Get the Lock Screen to Display Notifications With Android 4.2

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  • 15 Jan 2013
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  • With the first release of the new version of Android – Jelly Bean 4.1 – Google has done a great job on improving the already great notification system by adding expandable notifications to reveal more content and controls. The feature has suffered small but consistent changes with Android 4.1.2, to reach the closes point towards perfection.


    Having reached a stable version of the new notifications system, in Android 4.2 Google decided to focus their resources towards improving another important part of the OS – the lock screen. Thus the new lock screen widgets were shown, along with the ability for developers to release new ones. Thus is the case with the app  Lock Screen Notifications Widget, developed by XDA member Roymam and posted on a dedicated forum thread.

    As you can surely tell from the naming, Lock Screen Notifications Widget enables users running Android 4.2 to have their notifications displayed in the lock screen. While some may consider it to cause some privacy issues, it is to everyone’s choice if the app should be installed or not. Once installed, one must enable it in the accessibility service settings so it is allowed access to notifications. It works with missed calls, SMS, Facebook, Gmail, and more so it’s highly convenient.

    Follow the link to the download page to get the  Lock Screen Notifications Widget.

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