For starters, the title “Ambient Display” — in Beta 1 in any case — doesn’t seem in settings. In Display, there’s a new mixed “Lock screen display” menu with a “When to show” part that customers can set to “Always on.” Searching for “Ambient” in settings, nevertheless, brings up that applicable web page.
Meanwhile, when media is enjoying, it’s now mirrored on the Always-on Display. Appearing beneath the time, it replaces the day and date, in addition to climate situation and temperature from the Pixel Launcher. It options the app icon, track title, and artist. So far, we’ve examined it with movies from YouTube and YouTube Music, in addition to Spotify.
Elsewhere, the battery standing is now not displayed on the very backside of the display screen. While this placement is sensible as it’s in shut bodily proximity to the USB-C port and good for noting the charging pace, Android customers are extra acquainted with battery proportion within the top-right nook.
This is the case in Android Q and matches the place when the display screen is energetic and unlocked. Additionally, this new location is much less more likely to crowd Now Playing on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.