Tag Archive: Notification


Android’s notification dots are coming to Chrome OS

A new commit suggests that Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo’s notification dots.

Oreo wasn’t the biggest Android update ever released, but one of the features it did add was notification dots. Notification dots are those colorful circles that appear next to your app icons, and long-pressing on an app with one of these reveals the notification(s) for that app above your app shortcuts.

A new commit was recently discovered by Chrome Story, and it suggests  [Read More…]

How to disable icon notification badges on the Galaxy Note 8

This could be your favorite feature … or it could annoy you every single day.

Notification badges are a small but divisive feature that has sparked many an argument among smartphone users. Many users, particularly anyone who’s used an iPhone, greatly appreciate seeing that little circle on their app icons indicating the number of unread notifications. Notification badges have had a spotty but improving past on Android, and listening to demand, Samsung includes this feature in the  [Read More…]

How to use Notification channels on Android Oreo

Fine tune what Notifications interrupt your day with Notification channels on Android Oreo.

Android Oreo delivers plenty of awesome new features for you to play with, and one of the best for those who like to finely tune every aspect of the experience is the addition of Notification channels. This nifty setup makes it much easier to properly adjust what Notifications interrupt your day so that you only get pinged when it’s actually necessary.

Here’s how it  [Read More…]

Notification channels in Android Oreo: Everything you need to know!

Android Oreo comes with the power to take control over your notification tray so you can sort out just what you want to see.

One of the bigger changes and features coming with Android Oreo is the new Notification Channels system. It can also be a little confusing to talk about since it’s not something we’re used to seeing on our phones. But when you cut through all the fancy technical words and developer language, they’re not  [Read More…]

Android Oreo features you’ll love: Notification badges and previews

Keeping up with notifications is a constant struggle.

Notifications. It’s the first thing most of us deal with in the morning, and no matter what time of day, there’s probably three or four of them sitting just waiting there. Unread badges have existed on mobile home screens since before Android to help remind us of things we need to take care of. Up until this year, they’ve mostly just been these awkward blobs in the corner of  [Read More…]

OnePlus explains why it sent a push notification survey to OnePlus 5 customers

OnePlus gets caught out advertising the OnePlus 5 to OnePlus 5 customers.

OnePlus came under fire once again yesterday for sending out a push notification to OnePlus 5 customers asking them to take part in a survey to win a OnePlus 5. As expected, the move didn’t go down well over on Reddit, with enterprising users tracking down the app that sent out the notification — the “Push” system app.

In an official statement, OnePlus said  [Read More…]

Android O’s notification coloring is an abomination

This idea needs a second look, Google.

Not every idea is a good idea. And some good ideas aren’t nearly as good as they sound once put into use. I’m not sure where the idea of colorizing media notifications in Android O fits into the “good” scale of ideas, but I know one thing. It’s an idea that needs to change.

In case you’re not up to snuff with what I’m talking about — even when launched  [Read More…]

All about Android O’s Notification Channels

Android 8 comes with the power to take control over your notification tray so you can sort out just what you want to see.

One of the bigger changes and features coming with Android O is the new Notification Channels system. It can also be a little confusing to talk about, since it’s not something we’re used to seeing on our phones. But when you cut through all the fancy technical words and developer language, they’re not  [Read More…]

How to activate the new “Android O” notification badges in Nova Launcher

We here at AndroidGuys have made it no secret about our universal love for the ever impressive Nova Launcher. Nova Launcher has earned the title of “Best launcher in the Play Store” with us and early in May, we reported on the eagerly anticipated v5.1 becoming available in the Play Store. No sooner has Nova 5.1 […]

Nova Launcher Beta adds Android O style notification dots, but Dynamic Badges are better

Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.

Notification badges have made huge strides on Nova Launcher in the last few months. We got Dynamic Badges to replace the hum-drum numeric badges back in March, and now, Nova is letting us downsize our badges and try out the more simplistic Android O-style dots in its latest beta update. And while I’m all for bringing the latest Android goodies to older versions, this is  [Read More…]