Android 4.2 teardown reveals ‘Future Site of Quick Settings’

Android 4.2 teardown reveals ‘Future Site of Quick Settings’Last week, the chaps over at Android Police revealed a handful of new features in Android’s Gmail 4.2 app, including the long awaited addition of pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-delete.

Now they’re further picking apart the in-progress Android 4.2 build, and they’ve found something truly bizarre.

Part 1 of the Android 4.2 Alpha Teardown reveals a placeholder – in the form a .png file – for something called the “Future Site of Quick Settings”.

The Quick Settings in question are thought to be the little toggle controls for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, brightness, etc., allowing you to quickly disable or adjust features (in order to save battery, for example) without delving into the Settings menu.

And where is the Future Site for these Quick Settings? Well, that’s the interesting part. It’s actually housed in a second Android pulldown menu. You heard me.

So you’ll have the standard notifications pulldown, and a second downward swipe will reveal the Quick Settings. Interesting.

Ah, the things we get excited about. Having said that, it’s not a huge deal. I used to keep a little Quick Settings widget on one of my homescreens. I guess the second pulldown means they’re only ever two swipes away. Hmm.

Another tiny observation includes the status bar remaining visible from the notifcations screen.

Android 4.2, eh? Who can wait?

via: Android Police

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4 comments

blizzard7  Oct. 17, 2012 at 21:14

Doesn't seem like a clever place to put it to me. From the video it looks like once you've scrolled the second window down, you can't get back to the notification window. Surely a swipe from bottom to top would be a better place to put this?

Betas  Oct. 17, 2012 at 22:39

Symbian Belle says hi.

krogothnx  Oct. 20, 2012 at 18:45

Unlikely to have this as a swipe from the bottom menu - that's how you access Google now on nexus devices.

blizzard7  Oct. 20, 2012 at 21:27

@krogothnx
True. I'm sure Google can think of a more elegant solution for these type of settings though.

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