Moto X Active Display Now Available To Download On Android Android 4.0+ 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, and in no time at all a replica was developed exclusively for Android 4.3 users, which has now been tweaked for a second time and is available to download on any Android 4.0+ device.

Over the past three weeks, Niko001, a loyal member of XDA-Developers, has created and published an application called “ActiveNotifications” which imitates the Active Display, which he has adapted to work on any device running Android 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. 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.

I’ve been using ActiveNotifications on the new Galaxy Active for a little less than 12 hours now, and it appears function perfectly with no battery issues.

Click the source link below to pick up your copy of ActiveNotifications free of charge on Google Play.