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Google has pushed back the Android 11 public beta launch again , but we 8217 ; re still seeing new features emerge from other sources . XDA Developers has unearthed what looks to be the final design for the new power menu in the forthcoming major Android update , which is accessible when users long press the handset 8217 ; s power button .
What 8217 ; s perhaps most interesting is the integration with smart home gadgets that could enable quick control of compatible gadgets without having to enter the Google Home app itself . So , for example , you could switch all of the lights off within a couple of taps rather than delving into the home automation app . Screenshots posted by the site reveal that the current temperature of the thermostat while showing live feeds of any cameras you may have in the home .
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It also appears that the brightness of smart lights will be directly adjustable using the quick control settings . Users will , it seems , be able to customise what appears in the menu too .
There 8217 ; s also quick access to the Google Pay payment method as well as the ability to take a screenshot , power off the phone , restart the phone or access emergency information .
The information was discovered within the new Controls API for Android 11 , which is currently in the hands of developers . You can see the latest version of the new power menu in the video below :
It 8217 ; s likely Google would have showcased this feature at the beta launch event this week , but that 8217 ; s no longer taking place due to the ongoing civil unrest in the United States .
The Android Developers Twitter account confirmed this weekend : 8220 ; We are excited to tell you more about Android 11 , but now is not the time to celebrate . We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release . We 8217 ; ll be back with more on Android 11 , soon . 8221 ;
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