Among the most obvious modifications in Android 11 was the addition of clever home device controls to the power menu, but Google didnt need all phones with Android 11 to display the new controls. Samsung adhered to the old power menu style with its variation of Android 11, known as One UI 3.0, however the clever house controls have actually now made a look on the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Tab S7/S7+.
Samsung delivered the Galaxy S21 series with One UI 3.1, a somewhat various version of the software presently present on all of the businesss other Android 11 devices. The Tab S7 series got the very same variation a few days back. You could already press the Devices button in the quick settings page to rapidly access connected devices (Bluetooth devices, SmartThings, and so on), but with One UI 3.1, Samsung has included a dropdown menu for you to choose alternative gadget controls.
Gadget controls on Galaxy S21
Device controls on Galaxy Tab S7
If you have the Google Home app installed, you can select it as an alternative and control gadgets linked to your Google account. Its not rather as simple as the power button menu in routine Android 11, as there are a couple of extra actions in accessing the control panel, but it does utilize the very same APIs as the stock power menu. That indicates if you have other apps that include their own clever house controls, like Tasker, they can also reveal up in the menu.
Its not clear right now if Samsung will upgrade One UI 3.0 devices with the upgraded controls, either with an OS upgrade, or a services update through Galaxy Apps or the Play shop.
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