Android N Will Have A Redesigned Notification Shade And Quick Settings Panel

The topic Android N is again on fire. And this time, we’re seeing drastic changes happening to Android N. As, the Android 5.0 Lollipop was a big change from KitKat to Lollipop and similarly, we’re seeing a drastic change from Marshmallow to N.

According to the recent leaks from the Android Police blog, the mockups are true. As you can see, the notifications shade looks like it’ll provide quite a bit more info per notifications, and the height of each notification has been stretched to accommodate this. In Lollipop, notifications on the shade have a card-like feel with gaps of negative space between each one. N looks like it’s filling up these gaps. While both have a very sleek, Material Design look, N opts for a lengthy sheet of contiguous paper over the card layout. We assume they will still be swipe-able.



Moreover, the quick settings panel seems to be one tap quicker than it is on Lollipop. What appears to be quick toggle buttons ride atop the shade so that major tools and services, like wifi connectivity and your flashlight, can be accessed immediately rather than in a larger pull-down menu. It seems that the full quick options menu is available if you pull down once more, but this is a way to provide valuable utility to a part of the screen that wasn’t used this efficiently before.

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This is based on Android N’s preview build. So, things may change by the final build. And you may also see that the App Drawer is there, which means that our expectations didn’t come as expected. Well, the Android N will be released during Google I/O 2016, it maybe Android N or still Marshmallow with another version. So, we’ve to wait for Google to announce it.

What do you think of N’s new notifications shade and quick settings panel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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