In my Android settings (Version 6) I have the option to activate "to automatically share usage and diagnostics data".
I suppose that this will help certain developpers - and of course Google - by getting statistics of my battery states and usage (as the title says).
But appart from getting "more wonderful and stable apps" in later versions, is there any specific advantage for me? I am asking this as a user and as a developper (who has noticed that many users have this option turned off). In our part of the world (Africa) we are still paying for data, so providing this information will cost me and other users real money.
Do you know about any more direct incentive? Like "better status" in the Play Store? Brownie Points with Google?
Or - at least - can I have access somewhere and see what Google is collecting about my own usage and my own battery performance? That would be an incentive indeed. I might find that I spend much more time with my phone than I think (or maybe that way I discover that my baboon is using it when I leave the room...).
Please do not hate this question; I have started investigating this subject today, because some of our apps have just started giving crash-reports on the Play Console, so am collecting any information I can - from the dev-side and from the users-side. Thank you.
Edit: Since the first answer is questioning my mention of battery-information in my initial question, I will paste here a short summary from a Google Android Account Help page which does mention battery-level:
What information is shared with Google If you turn on usage and diagnostics, your device sends information to Google about what’s working and not working. For example, your device can send information like battery level, how often you use your apps, and the quality and length of your network connections (like mobile, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth). None of this information is used to identify you.