Android 15 Beta 3 Adds New Screen Saver for Home Controls on Pixel Tablet

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The Android 15 Beta 3 update introduces a new screen saver that displays home controls when charging. While this feature is ostensibly designed for the Pixel Tablet, it also works on phones.

After exploring the latest Android 15 beta release, I discovered a new “Home Controls” screen saver option under Settings > Display > Screen Saver on phones, alongside clock, colors, and photo options.

The user interface closely mirrors the home control UI found on the lock screen and quick settings, prominently displaying favorites (from the Google Home app).

Android 15 Beta 3

There’s one-tap access to smart devices, while the clock appears in the upper right corner.

On the Pixel Tablet, this joins other options like the art gallery, full-screen clock, Google Photos, weather, and weather frog. It appears automatically when placed on the speaker charging dock.

On phones, the “when to start” options remain “while charging” or “while docked and charging.” Users can display this information using the “Preview” FAB.

Android 15 Beta 3

It’s still being determined whether this will change upon launch or if it will eventually integrate with or replace the standalone Pixel Stand UI in the future.


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