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Android 11?The Ars Technica Review


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Ron Amadeo
Sep 23
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Android 11

Positivity     44.00%   
   Negativity   56.00%
The New York Times
SOURCE: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/09/android-11-the-ars-technica-review/
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Summary

This being the annual Ars Technica review, however, there are of course still plenty of things to talk about—like yet another notification panel revamp, a new media player, chat bubbles, smart home controls, and more.The notification panel is one of the biggest strengths of Android, and Google can't seem to let a major release go by without iterating on it. Since you access the expanded Quick Settings from the notification panel, it's sort of like the media player can end up on "Page 1" or "Page 2" depending on how recently it was used.To make room for the media player, the Quick Settings icons are now down to six icons per page, where previously there were nine icons per page. Google claims that apps pinging the new API will stick in the media player carousel around forever (sorted by when you last used them), even after a reboot. If any app actually implemented the persistent behavior, you would be able to turn it off by swiping over the media player, pressing the little gear that appears under it, and turning on the option to "hide player when the media session has ended."The media player has a new output-picker button in the top left, and when you tap on it, you get a pop-up card listing audio devices. If your app supports other media routes, such as remote playback you'll need to let the system know." "Remote Playback" here means Google Cast devices, with a "Google Home" and several other speakers popping up in the accompanying picture.

As said here by Ron Amadeo