Moto X Active Display Now Available To Download On Any Android 4.3 Device


One of the best and most popular features on Motorola’s flagship smartphone, the Moto X, is its Active Display functionality which automatically displays important notifications on the lock screen without any user input. This attribute was a Moto X exclusive at launch, but already a replica has been developed and is now available to download.

Niko001, a loyal member of XDA-Developers, has created and published an application called “Active Notifications” which imitates the Active Display on any Android 4.3 Jelly Bean device, and here’s what he had to say:

“It uses the new ‘Notification Listener’ service introduced in 4.3 and therefore has minimal impact on your battery. If you own an AMOLED-phone, the ‘battery saving’ feature should work automatically, since black pixels are simply not turned on. The app comes with similar features as the Moto X Active Display (such as not turning on when the device is inside your pocket, purse, or lying face down). Unfortunately, relying on the 4.3 Notification Listener also means that you need a device running Android 4.3 (which are pretty scarce at the moment)… I’ll think about creating a version for older versions of Android if there is enough interest.”

At this precise moment in time, the application will only be available to download on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – as these are the only devices currently running 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Also, if you’re running a custom firmware you can download, install and use “ActiveNotifications,” as well.

Click the source link below to pick up your copy of “ActiveNotifiations” free of charge.