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Welcome to the continuation of our Android 4.2 extravaganza. If you haven't guessed by now, we don't just have an unreleased version of Gmail; we have an entire LG Nexus system dump. Some LG Nexus prototypes are supposedly running 4.1.2, but the build we have is something different - something newer. It's an in-progress 4.2 build. Most apps in this build identify themselves as version "4.2-[###]" or "JellyBeanMR1" (4.1.2 is JellyBeanMR0). The source asked us to not release the dump, so we won't. Sorry.

What we can do is give you as much information as possible about it. This Android 4.2 build is really different, in that almost nothing works on a regular phone. I'm not sure if that's because the under the hood stuff is really different, or if the in-development nature makes everything incompatible, but I've been dealing with non-stop force closes and boot loops. Gmail was the only thing we could get working.

The Placeholder Art

So, plan B is "teardowns"! While digging through our treasure trove of information I came across something that made me drop everything. I found this... thing in the notification panel code:

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I swear I'm not making this up. This file is called "qs_coming_soon.png," and I found it in the SystemUI.apk (the APK that draws the notification and system button bars). It's like Google is trying to communicate with us. "Quick Settings" is mostly likely referring to notification power controls for radios, brightness, etc., that have been in custom roms, TouchWiz, and tablets for years. It would be awesome to see them brought into stock Android phones.

Besides this big placeholder, the notification bar xml has seen some huge changes. The normal notifications and the quick settings are now inside a new tag called a "PanelHolder." I really had no idea what a "PanelHolder" could be, so we asked our source just what the heck was different about the notification panel. What we got back was this video. Prepare yourselves:

The Video

What's New

Now, if it wasn't blatantly obvious, this is a serious work in progress, and we aren't sure how much of this will make it into the final build, but here are the differences I've spotted in the video.

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Left: The LG Nexus Notification Panel | Right: Jelly Bean's Notification Panel

The biggest stuff first, there are now two pulldowns. A finger swipe down from the top will open notifications, and a second one will open the quick settings panel. There's really no telling at this point if this is a quick hack or the final implementation.

Second, you can now see the status bar when you have the notifications panel open! In Jelly Bean, opening the notification panel hides the status bar, and I've often found it annoying to not be able to see things like the battery or data connection status. I hope this one stays.

And third, the notification panel doesn't go all the way to the bottom. Hopefully this is just a bug because it doesn't make any sense. This is similar to the way the Nexus 7 works, but a phone doesn't have the space to spare, as evidenced by the cut off Google Now notification.

Really? Two Swipes Down?

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This might look weird at first, but I believe this "double swipe down" motion will end up on a real phone. Like I said earlier, the notification shade is now wrapped in a panel holder. The notifications are 1 panel, and "Quick Settings" is another. The code makes it very clear that the notifications and quick settings will be separate "screens," as opposed to the stacked, "power controls above notifications" layout that we're used to.

You need a way to switch between them, and really, this is the best way to do it. You couldn't make it a swipe to the left or right, because that is what dismisses notifications. The only way to do it would be to have a second pulldown, like there is currently, or have a button up there between "settings" and "clear all," which, if they were going to quickly rig up a way to switch panels, would have been much easier. When you think about it that way, maybe this is the final implementation - dual pulldowns. Crazy, right?

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Horizontal TouchWiz showing 1.5 notifications.

The more I think about it, the more a double pulldown makes sense. The hybrid power controls/notification layouts of Touchwiz, AOKP, and CM don't leave that much room for notifications, especially the bigger Jelly Bean notifications. When you consider things like landscape usage, where vertical space is at a premium, always-on power controls make even less sense. Do me a favor and grab your phone right now, and try a quick double swipe down, it's actually very fast and very easy. You'd get the best of both worlds: lots of room for your notifications, and quick access to power controls when you need them. I think I like this.

Oh, and if the "Part 1" designation in the title didn't tip you off: we've got more 4.2 teardowns coming. It's going to be a fun week!

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • Huawei MytouchQ

    wow..im still with the 2.3.6 sucks.. lol wish i can upgrade to 4.0 at least.

    • Alchemy08

      Should have bought a nexus device.

      • Josh Nichols

        Or almost any other device released in the past year.

        • jordanjay29

          Or he's stuck on a contract phone that isn't up for an upgrade yet? Most contract phones aren't supported past 18 months, if that, from release date. If someone were to pick up, say, a Galaxy S III now, they'd be screwed in about a year from now.

          • Josh Nichols

            I never said anything regarding that? Someone said he should have bought a nexus device if he wanted 4.0 and all I said was he didn't have to buy a nexus device, most phones released since have had 4.0.

    • Tommy Thompson

      What phone? Rooted? edit: Huawei MytouchQ?? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/alainalemany Alain Alemany Arana

    The great thing about Android is that users have the complete and absolute feeling that the company's product they're comsuming actually act totally dedicated to it. Apple users see a whole change in their infernal iOS like 2 times in a whole year. I'm speaking as an ex-iOS user completed moved to Android and I'm proud of it, extremely proud.

    • Josh Nichols

      What? We usually only see changes twice a year as well.

      • Kenny O

        Not if you count incremental updates like the recent 4.1.2 upgrade

      • Neville Dipale

        It prolly doesn't count, but we also see frequent updates to the core or 'system' apps very often :)

        • Justin Swanson

          Not to mention if you use Custom ROMs and the updates those bring...

  • Tommy Thompson

    here we go!

  • Sam

    I absolutely love the idea of this. It's implemented so perfectly imo.

  • nuke3ae

    AP is absolutely killing it with the pre-release software info leaks. Keep this coming as often as possible :)

  • Kenny O

    Keep 'em coming fellas.....

  • K900

    I actually like the double pulldown. And the PanelHolder class. I want custom panels with stuff for AOKP. And I'll probably implement those as soon as it's out.

  • KB26

    THIS. IS. ANDROID 4.2.

  • mgamerz

    Surprised you don't find a DMCA letter on the doorstep...

    • jordanjay29

      Why would they? This is building hype, and it's mostly been positive so far. The Gmail app will become public on the Play Store once 4.2 drops, and the rest of it is good publicity that Google hasn't had to spend a penny on.

      Issuing a DMCA would result in more negative feedback and lower opinions of Google, which could drive people into the arms of Apple or Microsoft. That's not something they want to see, so as long as this isn't doing them harm, they probably won't do anything.

      That said, I'm sure whoever leaked the phone is probably going to get the ax.

      • mgamerz

        Typically prerelease software gets that, akin to Halo 4.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

      Google is nice to us. <3

      • heat361

        Can you do a system dump and maybe a video on the lg nexus

      • mgamerz

        Don't want to say it but...
        Told ya so.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

          2 days of uptime still counts as nice.

  • peacekeeper05

    neat idea. It won't look messy and crowded by doing that giving more space for notifications. I tried double swiping the notification area and you're right. It's quite easy to do.

  • Niv

    Just received the android 4.1.2 ota update and more good news. It really is a great day

  • skitchbeatz

    The only issue i see with this is that the second pull-down appears to be hidden and only power users will see it.

    • lbrfabio

      Probably there will be a tutorial like the one for the launcher

      • Tommy Thompson

        like when you first pull down the notification bar, something will pop up and say to pull down again for quick settings.

  • TobiasFunke

    This is the kind of stuff that make AndroidPolice the absolute best place for Android info!

    • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

      I know! I basically come here for Ron's posts. He's a God amongst men when it comes to Android Teardowns.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shaun76 Shaun McLane

    What about this? Maybe the double pulldown will show up as a two-finger pulldown like expanding a JB notification. This would eliminate the need for two gestures, and turn it into a single (double-finger) gesture.

    • Tommy Thompson

      It could work both ways.

      • ben dover

        That's what she said.

      • Freak4Dell

        Hopefully either both ways, or just the one finger double swipe. Two finger swipe is too cumbersome on a phone.

        • Ragin

          I already use two finger swiping up to quick activate messaging and down for whatsapp, so that's out for me as well.

    • jordanjay29

      Good idea, if Google hadn't added in the single-finger expanding gesture in Jelly Bean's 4.1.2 update already. This is probably plausible, but I'm not sure it's liekly.

    • br_hermon

      Yes, it's a possible way to implement it but why? I think Google tried to get away from the two finger gesture in 4.1.2 because it makes for easier one handed control. With that same thing in mind, I don't seem them doing any less with the quick settings.

    • A shark if you must know..

      As a person with only one arm: no.

      • Rave Party i storgöteborg

        Subtle, I like it

    • chlo1ber

      I think a double pulldown would be better as you could use it with just one hand.

      What I really miss though is an option to quickly change to the "previous" app. I often switch between two apps. Something like a 3-finger swipe to change to the last app would be awesome. In general I think the could make more use of gestures.

    • http://www.facebook.com/BaoLeDuc Bao Le Duc

      If you try 1Tap Quick Bar on Google Play, it does the same thing with more customization http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rootuninstaller.onetap

  • quiro91

    M0ar!!

  • Benji Hertel

    LOL. That is all.

  • Bruno Pedro

    this is just amazing, AMAZING

  • moelsen8

    wow crazy. also crazy how something so simple has never been thought of before. i want it on my rom.. now! :P

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    Ron: could it be that the first pulldown (the normal notification shade) only pulls down to where your finger stops?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

      The current one is flingable and has a good amount of "gravity" and stuff that does the work for you. Requiring the user to drag it ALL the way down would just be weird, and a lot of work.

      Eric came up with a good idea, it might be on purpose like the N7, so you can tap down there to close it.

      • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

        Hmm, you're right there. But his finger does stop where the pulldown stops. Hmm.

        But I can't wait to see how the second pulldown works. I've always liked MIUI's way of doing it: pulldown with no notifications, you get toggles/quick settings. Pulldown with notifications and you get notifications.

        Anyway, can't wait to see what else you've got to reveal in the system dump. This'll be a good week!

        • Walkop

          I'm thinking if you 'drag' the pulldown bar, it will stop where your finger stops, but if you 'fling' the bar, It'll go all the way down. Google's been pretty good at detecting the subtle differences in touch speeds lately (just try it on the homescreen, moving your finger in one direction then fling it about .5cm in the other direction and it'll go there)

      • Freak4Dell

        Yeah, I'd hate it if stopped where you stopped flinging. My swipe to pull down the notification bar is usually pretty short, because I know I don't have to do it the whole way.

        I also get annoyed by the N7 method, because you have to be more precise when flinging back up. If you don't grab the right spot, nothing happens. I keep forgetting that I can just tap outside of it to close it, because I'm so used to flinging it back up on my phone.

      • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

        "Eric came up with a good idea, it might be on purpose like the N7, so you can tap down there to close it."

        I was about to post something similar. Not sure about the Galaxy Nexus, but on the Nexus S when you pull down to the level where it stopped on the video (just on the divider of the hotseat/dock) you only lose one notification you would've got when it gets all the way to the bottom. When all the notifications are expanded (as opposed to all contacted in the former example), there's no loss in information as the bottom expanded notification is always cutoff regardless.

        Maybe they've implemented something where the notification tray auto expands on the Lock screen, so they left the space to emphasize that that its a shade.

    • Zombie

      That's right, I thought that too, also it's similar to the way the notification area in iOS works, so it makes sense to work like this and it's also quite cool too. I don't think it's a bug, the notification area just pulls down to where the last notification is, if there are less notifications than the screen can contain.

    • br_hermon

      I thought that too... but let's hope that's not the case. I like the quick fling with gravity.

    • The Rainbow Unicorn Man

      It looks like it pulls down to the last notification (like @6c60fbb02169f9c5a4fe198196fafc6c:disqus said) so there's no unnecessary wasted space. So if there's only one notification it only goes down to the bottom of that notification and then stops. That makes sense, and flinging would still work.

  • strikeir13

    Seems to me like swiping sideways wouldn't be so bad, you'd just have to do it on the notification pane itself and not the notifications themselves.

    • Freak4Dell

      It would be cool if a swipe sideways on a part of the pane that wasn't taken up by a notification actually turned the pane around, showing a full quick settings pane.

      • Justin Swanson

        Some ROMs have something like this, personally it seems more cumbersome to quickly toggle some settings... Not sure how it a double swipe will be different but I am willing to give it a try.

        • Freak4Dell

          It's still only two swipes, so it wouldn't be any more cumbersome, but it would have a cool animation effect.

  • Вася

    А чего на скрине русский текст?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Олег-Цой/100002515142603 Олег Цой

      Well, that's where the dump coming from I guess. Those pesky Russian hackers.

  • http://twitter.com/wstrmn Marc

    This is Real Nice but I think they should focus on other features than the notification center... It is good enought

  • cowgar

    what I would personally like is:
    - the first swipe would bring the power controls together with the most important notification (or say most recent) that you could choose somewhere (or just pick few apps that are important - latest downloads/market update/bbc update etc are irrelevant)

    - the 2nd one would bring _all_ notifications that are cluttering this area - like groupon one ;)

    As I'm finding myself going more to power controls than to notifications - which are accessible even via their main app (say GMAIL) once one see the icon in the area.

  • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

    Yo dawg, I heard you like the pulldown bar...
    So we put the Quick Settings bar on the notification bar so you can pull down while you pull down

    • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

      Too lazy to make a meme generator image of this =P

      • Abhijeet Mishra

        Did it for you. You're welcome.

        • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

          Dude! Thanks, haha

          • Abhijeet Mishra

            :D

  • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

    This feels to me like further effort on Google's part to fill in all the missing gaps that OEMs normally feel the need to fill with their skins. By building these things into the OS, and/or building in functions that allow the OEMs to rely on Google solutions instead of their own, hopefully we'll see either less and less skinning, or the reality of Google designing the OS so the skins can be turned on or off will be more believable.

  • Abhigyan Banerjee

    Android Police clearly killing it with all the teasing and the tempting. I love this two-swipe quick settings solution, as I really find the toggles space hogging (even on the One X). And I can really, really get used to the double pull down as it's a really intuitive gesture, which can be accomplished using just my thumb.

    Blown. Away.

  • Dave

    You know, I can see them taking the "shade" model further. Kind of like Web OS cards but I suppose the multitasking button sort of mimics that functionality.

  • br_hermon

    Ron, I love your teardowns! Great, exclusive investigative work once again by AP!

  • Greyhame

    4.2 can't come soon enough!!!

    Great stuff Ron!!!!

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    I kind of want them to maker the tear down trigger from a swipe from the settings icon.

  • mrsbelpit

    The only problem with this post is that you're making us wait for more! Give us the goods :)

    • Razormike

      Mrsbelpit! Hello.
      I'm guessing you don't like the new Engadget comment system either?

      • mrsbelpit

        Haha, it's truly awful. Follow me on disqus so we can keep track of the engadget gang. :)

        • Razormike

          Will do, have you seen milspecdroid or Jonathan?

          • mrsbelpit

            They seem to be hanging out at Technobuffalo, which I'm also trying. Come on over.

          • Razormike

            The site lags for me a little and the adverts are annoying, still it's better than that horrible comment system on engadget.

  • Sven Enterlein

    A good alternative would be to have a swipe gesture down for notifications and another (e.g. left to right) for the quick setting toggles...

  • Rick Fisher

    I'm not sure if it's still like this, but I liked the MIUI implementation. Button at the bottom of the drawer to switch between notifications and quick settings that you could tap, or if you slide on a part of the notification pulldown that wasn't an actual notification, it swiped over to the quick setting page. The reason I don't like double pull is because 1. it's not obvious, and new users or people with Galaxy Nexus now will have no idea this feature even exists. and 2. It hurts my hope for Google to have an answer to notifications in full-screen apps. With The GS3 you just swipe twice from the top and the notification bar comes down even in full screen apps like games. Will this require 3 swipes now for quick notifications if Samsung decides to use Google's panel instead of their own bar? I guess that's not a big deal, still could be 2 swipes down to get notification shade, then a swipe down while the shade is down pulls the settings shade. But I still prefer MIUIs choice.

  • br_hermon

    It isn't much but if you look closely, when he pulls down the quick settings bar, once he reaches the bottom of the notification shade, the bottom drag bar bounces back up to the bottom of the quick settings shade.

    Like I say, not much but hey. :)

  • KreeTerry

    good to see that google is learning from from the android dev community, hopefully more features from custom roms make it into the next and following android releases

  • http://twitter.com/Gone24 BRYΛN

    This is why I love AndroidPolice Nice job guys! The double pulldown sounds awesome, can't wait for 4.2!

  • Bleakvision

    Or you do it like CyanogenMod and use very small power control icons. It's perfect.

  • BigMixxx

    Boom goes the dynamite!

  • Dima Aryeh

    Not sure if I'm a fan of the status bar showing... it ruins the clean monochrome look. However, I agree that it sucks that battery and signal are hidden. The fat bar should integrate those things cleanly instead of having both it and the status bar. Dual clocks? No thanks.

    • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

      Agreed. I mean, what's really the point of displaying battery/signal strength anyway? Both are unlikely to change while you're reading your notifications.

  • http://twitter.com/harshitpassi Harshit Passi

    Oh my! This really got the geek juices flowing! Double swipe REALLY would work pretty well, leave it to Google to figure out things like that!

  • Nelson Siegel

    I'm not very familiar with the license types, but if Google wanted to just take the notification toggle from CM, they could, right? I think I would prefer the CM style to this new way because I never really have so many notifications that I need that extra space. I also think it looks silly having the time showing twice now. Maybe they'll have it hide on the status bar like it does on the lock screen.

  • The Dude

    I believe MIUI has the best Android UI. It will take Google another few versions before they catch up to MIUI. e.g. in its settings panel we get -

    - dual tabbed notifications panel, easy access to both. Opens with settings panel if no notifications
    - long press on the icon to go to its settings

    • Jeremy Bryant

      You beat me to it. this seems like the most natural solution to me.

    • Nathan J

      Sounds like Sense (at least the first part). AOSP will always be short of customizations like MIUI, CM, AOKP, etc., or the commercial ones like Sense. And I'm okay with that, as long as I can unlock my bootloader, and choose for myself.

  • max

    So chrome is no longer the native browser?

  • Freak4Dell

    I honestly prefer to just have them right there with rest of the notification pane, but I could probably get used to a double swipe, too.

    Google should just hire the CM team, or a few of the custom ROM teams. It seems like they take a lot of ideas that showed up in various custom ROMs first. At this rate, I won't have any reason to use a custom ROM pretty soon.

    • metamorph

      Google's Android team is way ahead of CM or any ROM dev team. They actually go deep into the guts of android (ex. project butter) and make system-wide enhancements. The UI and theme mods that are implemented by CM / AOKP are probably a piece of cake for the android team, however, they need to strike a balance between needs of a power user like us and the majority of user base that is average at best.

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    You guys are aware that we are actually looking at the first hands-on video of the upcoming LG Nexus 4?! That's not a Galaxy Nexus but the LG Nexus. Look at the speaker and the chrome ring around the display.

    • Walkop

      I TOTALLY DIDN'T NOTICE THAT! Nice grab, zymo! :D

  • Christopher Theofilaktos

    You guys are the BEST Android blog out there, keep up the awesome work!. FINALLY we're getting quick settings in the notification bar

  • Adam Byrd

    It's nice to see toggles being integrated, but personally I hate the design. I feel like tabs would have been a much better approach. Having to pull down twice just feels sloppy and unnecessary. Why drag when you could tap? Plus, to close the quick notifications presumably one has to move to the bottom of the tray to drag up again (twice?). Also, being able to see a 'Settings' tab to press is much more natural for non-power users than dragging down a second hidden window. Tabs are more intuitive and less work. Here's to hoping this isn't the final implementation.

  • SoCoMagNuM

    Not sure if im thrilled on the double swipe gesture. I like it all in one swipe.

    • John O’Connor

      how about one finger swipe down for notifications and 2 finger swipe down for settings?

  • Justin Swanson

    Please make sure that it is completely customizable... otherwise we'll still be looking for CM and AOKP

  • Irshad Chohan

    I think they should not make a second pull-down screen, beside they can expand current icons, of wifi (on|off) and others, just like expanded notification.

    so withing one screen I'll be having expanded controls for quick settings, as well will see notification and other details.

    also like jellybean, I should be able to move it back to basic setting controls by pinch zooming or single touch as in 4.1.2.

  • MrJigolo

    So when is the next tear down, Ron?

  • The Rainbow Unicorn Man

    Here are all the things I've noticed:
    1. Notification bar at the top stays visible now when pulled down (like in pre-4.1).
    2. Notification panel, when pulled down, only goes down to the last notification, then stops.
    3. The carrier doesn't seem to be displayed at the bottom of the notification panel any more.
    4. Obviously, there's a "Quick Settings" panel.
    Anyone noticed anything else?

  • http://twitter.com/chrismalone chrismalone

    What i would like to know/see is if you don't have any notifications, it should bring you to the quick settings with one swipe. Can you test this Ron? And more video please!!!!THX

  • aaroncornwall

    It's not that the notification panel doesn't go all the way down, it just stops under the last notification and if there isn't enough to fill the screen than it floats. I like it.

  • Kaskade

    What logic comes to mind when you hear "Quick Settings"? The word "quick", maybe?
    Why the hell change a feature so it works against it's original design?
    They should either just use smaller icons so they don't take up too much space, or do it the MIUI way.

  • mendy817

    not sure if this was pointed out, but another "new" feature is that when he pulls up the notification panel he doesn't have to swipe from the bottom, he just swipes up from the middle of the screen

  • Martin Nilsson

    This looks great, but I think and hope a few clever "add-ons" should be made. If there isn't any notifications, quick settings should be default. To save us time from "double scrolling". This is in turn should of course have a setting, always open in X, open in X when there is no notification, etc. I think Google will be able to make this awesome!

    • The Rainbow Unicorn Man

      No, if there are no notifications, then the notification panel should definitely still show. It's far too inconsistent to open it up, expecting notifications, and finding quick settings.

  • 8Charlie

    What I really want... things like time and battery to show up in the Recent apps screen! So irritating that I have to leave an app or game just to see the time. For now I'm using one of those Smart Notification Bar programs where you can make the notification bar show up even in a game. But the recent screen would be the perfect place to put this.

  • monkeyfitz@gmail.com

    Htc already came up with a solution for this.
    At the bottom of the pull down bar when it is extened are two tabs (much like an internet browser). One is labeled "quick settings" and the other "notifications".
    I would prefer this option as once you have swiped down the bar your finger is at the bottom of the screen. So why make it so you have to swipe it down again when you can move your finger 5mm and hit a tab
    And samsungs current "toggles on top" idea looks shit.

  • Greg Sanders

    Actually the double pull-down makes a lot of sense.

    On CM10 I often have the issue where I hit the toggles instead of "settings" button or "clear".

    Interesting take on it, and it should be fast with a double swipe-down.

    Awaiting eagerly!

  • http://www.geekwave.de/ Felix

    I prefer the AOKP Implementation of toggling the quick settings. Just press the settings button to show/hide them - a long press will take you into the settings menu

  • ConCal

    I love the analysis here! Double swipe is an awesome idea. It keeps a real "clean" look instead of a clutter one like touchwiz. P.s. I hate touchwiz.

  • Bidyut Mukherjee

    Ron Amadeo,

    "And third, the notification panel doesn't go all the way to the bottom. Hopefully this is just a bug because it doesn't make any sense."

    Its not a bug, its a feature. Its christened 'Phablet Mode', by the team that first implemented this in Jelly Bean ROMs.
    Take a look here; http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32543096&postcount=6
    Many users prefer the style of the Phablet Mode.
    Seems Android Team's catching on.

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    Great! And I hope that a two-fingers pulldown will directly bring the quick settings!

    Using the phone with one hand: two swipes
    Using it with two hands: double swipe
    Best of both worlds IMHO.

  • Bariman43

    If the second pull down could also be expanded with a quick down flick like the current one, it would be perfect. Even better is if the second one could be pulled down while the first is still moving. Two quick swipes instead of one, brief pause, then one more would be better for snappiness of the OS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BaoLeDuc Bao Le Duc

    Quick Settings is not new to anyone who already tried 1Tap Quick Bar (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rootuninstaller.onetap). It already supports for Android 2.1+. You can do more than system settings with a lot of customization

  • MikehMike01

    Another brain dead idea from Google.

  • PhantomPtI

    Now in Android L. Yay

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