I have discovered something that I hope will prove useful. I have been having the issue many of you share with the Beats icon not popping up.
Well, here lately, the icon has been working constantly, though with a little bit of delay, even if I do not have my headphones plugged in. I cannot make any changes to the sound options, but the icon is there.
The only thing that I have done differently is install the app SoundAbout
Perhaps that will give some clues about it. Also, I have a pair of Beats Tour headphones, perhaps in the next upgrade that can be listed as one of the options. Once we have the ability to use ControlTalk in Venom I'll consider this app to be as close to perfect for me as it gets.
If I can offer anything up in the way of logs or configuration, I'd be glad to help.
Just noticed something else, I'm not sure what, I'll just share the steps to reproduce it...
1. Open the music app, play a song
2. Exit to the home screen while the song is playing
3. Turn to my screen that displays my 4x4 weather widget (which refreshes when I do so)
4. Beats icon pops up
5. Stop the song
6. Return back to the weather widget, and the Beats icon goes away
I can replicate the effect pretty regularly. In fact, even if the song is stopped, and I go back and forth from the weather widget, the icon will pop up and go away about 3 or 4 times before it stops.