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Upon release, Android L might have customizable quick settings

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Upon release, Android L might have customizable quick settings
Perhaps the most characteristic quality of open-sourced projects, like Android, is the possibility for the folks actually building the thing to get input and suggestions from third-parties. If those are deemed feasible and interesting enough, then the project team can actually implement a given feature for the benefit of the entire community.

Something along those lines might be in the cards for Android L, and it concerns the revamped Quick Settings panel in the new platform. Posted on the official Android previews issue tracker, a user is asking for the ability to actually customize the menu -- something that has been possible with custom ROMs for a long time. Thankfully, an Android L project member was receptive, and the suggestion has seemingly been elevated for consideration. And that makes sense -- as the user who submitted the feedback says, we all have different needs, so for some having quick access to Bluetooth isn't as important as, say, internet data controls.

Of course, do keep in mind that there are no guarantees that the pull-down quick settings menu will, indeed, become customizable. In fact, Google has been pretty conservative with adding seemingly empowering ideas in their stock versions of Android, for good or bad. That said, we'd certainly like the option.

source: Code.Google via Androidworld (translated)

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posted on 10 Jul 2014, 03:52 5

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 898; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)

Well, why not.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 03:53 2

2. ikenvape (Posts: 197; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Same here. It would be awfully nice swap out for a flashlight toggle, if Google ever implements one that is. Either way a rom would grant the ability but it would be nice to have it customizable as stock.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 05:18

3. NexusPhan (Posts: 632; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Use a flash widget or something like a power toggles widget on your home screen. I have the flashlight toggle (running CM11) and I've never used it because I have one on the homescreen.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 06:34

4. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

The answer is Yes

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 07:29

5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Even better, bring back the old black notification drawer. Also the split drawer on nexus 7 should be changed to one single drawer.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 07:35

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Overall I must say I'm disappointed by the L preview. Hope they surprise me at final release. Till then custom ROMs FTW!

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 09:16

7. pearleye (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Guys please do put a vote/comment in the attached link Code.Google to support the feature and make it happen !

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 12:37

8. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

They should definitely do this; it is simple and useful. Been using the same feature in WP 8.1 since the dev preview was released.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 13:09

9. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

I didn't realize that it wasn't customizable on Nexus devices.

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