[Update: Travel ETAs] Android Q Beta 1: Always-on Display provides at the moment taking part in track, strikes battery

Every Android launch lately has iterated on the Ambient Display, with Android Q today making a handful of tweaks. Currently taking part in media is now displayed beneath the time, whereas battery standing has been moved to a extra logical location.

For starters, the identify “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 acceptable web page.

Meanwhile, when media is taking part in, 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.

Update 3/14: The Always-on Display now additionally reveals travel-related ETAs. Scheduled commutes to work or again residence will seem in a brand new tablet on the backside of the AOD and lock display. It contains you most popular technique of journey, time estimate, and vacation spot. (Thanks lorus, Hunter)

Elsewhere, the battery standing is now not displayed on the very backside of the display. While this placement is smart 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 share within the top-right nook.

This is the case in Android Q and matches the place when the display is energetic and unlocked. Additionally, this new location is much less prone to crowd Now Playing on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.

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