Airpush and similar notification spammers, your days are numbered. The people have spoken - everyone universally hates these types of ads, and Google actually listened to our numerous complaints.

In Jelly Bean, you can not only figure out exactly which app caused a notification by long-pressing it and selecting App Info - you can actually disable notifications on a per-app basis altogether. That, my friends, is not just a slap in Airpush's face - it's a swift kick in its private parts.

This is exactly how it's done, in case you wanted a demonstration:

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Awww, yeah!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Thx84

    MIUI has the same feature

  • Thx84

    MIUI has the same feature

    • Dave Miller

      And your point is? Not everyone wants to look like they are too broke to own an iphone :)

      • Thx84

        You just have to put trebuchet, nova or apex launcher to look like a normal Android user ;)

        • Ian Santopietro

          MIUI V4 is much better in terms of iPhoniness, but not all users want to run MIUI. 

    • Dave Miller

      And your point is? Not everyone wants to look like they are too broke to own an iphone :)

  • KAAS


    • Mark Arpon Gjødvad

      Because it ain't big enough for the tablet mode.

      (I think :P )

      • Gobelet

        It's a device from the Nexus line; someone will compile a tablet version soon enough :) The original Galaxy Tab (P1000) runs the tablet layout on Cyanogenmod 9 and it's brilliant!

    • Simon Belmont

      Google made this to compete with the Nook and Kindle Fire. They are primarily portrait media consumption devices (books, magazines, etc).

      So, Google decided to make this tablet be more appealing to use in portrait mode (look where the front facing camera is), so they're using the phone UI. I think that other manufacturers will have a choice of phone or table mode with 7 inch tablets. Personally, I prefer the tablet UI even on a 7 inch tablets. Since the Nexus 7 is meant to be mostly used to portrait, I can understand why Google did it this way for this tablet.

      • Simon Belmont

        Ugh. It's late and I'm tired, so typos abound above.

        I meant "tablet mode" and delete the 'a' before "7 inch tablets." Also it should be "in portrait" and not "to portrait."

    • Mr_snubblez

      because 10 inch tablets aren't going to be using the single notification layout on the bottom rather than 7 inch tablets, it was discussed in one of the Google io chat sessions

  • raghu ram bharadwaj

    Hey Artem, is that the new tablet ui in those screenshots?
    Has Google ditched the Honeycomb/ICS layout?

    • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

       No, according to another story, they just don't want to use it for 7" tablets because it's not suited for it. Having 10" TF101 myself, I kinda understand that

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, 7" only. 10" doesn't have that pull-down.

    • Simon Belmont

      Google made this a portrait mode device for the most part. Just look where the front facing camera is.

      So, they decided to go with the phone UI here. Other manufacturers can still choose a tablet UI on a 7 inch tablet if they want. I'd actually prefer the tablet UI, personally. But that is just me.

      • Killer9080

        My 7" Acer Iconia B1-A71 has the pull-down BUT it's resolution is higher than the other 7"s... so that might be why :P

  • Mynameisj


  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schneitz

    Nice job. Looks like Jelly Bean is going to be good for something. 

  • Kellen

    This is actually good for Airpush.  They're not banning push ads and this work like an opt-out for them.  Oh well.  Still good for the end user.

    • CeluGeek

      Not to mention that until you opt out, they'll be able to display bigger, more elaborate advertisements.

    • Thomas Jensen

      Not quite the same as the opt-out. In the opt-out you would store your IMEI number with them so they would overlook you, and fat chance of me storing ANY information with them! it would only work with that one ad-network and not with say led bolt or any other ad network. Here you make android filter out push-ads in your notification bar from the chosen apps, but it seems they do so indiscriminately

  • http://twitter.com/_eliasalberto Elias

    One of my most beloved features in cyanogenmod is revoking permissions. I couldn't do without it. For privacy's sake. How many times have you refrained from installing an app because it had awkward, abusive or unnecessary permissions? (if you never have, well, you should)
    I mean, idgaf about online scores or most of those "features" they invent, so often I revoke internet permission for an app if I judge it shouldn't need it. Even worse: some apps, noticeably games, will ask for your gps position. Why should I let them know my location in space and time just to play a game? Some apps will also ask for permission to produce notifications, spamming your notification bar with ads and useless messages. I just revoke everything that I judge abusive, because I should be the one deciding what my phone can do. Sometimes apps will crash without some permissions, in which case I might just uninstall the crap-app. Screw the bad developers!

  • Its my name

    I luv it I luv it I luv it

  • dward2828

    Tried holding the home button? Love the way the screen dims/brightens when you pull the notification bar up and down. Love the 'flick the beans' easter egg. Love the way widgets jump out of the way when you move them around. Love the snappy animation for jumping in and out of apps. Also love the ability to text a reply to a missed call from the notification. Whole thing reeks of quality! GSM Nexus build is up over at Modaco :-)

  • Gspida

    Why not have that already? what about these apps that can put a app or widget on your homescreen? Just had a app that was doing that.

    • trumpet444

      like a certain n64 emulator

  • habeeeeeb

    This is why I prefer Android to apple and why I will always be loyal to Android(Google). They listen to what the consumers want,unlike those arrogant pricks at apple(I purposely didn't give them a capital letter!)

  • Tim Kermode

    What stops an app detecting if their ads are being blocked and then not allowing you to use the app? (I've seen apps refuse to open if an adblocker has been used in the past)

    I like the sound of it though :)

  • Killer9080

    Habeeeeeb yer right! Google and Android rule, while apple sucks balls!