Add Pie Control to Your Android Device Without a Custom ROM

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  • 19 Feb 2013
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  • You may or may not have heard about the advantages of Pie Control added to your Android device. It is the latest trend and though people think it was introduced by custom ROM developers, it was actually made by Google and integrated into the stock ICS browser. From there you may know it as the Quick Controls option in Labs.

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    With one of the most well built and popular custom ROMs for the Android platform ever built – Phandroid, there have been integrated a lot of new functions that you are not likely to find anywhere else. Thus with the latest versions Pie Controls were introduced and immediately became a success among-st the Android community. The option allows users to swipe from a side of the screen they choose and have a Quick Controls like customizable interface for interacting with the OS.

    Though there have been a number of implementations of this sort, most require a custom ROM or advanced expertise to install it. The simplest method, though root is required, is to install the app called Pie Control from the Play Store. While it does not offer the advanced features of the original implementation, it manages to pose as a very interesting and configurable option for adding the extra functionality to your device. You can assign any app or function you choose for each of the buttons that can be set into multiple layers. You can also configure its colors to make it look just the way you want it and it really looks great.

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    Pie Control is available as a free ad supported version on the Play Store.

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