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Paranoid Android 4.0 Updated to Beta 3
The KitKat-based Paranoid Android 4 has just entered beta 3, and with it come some pretty nifty additions to an already impressive portfolio of features. As announced and explained in a Google+ post, among the new additions are quick settings 3.0, the “on-the-spot” dialogue, immersive mode, and a new boot animation.
Users of PA 4 beta 3 will not take long to notice quick settings 3.0, which introduces dual tiles for select quick settings. Indicated by an icon in the top right hand corner with examples including WiFi, mobile data, and Bluetooth, users can flip the tile for more options. For instance, By flipping over the mobile data tile, you can also toggle between 2G and 3G data, a setting that normally would be another separate tile.
As for the “on-the-spot” dialogue, users will now be able to essentially ‘skip’ multiple layers of navigation, meaning you reach where you want to go quicker. As demonstrated in the video below, you can allow PA to automatically open up quick settings by swiping down from the right side of the status bar, rather than navigating to quick settings through the notification area. As of now, quick settings is the only function to have this “on-the-spot” feature, but more are soon to follow.
There is also a new boot animation in the third beta, as well as an improved immersive mode, which now allows you to hide either the navigation bar, the status bar, or both from the screen.
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