Typically one of the best modifications are the small ones. A high quality-of-life replace is coming to a future model of Pixel OS separating the quantity controls for ringtones and notifications.
It’s a fairly fundamental change, positive, however contemplating the truth that you may already modify the quantity for media and alarms individually, it is sensible to have the device cowl all the pieces. You possibly can silence notifications in case your group chat is sending out tons of texts whereas nonetheless letting you hear cellphone calls, for instance. Apparently, this one function has been within the works for a couple of yr and a half, based on the original Google IssueTracker post asking for this change (opens in new tab). Wanting by the thread, it appears Google didn’t actually see this request as vital sufficient to implement rapidly so the corporate took its time.
On the backside of the submit, you’ll see a remark by somebody, who presumably works at Google, stating the “requested function will probably be obtainable in a future construct”. Precisely which one is unknown though 9to5Google (opens in new tab) did discover a clue within the recordsdata of Android 13 QPR3 (opens in new tab) (Quarterly Platform Launch) Beta 3. They discovered an ADB (Android Debug Bridge) command hinting on the design change. 9to5Google suggests the replace may arrive with the discharge of the steady model of “Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3”, however that is likely to be wishful considering.
Android 14 modifications
An Android 14 launch appears extra doubtless, although, given the present “stage of the event cycle”. That is backed by one other discovery by Android Police (opens in new tab) the place the publication discovered the 2 sliders already enabled on an early Android 14 build (opens in new tab). And in mentioned construct, they found “setting the [Pixel] cellphone to vibrate” mutes each volumes.
The corporate’s subsequent huge occasion is Google IO 2023 (Might 10) the place we anticipate to get a superb have a look at Android 14 earlier than its official launch later this summer time. Moreover getting new options, “we’re additionally anticipating [the operating system] to deliver some quality-of-life upgrades” in addition to a lift to system safety. Maybe the slider modifications will probably be part of that bundle or its reveal of the anticipated Pixel 7a cellphone.
It’s exhausting to say for positive, however we’ll know quickly sufficient in a couple of week. Take a look at TechRadar’s current roundup of the greatest offers for each the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional when you’re trying to improve.