Meanwhile, a Googler in the issue tracker: ‘If this is intentional, our product is doomed’
One of the more contentious changes in Android 12 is the new power menu, which loses all of the smart home and contactless payment functionality it gained just last year in Android 11. In fact, those following the year-over-year upgrade path may suffer a bit of software design whiplash at the fast addition and removal. At some level, even Google understands it doesn’t quite make sense (one Googler has called it “doomed), so Android 12 Beta 3 adds a new notification that explains where all the stuff you’ve come to depend on over the last year has moved to.
After ruining Android 12’s power menu, Google adds notification to explain where everything went was written by the awesome team at Android Police.