One of the features in Android 4.4 – KitKat, one of my favorites at that, is called immersive mode. Where it allows the app to take over the entire display, hiding the status bar and navigation bar. Now granted, this is really only a big deal on devices that have on-screen navigation buttons like the Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10, and the Moto X. However I still find it to be a awesome feature. Many Google apps already support it, and so do a few third-party apps.
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Today, Gameloft updated one of their more popular games to support immersive mode. That would be Asphalt 8. Which is going to give you an even better experience when playing Asphalt 8, not that it wasn’t already a great looking game. Additionally, Gameloft is planning to update many of their other popular titles between now and the end of February. Which include Blitz Brigade, Dungeon Hunter 4, Gangstar 4, GT Racing 2, Heroes of O&C, Order & Chaos, Order & Choas Duels, Six Guns and Total Conquest.
It also wouldn’t be a surprise to see Gameloft add the immersive mode feature to more games down the road. But so far these are the games they have it planned for in the next few weeks. Now obviously, this update doesn’t mean much to you if your device isn’t running Android 4.4 – KitKat already. As this is a KitKat feature. Which mean only a handful of devices will be able to support this update. That includes the Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10. As well as the Google Play Edition devices such as the HTC One, Galaxy S4, LG G Pad 8.3, Xperia Z Ultra, and the Moto G. But don’t forget the International versions of the HTC One and the Galaxy Note 3 also have KitKat, with the Note 3 just starting to get it in a few countries last week.
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