Tag Archive: Floating


Floating conversation bubbles might be coming soon to Google Messages

Bubbles will give an on-screen floating notification, much like Facebook Messenger.

What you need to know The Bubbles feature was first seen in Android 10 Beta 2 on Pixels. Currently, the feature can be enabled within the Developer Options on Android 10 devices. Bubbles can be enabled and disabled within the Google Messages app notification settings.

Google apps have been getting a fair number of updates as of late, and Google Messages is no different. Shortly after  [Read More…]

How to activate the floating dock on the Honor 7X

Put your navigation buttons wherever you please.

The Honor 7X is a great budget phone with a lot going for it. Its cameras are surprisingly good, performance is speedy, and its display is excellent for the money. But at 5.93 inches, that display is large and sometimes difficult to manage. Like other large phones, reaching the top of the display requires shifting the Honor 7X around in your hand a bit, which in turn can make it  [Read More…]

Gboard update adds a floating keyboard, cursor control, and GIF suggestions

Gboard is turning into the most feature-rich keyboard around.

Gboard has picked up a significant update to version 6.2 that introduces a slew of new features. In one-handed mode, you now have the ability to resize and reposition the keyboard, allowing you to move the keyboard to a location where it’s comfortable to use. All you have to do is switch to one-handed mode, select the pop-out icon from the bottom left (or right, based on the orientation) of  [Read More…]

Microsoft rolling out OneNote update with a new floating icon

OneNote is currently being updated for Android, offering up a new feature for fans to take full advantage of. If you’ve been crying out for more convenient access to your notes, this update is for you as Microsoft has implemented a new floating icon called floatie.

Swype update adds new floating keyboard, Material themes and phrase correction

Swype has updated its keyboard on Android today with a long list of new features, including a new mini-keyboard, free themes and tons of prediction and correction improvements. On the interface side you’ll find a new truly floating mini keyboard that sits on top of your apps for quick input, as well as predictions-only emoji support and two Material Design themes.

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The colorful floating circles that have danced into our digital lives

Material Design in 2014 was just the beginning — now the good stuff really begins

2014 has been a year filled with fantastic things for the mobile world. Samsung is exploring aluminum casing, Motorola’s crazy custom backplates got even more creative, and two different phones running Cyanogen OS have been launched as legitimate commercial products. Android as a platform has continued to grow dramatically, and this time next year a handful of us will wonder how we  [Read More…]

Minuum keyboard app updated with floating and compact modes

The team behind the popular Minuum keyboard app for Android devices are rolling out a new update today on Google Play, which offers some new features such as floating and compact modes, among others.

A.I.type needs testers for its Floating Split Keyboard for tablets

A.I.type Floating Split Keyboard

Keyboard developer A.I.type hit us up this morning in search of a few testers for its upcoming “Floating Split Keyboard for Tablets.” It’s got all of the features you know and love from A.I.type Keyboard Plus, including its predition engine. It also has context-aware autocorrect, built-in skins and more customizations.

The really sexy part is that doesn’t take up a whole lot of screen space and can “float”  [Read More…]