Regarding the issue that Android 12 devices cannot use the volume keys to control the volume of the Chromecast session, a Google employee disclosed that the matter is related to a “legal issue.”In the previous years, Android users generally like to use the volume keys of mobile devices to conveniently control the volume of nearby Chromecast terminals – for example, when YouTube content is delivered from the mobile phone to the Nest Hub or TV.
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Embarrassingly, after the third test version, Google has removed this feature in Android 12.
In the beginning, the testers thought that Google wanted to “reinvent” the feature. Unexpectedly, a Google employee ruthlessly shattered everyone’s hope in an IssueTracker post.
He said that this feature will no longer exist, and Google does it intentionally. Affected by legal issues, Android 12 Beta 5 will also lack the Chromecast volume control function.
In addition, in the “major bug update” push of the stable version of Android 12, this feature is also absent. As for the exact cause of this incident, it is currently unknown.
However, since the beginning of 2020, the technology giant has been in a legal tug of war with Sonos, a heavyweight player in the multi-room audio market-the latter claims that Google has stolen many of the company’s wireless speaker patents.
Android Authority has sent a request for comment on this matter to Google, but as of the time of writing, we have not yet waited for the company’s response.