Table of contents:
- Media control from quick settings
- Possibility to configure power menu
- Application Suggestion
- New shape for icons
- Turn bubbles on and off
Accidental leaks are more common and now it has happened with Android 11 beta, because thanks to this small “incident” We know much of what's what's new in the next big version of Google's mobile operating system.
In fact, I had planned an event to launch the Android 11 beta tomorrow, June 3, but it has been postponed due to the tense situation in the United States due to the riots, so that the official release date is postponed until further notice.
However, some developers seem to have reached Android 11 Beta to their terminals and they are the ones that precisely do not allow them to know all the news of the new version. In any case, we already met yesterday a functionality related to the Smart Home and payments with the power button.
Android 11 beta would be Android R and there are still several versions to go until the official one is released for all compatible terminals, the latest ones first Google Pixel models and then the rest of the mobile devices, which surely many will benefit from.
Media control from quick settings
The Android 11 beta developer options will add a feature called “Media resumption”. What this feature does once activated is to enable a small multimedia control box easily accessible from system quick settings.
The user, just by sliding his finger from top to bottom, would enter the quick options and you could find there the possibility to pause/play the music that is being played, ability to skip to the next song, see the title and author, etc.
Possibility to configure power menu
This is some very cool functionality that we talked about recently. Basically, the power menu that appears when you press the mobile on/off button will expand your options with Smart Home options and even see credit cards or debit cards to choose one and use it instantly through NFC.
That is to say, this classic menu, which is practically the same in all mobiles with such basic and well-known options as the possibility of turning off, airplane mode, restarting and more, will be increased withcontrols for smart home and mobile payments , plus a corresponding redesign to accommodate as many new buttons.
In any case, they will not be permanent controls and the user will be able to decide whether or not to have them in the power menu because this possibility will be configurablefrom the Android 11 settings, so in this sense everything is very customizable.
The Android 11 Pixel Launcher will integrate a functionality that is related to the application suggestion according to the routines that the user follows. These apps would be implemented on the home screen or “Home Screen” of your Pixel mobile.
It would work as follows, imagine that you frequently use the image gallery because you constantly take photos and videos, then Android 11 might suggest add said application to the Home Screenso you can access it quickly.
Likewise, and as with the previous novelty, the suggestions provided by the user taking into account the actions carried out in the system, could also be deactivated from the settings, although the functionality is probably activated by default.
New shape for icons
Android 11 beta will add new icon shapes, specifically the “IconShapeVessel”, “IconShapeTaperedRect” and “IconShapePebble” styles. They are curious and rare designs to say the least because they give the icons a different and strange appearance.
As can be seen in the images, the icons may take on an octagonal style, with not so defined circles and small curves in the left and right sides. This format will allow the user to customize from time to time the system apps and many others.
Turn bubbles on and off
Another novelty of Android 11 beta is that a specific functionality is added in the settings that will allow the user toTurn app bubbles on and off , so this will become an adjustable option and give us an idea of what more will have this ability.
You have to remember that apps like Facebook Messenger already enjoy this possibility, which means that when someone talks to you through a conversation, a floating notification appears on Android that we can move around the screen to access it or close it.