If you have received an update to Android 4.4 “Kit Kat,” you know that most apps have not yet taken advantage of the “Immersive Mode” feature that lets users hide their notification and navigation areas and use apps in true full-screen. One of the greatest possible uses of Immersive Mode is for reading without distractions, but we have so far only seen the likes of Google’s Play Books app take advantage. That changes today with the popular read-it-later service Pocket adding full support.
If you have not yet updated to Kit Kat, you are not entirely left out in the cold in terms of the Immersive Mode feature. Pocket’s developers have hid the notification bar if you have a device running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or higher, though if you have an Ice Cream Sandwich device you are out of luck.
The developers have also added app translations into Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Polish and Portuguese, for our foreign audience. Finally, to round out the fairly wealthy update, we have some readability fixes for layout, typography, and formatting.
The update is now live over on Google Play for free, so don’t miss out.