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Android L Also Likely to Bring Native Quick Torch Functionality
Over the past few days, we’ve talked about two potential Android L features that may find their way into the final Android L release this fall. For those who don’t remember, these are of course customizable Quick Settings and a revised SD card access policy. Now, another user-submitted feature is slated to be added to the final Android L release this Fall, and it’s perhaps just as highly requested as the customizable Quick Settings menu. For those who didn’t quite catch it in the title, I’m talking about native Quick Torch functionality.
Google is likely to build in Quick Torch functionality into the final Android L release later this year. Just like the SD card access policy change and customizable quick settings, this news comes courtesy of the Android L developer preview issue tracker. The request was submitted by our own XDA Recognized Developer TRusselo as Issue 691 approximately 14 hours ago. Then about two hours ago, it was accepted as “Feature-16232415.”
In the issue tracker, TRusselo suggests several potential sub-features such as the ability to specify a max time and also hook into Google Voice Search. But of course, we’ll have to wait until the Fall to see how this actually plays out.
Is having native Quick Torch functionality a make or break feature for you? Practically every custom ROM offers something similar, so it’s about time that Android gains native Quick Torch functionality. It will also be rather interesting to see how Google chooses to implement this. Leave us your thoughts below!
[Source: Android L Developer Preview Issue Tracker | Thanks to TRusselo for the tip!]
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