On Android 11, Google could add shortcuts to control the connected objects in the menu power supply.
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Normally, Google would have had to organize a conference I/O in the month of may to showcase the new features of its ecosystem. But as you know, this conference has not taken place because of the pandemic. On the other hand, the firm should organize an online event to present the first beta of Android 11 the month of June. But this event has been postponed because of the events in the United States. ” This is not the time to celebrate “, had indicated that the firm of Mountain View in a tweet.
A new menu for controlling the connected objects
Obviously, on the next version of its OS, Google has provided a new ” menu power “. According to a tweet relayed by The Verge, this new menu will include new keyboard shortcuts to control the connected objects in the home. And if you have a surveillance camera, it will even be possible to have a tile that will include the video stream of this camera. These shortcuts would only turn on or turn off a connected object by pressing the tiles. A long press could redirect the user to the mobile application that corresponds to the connected object.
Another image shows that live camera feeds can be shown here, though I bet it will only refresh very very slowly (or on demand whenever the Controls populates.)
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The menu would also include a shortcut to the payment systems, while the buttons to turn off the smartphone, to restart or to do a screenshot will be positioned at the top.
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For the moment, of course, it is not just rumors, Google has not yet presented the new features of the interface on Android 11. Nevertheless, the site XDA-Developers had already mentioned the presence of clues concerning these new shortcuts on the second preview to developers of the operating system. In any case, it would be a nice feature for those that already have devices connected to the home, and a good complement to Google Assistant for Android smartphones.
As a reminder, for the moment, Android 11 is still in preview version. This is a version that is very unstable, but that allows developers to test new API. Normally, the beta should be closer to the stable version which will be released in a few months, and should also allow people to test Android 11 on more smartphones. Indeed, for the moment, the preview of Android 11 can still be installed on models Pixel Google.
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