android 6.0 volume control

In Android 5.0 Lollipop, there was a huge confusion about the different priority modes and the volume settings in the OS. Then came Android 5.1 Lollipop, which made things easier by introducing individual volume control bars for alarm and ringer. The improvisation came with the ability to control volume of playing music from inside the music player.

Now is the turn of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, to bring subtle yet interesting changes to the big features that changed the face of Android. Of course, what really changed the face of Android is the material design and Marshmallow’s latest developer preview comes with a much more delightful animation for the volume control sliders and the buttons.

When you press any volume control button (the physical button to the side of the device), the volume control slider bar appears, which allows you to adjust the ringer volume of your device. When tapped on the small downward arrow beside the slider, it gives you two more controls – one for alarm and the other for music. The control just gets easier and better. Doesn’t it?

There is also the additional animation which includes the small halo around the volume level of the ringer. It just is, obviously, to make it much more pretty. Also, the arrow beside the ringer slider animates itself so smoothly into upwards and downwards directly when asked for, you could actually see it turning.


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