Android Q’s hidden ‘bubbles’ suggest Google is rethinking notifications


Despite multiple redesigns and fundamental changes, one thing has remained true since the very first Android phone: you swipe down from the top to access your notifications. But Android Q Beta 1 shows Google is at least considering an alternative. As first reported by 9to5Google, Android Q includes a hidden feature that duplicates your notifications in a small floating ‘bubble.’ If you use Facebook Messenger on Android, you might know what I mean. Facebook calls the feature “chat heads” but it’s essentially the same concept: an always-on-top bubble that you can move around your screen and use to quickly access conversations…

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