We’re nonetheless fairly far out from the discharge of Android 11 R and even the beginning of the beta releases, however data on its doable new options are already beginning to trickle out.
Android 11 R may preserve your Bluetooth on when you’re listening to music and swap your cellphone to Airplane Mode. At the moment, flipping on Airplane Mode turns off all of your cellphone’s radios, like mobile, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. That is useful for when your airplane is taking off and you have to shortly turn off the cellphone’s communications, however it may be annoying when doing so additionally stops the music you’re listening to in your wi-fi headphones.
A brand new commit in the AOSP Gerrit has been discovered known as “Context-aware Bluetooth airplane mode”. Noticed by XDA-Developers, the outline explains that Bluetooth will probably be left on throughout Airplane Mode in two conditions:
“Do not robotically turn off Bluetooth when airplane mode is turned on and Bluetooth is in one of many following conditions:
1. Bluetooth A2DP is related.
2. Bluetooth Listening to Support profile is related.”
As a result of Bluetooth A2DP is a profile that many wi-fi headphones use for media, this implies that toggling Airplane Mode on will not cease your music. That may very well be a small however welcome addition to Android 11 R, particularly as an increasing number of telephones are ditching the three.5mm headphone jack.