Android 13’s most blatant UI change is a redesign of the lockscreen and notification shade media participant. Nevertheless, not all music, podcasts, and audio apps have been up to date to help them but, and right here’s our operating record of what controls have been modernized.
Unique 8/18: The Android 13 media controls begin with a brand new measurement that’s taller than what was on Android 12. (There’s a compact model, however solely in panorama mode.) This permits for a bigger cowl artwork preview, although it’s an oblong crop as a substitute of displaying the whole sq. art work, like earlier than.
The accountable app’s icon seems within the top-left nook, whereas the system output switcher stays reverse it. Music/podcast identify and artist seem subsequent within the strains beneath.
On apps which have been optimized (or goal) Android 13, the play/pause button (which morphs from circle to rounded sq., and vice versa, on faucet) seems on the proper edge. It’s a pleasant contact that’s adopted by the completely whimsical progress bar that squiggles to notice what you’ve already listened to.
Android 12 vs. 13
Apps that aren’t up to date for Android 13 nonetheless have the squiggling, however the backside row could be very packed as a result of each button is situated on a single line. The progress bar is on the far left with as much as 5 actions showing. Newer purposes flank that line with subsequent/again or ahead/rewind, whereas remaining actions are proven on the proper.
As of Android 13’s launch this week, only a few massive apps have been up to date, however there are a handful of first-party shoppers the place you possibly can expertise the brand new participant.
Optimized for Android 13:
- SoundCloud: Version 2022.11.16 targets API 33. It’s nonetheless rolling out via the Play Store, and doesn’t help any further actions past play/pause, subsequent/again, and scrubbing.
- Spotify 184.108.40.2061 provides help for the Android 13 media participant. You get shortcuts to shortly begin shuffle and favourite the present tune.
Main apps that haven’t been up to date:
- Apple Music
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