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- Android 11 Beta 2’s media controls look higher and provide extra data at a look.
- They’re additionally enabled by default as a substitute of hiding in a developer menu.
The arrival of Android 11 Beta 2 isn’t simply excellent news in case you’re keen to experiment — it’s additionally a giant step up in case you hearken to music and podcasts in your cellphone.
The new developer-focused launch consists of revamped media controls that each look nicer and provide extra performance. Where the primary Android 11 beta included solely a tiny set of controls on the primary swipe of the notification shade, the second features a a lot wider participant that reveals artist particulars, album artwork, and the audio vacation spot. The first beta put the media controls in a clumsy spot on the left, whereas Beta 2 expands the controls and places them under the short settings.
If you swipe down once more to disclose extra of your cellphone controls, you’ll see a barely expanded participant with extra observe particulars, the observe timeline, and a “like” button. The media controls at the moment are under the short settings as a substitute of above them.
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