Android 11 Smart Home Controls
Android 11's power button menu leaks, showing new smart home Quick Controls
06:26 03 June 2020
The first Android 11 Beta leak shows new smart home's Quick Controls. The developer's documentation reveals that the menu may include a series of new smart home shortcuts designed to control everything from thermostats to locks and smart lights. It also revealed payment options alongside Power Off and Restart buttons.
An image showing the new Android 11 was tweeted out by Mishaal Rahman from XDA-Developers, who credits Twitter user @deletescape as the source of the leaked documents. XDA-Developers has previously reported the existence of the shortcuts giving us a better idea of how the overall menu will look. The existing Screenshot, Restart, Power Off and Emergency buttons have been relocated to the top of the screen just above a shortcut to Google Pay, similar to the one that was added to the Google Pixel back in March.
Meanwhile, Android Police reports confirm that the tapping smart home controls, which take the bulk of the screen, will toggle the corresponding smart home gadget on or off, and long presses will either give you more options or take you directly to the relevant smartphone app. One of the images shows that a smart home camera feed would even be embedded directly into this menu.