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Control Panel for Android brings 4.2-style quick settings to Android 2.2 and up

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by 1 year ago
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While no devices are shipping running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean yet, one of the coolest features of the update is the quick settings control in the notification pane. While custom ROMs have had similar features for a long time now, Control Panel for Android brings this feature to all Android devices. The app provides access to 16 controls including WiFi, Bluetooth, Sound, Vibrate, Auto-Brightness, Auto Rotation, Auto-Time, Screen Stay On, Sound Effect, Haptic Feedback, Dial Tone, Screen Timeout, Ringtone, Volume, Ring Mode, and Brightness Level. Most of these options simply toggle a setting on or off, though obviously controls like volume…

Google focusing on being a “mobile first” company

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by 1 year ago
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With Android’s increasing market share and Google’s focus on mobile devices and services, this should come as no surprise, but according to a note to investors from Morgan Stanley, Google expects the majority of its users to access its services from mobile devices in the future.