Google I/O 2014: Android getting heads up notifications


Google I/O 2014 kicked off on Wednesday morning with its annual keynote speech.

During the portion of the presentation focused on Android, it was revealed that in the operating system’s newest major refresh known as Android L (final name pending), a new notification feature will be coming to users’ devices.

This new feature, known as “Heads up Notifications”, will alert users of “major” events without having what they are currently doing on the device interrupted. The example used during the keynote involved playing a game on your phone when, all of a sudden a phone call comes in.

Instead of your game being interrupted and the call screen taking over, the call notification appears at the top of the device for you to act on. This allows you to either answer or ignore, in this case, the phone call without having to leave the app you are currently in.

What do you think of the new notification feature coming to Android? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: This new feature is going to be one of the best new additions to the Android OS. Having to ability to address a phone call or message without having to leave the app I’m using will make taking care of tasks a heck of a lot easier.

Tags: Android Google Technology

  • Bezimienny Cichociemny

    Awesome! I was waiting for such feature win phone already have that kind of notifications