains to be seen, but I’m sure that we can all agree that we’d love to see some major advances in battery tech, so it’ll be interesting to see what comes of this effort in the future.


 


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