We have already seen today that Google is testing some of them New in Pixel Launcher for Android 13 Developer Preview 2 of this platform has just revealed some interesting changes to the testers of the Google News channel on Telegram, who have found a new design for the music player in the notification bar.
As you can see from the screenshots provided by the Google News Channel, the notification bar launcher now has a new look in Android 13 DP2 with rounded edges matching the Material You. In it we note the album cover as a background with a color gradient.
There are also pause, next and previous track, repeat and shuffle buttons, as well as a progress bar. All of them are permanently displayed in the notification as it is always expanded.
In the test, the running app was YouTube Music, so it is possible that the available buttons will change depending on the player used, such as Spotify, Apple Music, PowerAMP, etc.
The music player now takes up more space than the lock screen, and hides notifications in a small capsule that appears when there are unread warnings. Just tap on them to view them all in a list.
In the last image, we still notice that the Power off and Settings buttons have now been moved to the bottom area of the screen, making it easier to access when something is on and you’ve expanded the quick settings.
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