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Video: Paranoid Android’s Hover Gets a First Beta Look

Paranoid Android‘s new headlining feature, called Hover, has made its way into their latest beta for all to try. Hover is the replacement notification management system for the previously much-talked-about Halo, in case you were trying to keep up with ROM features these days. 

So what is Hover? Well, it reminds me a bit of the way iOS handles notifications in that as they arrive, you will see them displayed at the top of your screen, on top of your current task for a few seconds before going into hiding. Notifications show in a semi-transparent black box with some contents, minimal imagery, and will even let you interact with them in a variety of ways. If you tap and hold, you can see more of their contents, but if you do a simple tap on one, the connected app will open as a pop-up for you to take care of business and then get back to your previous task.

To see it in action, checkout the video above. If you’d like to flash the latest from PA, be sure to hit up the source link below.

Via:  +Paranoid Android
  • ArclightX

    #StayParanoid My Friends….

  • Deeco

    Xposed framework bound. Custom roms are so dead!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    that wallpaper??!

  • Danny

    PA first had PIE and HALO and now this … They’re doing something

    • grumpyfuzz

      don’t forget hybrid ;)

  • Sean Rowe

    I seriously feel like I have this exact same thing on my phone already. I keep getting a pop-up just like that one for the past few weeks and it drives me nuts. I hate it partially because I didn’t realize I could swipe it down to see the full notification, so I’d sit there and wait for it to go away so I could swipe the notification bar down to see the full notification. I looked everywhere for how to get rid of the feature.

    I don’t think I have hover as it hasn’t been coded in and I haven’t really been using PA that much lately, been on AOKP a lot. Is there a similar feature in AOKP that looks just like this?

  • Justin Tierney

    Isn’t there an app? Like Notifier Plus? Thats just like this?

  • Humberto

    we all know that feeling….

    • turdbogls

      this picture actually makes me Cringe…..and I’m on r/WTF all the time

    • Rexin

      Ohh, that picture :-) but if you vant some rooting guides or unique android thinks look on androidbestial com ill recommandet that. Have a nice day guys

  • Derrick Jefferson

    I wish this was an app and not a ROM feature. I would love to have this but I can’t give up the stability of my Malladus ROM for the G2.

    • panicswhenubered

      I tried three other ROMs, kernels, upped the voltages for the G2, all KK based. All they did was reboot randomly while using the phone. Finally I tried Malladus. Hands down the best ROM for the G2.

  • tylerc23

    Very nice concept. Wish this could be on stock phones

  • hackthis02

    The WORST part of iOS notification system, now available for Android!

    • Metal_Link

      I agree. It blocks the action bar (typically associated with navigation and actioning things in the app) and I think that’s one of the silliest ideas. Not my preference.

  • tylerc23

    Am I the only one that really does not like the, hopefully fake, icons for the next Android Update?

  • Danmheadache

    This makes me more headache because of my locked bootloader smartphone!!

  • CB

    Hangnail. Clip the hangnail.

    • JSo

      Haha. I noticed that too the first time I watched it. I like the guys’ videos (and even subscribe to them) but if you do a video where your fingers are right in front of the camera, you should probably make sure they are camera ready.

  • Mike Aurin

    This is the first time I’ve been jealous that I can’t unlock my S4’s bootloader since getting it in August. This looks like an excellent and well executed feature.

  • rfranken

    Very nice. I want that.

    • grumpyfuzz

      then flash it :P

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Can’t wait for PA to finish Beta on the Nexus 5. Still pretty damn solid though

  • Mark

    Breaking Story: Apple sues Paranoid Android ROM developers for using a notification system similar to what iOS has.

  • Boblank84

    hope this makes its way to an xposed module soon.

  • JSo

    This, just like Halo, is mainly for people who like fullscreen/immersive mode everywhere. I find these features redundant if you already have the notification bar showing. Not saying its not a clever or useful feature. Just making an observation.

    • grumpyfuzz

      For people who don’t use fullscreen everywhere, it is still useful in games. Since some games are now immersive, the notification will still show up and you will be able to open it up in a small window – do what you need to do, then get back to your game.

      • JSo

        I get that. I think this feature is really good for immersive only stuff. Not so much with non-immersive

        • turdbogls

          its still faster to just tap this “ribbon” than it is to pull down the shade and tap the notification and then be pulled into the full app only to then back out to get back to what you were doing.

          I for one actually like this….and i HATED Halo.

          • JSo

            I’m mostly just speaking for myself. I use Sliding SMS and it has the quick reply button that pops up a little reply box. So it’s pretty much the same thing.

          • Kofi Williams

            Cool but thats just SMS and only because that app allows it. I use Hangouts and this helps tremendously plus it works on all apps (Email, Reddit, etc). It’s a feature that doesn’t seem like much but it makes operating the phone faster.

          • turdbogls

            how is the new Beta? I’ll probably be switching over to it in a bit, but I am seriously happy with CM11 right now (battery wise) and its been solid (nexus 5) for the past few days.

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

    Makes me wanna go back to PA but PAC or PIC will have it soon so I’ll wait. I do think Stock Android should have this feature.

  • calum wilper

    beeta stage

  • Gato Mafioso

    Played around with it on the G2. Works pretty good but I reverted back to stock since it’s hard to give up xdabbeb’s camera mod.

    • ki11ak3nn

      What does the camera mod do?? Better low light pictures?? That’s what I need.

      • Gato Mafioso

        I do see an improvement for low light performance but it also has a bunch of other improvements to pictures and videos. If you use the led flash then xdabbeb included the chromaflash tweak that makes better use of the flash.

      • nate

        forum.xda-developers(dot)com/showthread.php?t=2548974

        Lots of features. I like improved image quality, 120FPS video(720p), 4K UHD video, brighter night mode, fixed awful viewfinder FPS in dark areas, chromaflash, etc.

    • joejoe5709

      True story. Gotta love it.

  • evan brown

    This is the only feature I really think stock android needs to perfect multitasking. Hope fully it happens sooner than later

  • BRIM

    Floatifications has this option too (ticker) http://goo.gl/G69Kwb

    • Ray

      just checked that out but its not the same.It doesn’t actually have a pop up window to respond to the notifications like this does.

      • M.C

        You can use Floatification w/ XHaloFoatingWindow (not all apps work with “halo” mode, but its something), i was using it with my CM11, but now I’m back to PA. PA4.3 still have some bugs (LG G2), but just minor bugs, I installed it today, and curious to see how battery goes ( It was a moster with CM11)

  • Alex Boro

    Looks good. Kinda like iOS 7

    • Maxim∑

      its basically an iOS 7 banner notification.. preferred the old one

  • Alec

    SICK BRO