Android N to bring new style of notifications: full-width with more info and quick settings
posted by Victor H. / Mar 01, 2016, 1:43 AM
The next version of Android, Android N, will bring big changes to the look and functionality of notifications. Images of the new notification system in Android N reveal a new visual style for notifications, but it is not just about the look: the notifications will also feature additional info and quick settings will also get featured in the notification tray, according to early images seen and reproduced in mockups by Android Police.
The new style of notification is full-width, with very little pagination between notifications. Each notification also carries the name of the app it comes from at the top, while currently you have to long press a notification to see that info.
Another new feature is color: some limited color elements will arrive to notifications, so you can get acquanted with the gist of the notification without having to actually read it. App icons, on the other hand, are smaller, but are still there.
Notifications in color and quick settingsThen there are quick settings. In Android N you will get quick toggles to essential settings right in the notification dropdown (you will still have access to the full settings in the notification shade by swiping down twice). The list of quick settings shown includes Wi-Fi signal, mobile signal, battery level, interruptions settings, access to the flash light, and a button to expand to more settings. When you press the expand button, you will get access to the full settings panel and this happens via a cool new animation. This panel is also full panel now and you will be able to edit the settings, as well as have more than one page of settings.
Take a look at the mockups by Android Police right below, and keep in mind that this comes from early builds and might undergo some transformations until we see the final version of Android N make its appearance at Google I/O this summer. And then, it will probably be until late fall that Google releases N to Nexus phones, and who knows how much more until it comes to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7.
source: Android Police
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Bigger and moving icons. How is that better? And I see app drawer there
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 1:48 AM 0
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I wish Google this time give option to enable/disable app drawer..
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 2:01 AM 3
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This is a render: according to the original source the screenshot couldn't be shared, so this is a render based on what the source saw.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 6:38 AM 0
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Another thing Google's stealing from Touchwiz. For getting so much s**t from PA users - touchwiz sure is showing the way forward for Android. Vanilla android sucks.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 1:53 AM 7
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Vanilla android and Touchwiz both has their own pros and cons, get over it.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 2:04 AM 22
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The new contents with additional info is looking good but they should have been embedded with in the Card UI.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 2:12 AM 2
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Its still the Card UI But its merged cards in the first screenshot (see second screenshot for unmerged) I hope it has this merging animationhttps://material-design.storage.googleapis.com/
Also IMO they should keep the icons on the left and full size ext_publish/0B6Okdz75tqQsRmdDa El6aTVGREU/whatismaterial-materialprop-transformingmaterial-PaperHeal_xhdpi_004.webm
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 2:48 AM 3
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So many devices don't even have the supposed "going to be on every device" Marshmallow yet, and we're already looking at Android N? They need to perhaps seed this to the manufactures BEFORE phones launch, rather than claim they will update existing devices with it.
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 2:26 AM 0
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I'm in love with Marshmallow (completely stock, I must stress) on my Nexus 5... Way better than The Kitkat which looks like it got is aspiration from Nightmare itself, or perhaps The Pegasus... And seems like Google isn't stopping there! Just stick with The App Drawer... Or at least make it an option which may be enabled/disabled... Or come up with something out of the box like Windows Tiles... Fingers crossed...
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 2:46 AM 2
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They should also use the iPhone style like with notification to reply to a message in any social media without entering the app to do that just swipe it down when a notification shows the keyboard appears you type the message n send it
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 2:50 AM 3
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wow another OS already? most ppl are still on JB and KK and just starting to get LP.....either speed up the phone OEM or google needs to slow down with new OS rollouts
posted on Mar 01, 2016, 3:25 AM 0
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