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Net Speed Indicator is a free app to show your download/upload speeds in the status bar

Stock Android is generally acclaimed by users because of its clean user interface, minimalism, speed and smoothness, and simplicity. Custom user interfaces add many features on top of stock Android, but in the process of doing so, they add clutter and reduce simplicity. Equally, though, it's undeniable that stock Android is generally thought of as...

Get Status Bar Clock Tweaks for Android P [Root]

I for one have not been a fan of how Google has handled certain parts of Android P. They could have done the navigation gestures much better, and I feel they could have handled the placement of icons and information in the status bar better for notched displays. It may take time to get used...

Customize the Status Bar on Xiaomi Phones Running MIUI with MIUI Status Bar Pro [Root]

With the exception of the Xiaomi Mi A1, all Xiaomi phones run the smartphone maker's in-house MIUI Android skin. It was released in 2010, and it's gone on to become not only a differentiating feature for Xiaomi devices, but one of the most popular custom UIs on Android. Although it has had its share of issues, MIUI is...

Xettings Lets You Customize the Status Bar and Quick Settings in AOSPA

Paranoid Android (also referred to as PA and AOSPA) received a pretty substantial update yesterday to version 7.2.0. The new builds of the ROM come outfitted with performance enhancements, improvements to the Color Engine, a brand-new Accidental Touch (prevention) feature, and plenty more. Although there's a lot to mess around with and customize in the latest...

Add a Brightness Slider to your Status Bar with the “Display Brightness” App

There are millions of applications available in the Google Play Store, so finding new and interesting applications can be an overwhelming task. Adding on to that fact, we also have to consider that many useful applications are not available through the Google Play Store. There's also our own XDA Apps & Games forum, XDA Labs,...

Android O is Breaking Apps that Overlay on top of the Status Bar

The trickle of posts outlining new user-facing features found in Android O is starting to slow down now that users have had weeks to test the software on their device. However, there are many, many changes made under-the-hood that are slowly being uncovered. We posted about one such change just the other day about Nexus...