ActiveNotifications for Android update brings support for non-AMOLED screens and Android 4.1 devices

by: David GonzalesAugust 12, 2013

ActiveNotifications - moto x active display
Through a clever bit of programming, Android users got the gift of a Moto X Active Display simulator for whatever phone they happened to have — provided that it had an AMOLED screen and ran Android 4.3 — from an XDA-Developers forum member last week. Now, it appears that support for non-AMOLED screens and an older version of Android has been added to it as well, thanks to a recent software update that you’ll do good to take a look at.

Dubbed ActiveNotifications, this Moto X feature simulator was first made available through the Google Play Store and is now on version 1.5. It’s still a work in progress, as it was in the beginning, and besides broader device support, it has also received a number of bug fixes.

According to the official ActiveNotifications Google Play Store page, the latest version adds improved SMS notifications on the Galaxy S2/S3/S4 and HTC One, a fix for the known clock cut-off issue, a bigger main notification icon, and a few more useful changes.

To get the latest version of ActiveNotification for Android on your own device, simply follow the link below.


  • SeraZR™

    Wouldn’t it drain battery like hell on LCD screens?

    • mahkie

      yup. it surely would.

      • SeraZR™

        thank god i have an AMOLED screen :3 :3

      • mobilemann

        i use this on iOS all the time, (it’s been built in since iOS 3 or 4) and it’s fine, as long as there is a time out on the screen.

  • Andreas Polycarpou

    Is it available for Cyprus?

    • I_Love_Samsung_But_Not_Lag!!!

      εν εχω ιδεα!!!!!!!

  • perko

    i have on my nexus 4 and battery drains in 10 hours on standby

    • mobilemann

      wow, more than expected, the battery stats back this up, or you just noticed the time difference?

  • tottyrice

    that’s why it’s better for phones w an AMOLED screen; where only the white part of the icons are lit up.

  • Daniel

    Tried the app but the screen lights up when the phone is in my pocket:-/

    • Daniel

      Nexus 4.

      • mobilemann

        your solution to him is to buy a phone half way through it’s life cycle?

        • cccccc

          N4 was a good phone at launch. It is still a good phone and will be for quite a while. Sorry to break your consumerism wet dream.

          • mobilemann

            we are just over 2 months from it being replaced. I’m not sure it’s good advice is all i was saying.

  • Ben Enos

    I am very impressed with this team of developers. They really seem to be working very hard to make this app work for everyone and fix all the bugs. I have tried a couple other of the apps from them too and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of them all, especially considering they were totally free with o ads or in app purchases. I only tried it out of curiosity and honestly didn’t expect to like it or keep it, but after two updates now, it’s become pretty functional.

  • copper

    wow developers amaze me everyday what do they actually major in I know a degree is not enough to develop apps but if I have to major could someone suggest something related to developing

  • Nik

    I have it on my nexus 7 (2013). Works fine but screws with daydream
    It won’t go into daydream on the charger if I get a notification