Android 4.3 Jelly Bean opens a world of possibilities for notifications

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean opens a world of possibilities for notifications
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaked out last week and we were among the first to take it for a spin and show you the new features, but one very exciting novelty went under our radar. Apparently, Google is preparing to do a lot of important changes to notifications. Most important of them? Third-party accessories will get easy access to the notification bar and will be able to basically replicate it. This would open the door for so much wider range of capabilities for accessories.

With Android 4.3 apps would be able to read, discard notifications and even activate buttons in the notification bar. Basically, this grants full access to the notification shade for third-party applications.

Such apps would be called “Notification listeners” and there is even a separate menu te menu that you can access if you have flashed 4.3. In Settings -> Shortcuts -> Settings Shortcuts you’d see a listing for “Notifications”. Tapping on it opens the new screen.

What does this entail? First of all, more opportunities for third-party applications obviously. Also though it could be a hint that Google is paving the way for itself, so devices like a future smartwatch or Google Glass would have deeper integration with Android. Eventually, who knows, this might be the first step toward replaceable notification panels. In either case, we’re looking forward to Google’s official explanation.s

source: Android Police

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23 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Come to me 4.3!!

10. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

But without the permission manager it's for almost nothing...... again be more and more cautious about apps which I'm installing But I want to install ALL and ASK about permission or DISABLE some permission before the first usage!! Fix it Google! We all want to be in safe!!

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Its called sandbox mode and Its built-in to cm10.1 and many other custom ROMs.

14. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

It's called warranty void ;) BTW, I've flashed my former Sgs2 thousand times..... But I'm not a kid anymore to wait for a fully functional ROM :)

19. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Cm10.1 is fully functional kiddo

23. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Kids think so ;)

2. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Very well done Android....cementing your place as the worlds most advanced OS...

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Wrong! iOS is the most advanced mobile operating system! ... at least that's what their delusion says.

4. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I read the first part of your comment and I was about to go mad but then I read on! LOL

5. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

... when "advanced" have different meanings to people... this is what happens... Anyway have my like...

11. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

This server is about phones not about toys..... Don't mention the kids phone here :)

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Which one? the one that needs eight cores to run smoothly? and even with eight cores e.g. S4 still lags and stutters?

17. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Steve would be proud of you, the way you pick up that "lag" argument and keep at it, no matter how outdated and incorrect it becomes.

21. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

How is it outdated and incorrect? I have my S4 in my hands and oh look...lag.......oh lag again.....and again. It's not incorrect it's fact. Are fandroids completely blind to this lag issue??

18. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Nicely brainwashed in fascism where you even can not choose your default browser and still with icons from 1990 :)

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Can iPlease have Jellybean 4.3 on my 4.01" iPhone 5 instead of iOS7 Beta/Alpha/Dogma (or whatever they plan to designate it)??

8. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Its called going out and buying an android device!!

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, iNeVer!!

7. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

What about the notification sync that was talked about at Google I/O? Where if i discard a notification from phone, it also discards it from my tablets. Which means when i get home from work, i no longer have to discard the same notifications from my tablets.

13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

That's what I thought this feature was for, as well.

16. Caukerzee

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

Still waiting for the key lime pie 5.0 though.

20. fjftokyo

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Blackberry 10.2 update = 4.2.2 jellybean updated apps to be to function and run on my Z10 I have no desire to buy a phone for $650 when we all know that the phone as good as it is isn't worth that much especially when their built in China, I have nothing against China but they get screwed when they get paid and the only ones getting rich are the CEO'S. I for one do not support shady businesses.

22. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

How come S4 Google edition comes with 4.3 out of the box and Nexus 4 still not yet get 4.3!

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