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Google Rumored to be Overhauling Quick Settings in Android “L” Release

June 24, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Earlier today, it was all but confirmed by the head of Android, Sundar Pichai, that they would be showing off a new version of Android at Google I/O tomorrow. So naturally, here comes all the rumors, and leaks and such for this new version of Android, which is said to be the L release. According to Android Police and some of their inside sources, it looks like Google is exploring richer quick settings as well as stacking card notifications in this new version of Android. The mockups you see above were actually put together by Android Police and are not the real deal just yet, but they do look pretty amazing.

Basically, what we are looking at is that Google is looking to revamp the Quick Settings panel that debuted in Android 4.2. From what we can tell, they are looking to make it easier to control even more things from the Quick Settings panel in this new version. Right now, as most of you know, when tapping on an icon in the Quick Settings – i.e. WiFi, Bluetooth, Sound, etc – it just turns it on or off, or jumps into the settings. However this new panel is going to transition to that setting so you’ve got the full settings right there in your notification panel. It’s pretty neat.

There’s also the bell that showed up in other L screenshots lately. Many of us thought that Mr Jingles was making his Android debut, but in fact it’s just a sleep mode or a blocking mode. Most other manufacturers have made their phones able to block all notifications and be quiet during certain hours. Well it looks like that feature is coming to stock Android very soon. It’s also in the middle of the quick settings, so it’s easy to get too.

Lots more to this rumor set of rumors as well, which you can head over to Android Police’s post and check that out (link is in the sources below). Anyone excited for Google I/O tomorrow? Let us know in the comments below.