Android 12 ‘ruined’ the facility menu, and a few Googlers agree


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  • Android 12 now sends a notification to can help you know what came about to the entire options ‘lacking’ from the brand new energy menu.
  • You currently need to swipe all the way down to get right of entry to Google Pay and different perks.
  • Googlers aren’t solely pleased with the exchange.
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For those who’ve used (*10*)Android 12, there’s a great opportunity you’ve spotted the stripped-down energy menu — Google has neutered lots of the options after development them up in (*11*)Android 11. And the corporate it seems that is aware of it. As stories, Google has quietly added a notification explaining the place all the ones lacking options went.

Open the facility menu for the primary time and Android 12 will pop up a (reasonably dim) notification telling you to swipe down from the highest of the display to search out Google Pay, House controls and different ‘misplaced’ options. It’s no longer just about as handy as earlier than, however you a minimum of received’t be scrambling to find commonplace duties.

See additionally: (*12*)Android 12 beta hands-on

The alert means that some Google team of workers aren’t solely pleased with the Android 12 energy menu exchange. There’s some proof to beef up that dissatisfaction, too. One Googler (*7*)commenting on a worm tracker for the facility menu claimed that the product used to be “doomed” if the decreased function set used to be a planned resolution.


Whilst that observation is obviously hyperbolic, it does lift hope (on the other hand narrow) that Google may opposite path if sufficient persons are unsatisfied concerning the energy menu regression. If not anything else, it’s a reminder that businesses don’t at all times have uniform beef up once they put in force OS function adjustments, and the ones adjustments aren’t essentially set in stone.