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Android 4.0 Concept UI Improvement for Notifications Part 1

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Uploaded on Jan 8, 2012

Please see my latest concept. The Nexus Q: Q-Dash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7GmH4...


*Apologies for the first few seconds having no audio. It appears YouTube cut it out. I would re-upload the video but my internet is very slow*

Find me on the following websites:
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This user interface concept improvement video covers 3 simply tweaks, which I feel improve the functionality of Android.

1) Bigger Notifications
These bigger notifications show the contact picture,and are large enough so the message can be read. They appear over the top of the default notification bar to save space.
Clicking on the notification takes you to the application for which the notification is for. In this case, its the Messaging App

2) Quick Reply
Something I feel that has been missing from Android for some time. When the message arrive, clicking on the message itself will open quick reply.
Quick Reply extends the notification area so you can reply to the message right from the notification area, without leaving the application you are currently in.

3) Swipe to Close/Mark
Notifications have already easy to close in Android by either pressing the 'X' or in Android 4.0, by swiping the notification away.
However, there is no way to mark a message or email as read if you close it from the notification area. This concept means that you can do this. Simply wipe the notification to the left to close it, or swipe it to the right to mark it as read and close it.


There were 2 other videos that didn't make it into the final video - the only reason for this is that they are longer and the size of the video came to about 600mb for a HD one. Hence why they were left out of this video.

You can find more information about these at this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showp...

If you would like to incorporate these ideas into a ROM, application etc, then please contact me first


All feedback and comments are welcome. Feel free to message me on any of the sites above.

The Android Logo and the Android Operating System are the sole property of Google. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the property of Samsung. The background music is from Apple's iLife Soundpack which is property of Apple.
All concepts seen in this video are for the purpose of Android Development. There is a thread at XDA-Developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showt...

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