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Heads Up Let’s You Test Floating Android Notifications
One of the most interesting features in Android L is how it handles notifications. If you are not familiar with Heads Up notifications, this style shows you notifications such as new Emails, texts, or calls directly on your screen. It was presented in the Google I/O 2014 Keynote, and has a big role in enhancing Android’s UX.
We previously talked about a standalone Xposed module or a paid component of Gravity Box as means of getting this notification style on your device. But if your phone isn’t rooted or you’re not running Xposed, XDA Senior Member Dr.Alexander_Breen has something that might interest you.
Heads Up! brings this new type of notifications to every device running Android 4.3 or 4.4. It works with a whitelist, so only selected apps will use this recently discovered feature, while the rest remain with old style notifications.
Heads Up! can be limited to full screen mode only, so you can use normal notifications while in normal apps, and use Heads Up only with full screen apps like movies and games.
If you want to try out this new type of notification, make your way to the application thread to get started.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.