The first OTA update for the phone (1) includes July patch and camera updates

The first OTA update for the phone (1) includes July patch and camera updates

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  • We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on. From what we can tell looking at the latest version of YouTube Music, which also adds support for the new Android 13 media player, the sleep timer will appear as a bottom sheet somewhere inside playback controls. The three-dot overflow menu in the top-right corner is the most likely access point, but the sleep timer appearing alongside share, download, add to playlist, and radio when you tap on cover art would be more convenient.

  • For YouTube Music, a sleep timer that pauses the music after a certain interval is under development. This is a long-requested feature, especially considering that Google Play Music once had one. Regarding APK Insight: We’ve decompiled the most recent version of an app that Google put on the Play Store in our “APK Insight” post. These files, known as APKs for Android apps, can be disassembled to reveal several lines of code that allude to potential future features. Remember that Google might or might not ever deploy these features, and our understanding of what they are might be limited.

In comparison, Play Music placed its sleep timer in the main settings list for a somewhat cumbersome process. Overall, the approach should not be too different from how it was added to Apple Music for Android earlier this year. YouTube Music will show time remaining on an active timer with the ability to add five more minutes or immediately cancel. You’ll presumably be able to add higher increments at the start of the process. In addition to allowing you to fall asleep to music, a timer is especially useful for scheduling breaks. It’s not yet clear when YouTube Music’s sleep timer will launch.

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