Some Android makers would expand the power button menu, allowing you to quickly launch tasks or the voice assistant instead of displaying only the power off and restart buttons. Well, Google is now looking to add that to Android itself with the 11 version of the platform.
Here’s how the menu looks like according to the leaked documents containing the mockups.
As you can see, the standard buttons for emergency calls and power off are moved all the way to the top making enough room for the smart home controls and the wallet containing your bank and loyalty cards.
The added controls give you instant access to your home’s lighting, thermostat, cameras and everything IoT-related. You can control them with a single tap or tap and hold will take you to the corresponding app or bring out additional options.
As of now, we don’t know whether the power button menu will be customizable with third-party apps or tasks, but we hope to know soon enough as the search giant pushed back the Android 11 Beta Launch Show once again.