The first Android 11 Beta leaked way ahead of schedule today and, thanks to some digging on Twitter, some of the latest features are leaking. After a previous leak from internal documents, we ‘re now seeing screenshots of Android 11 ‘s latest power menu as it happens in the first beta update.
In a tweet, Mishaal Rahman shows a handful of screenshots, seen below, detailing the latest “Power Menu” section of Android 11 Settings. The new section offers users the option to customize the power menu using the two big new features that Google is bringing to Android 11: Device Controls and Card & Passes.
Cards & Passes can sound familiar, and that’s because they first launched on Google Pixel devices last year. The feature pops up when the power menu appears, offering Pixel owners a carousel of their Google Pay credit and debit cards.
App Controls, however, is the most exciting new addition of the two. This offers consumers the ability to control smart home items across their homes directly from the power menu instead of jumping into an app or using widgets.
The interface — and animation — shown in tweets is strikingly similar to the images we’ve shared earlier today. Thanks to the previous report, we know this is a functionality Google is implementing on Android itself, meaning it will appear on more than just Google Pixel devices.
This new menu also tells us that Device Controls and Cards & Passes can be turned on / off individually, which means that you can leave one or the other turned on at your discretion if you don’t want them. Handy! Handy! You can also enable these two menus to still be accessible from the lock screen even if your device is not unlocked.
Android 11’s first beta was supposed to launch on June 3rd, but the current state of affairs has moved the date back. Stay tuned, we ‘re going to keep you posted.