The Paranoid Android team have been on a roll recently, we’ve already seen some of the new features being implemented in one of Android’s most popular custom ROMs, and now we get a glimpse at how it plans to cope with multiple notifications.

The latest improvements to HALO allow users to scroll through various notifications waiting for a response and interact with other apps, without having to go back and forth between bothersome app draws or menus.

It’s quite a neat way of seeing all your notifications quickly without interrupting whatever you’re currently doing, and it doesn’t take up a lot of screen real-estate. This is definitely a video that you’ll want to check out.

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Perhaps most impressively, you can still access the little HALO notification from within any other app, even a full screen game, without having to exit or return to the home screen. Changing music tracks, replying to texts, checking Facebook, it all works seamlessly.

This looks like the much sought-after multi-tasking functionality that Android has always needed, I can’t wait to try it out. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Trevor Kinsie

    This is absolutely brilliant.

  • loonz123

    It least he’s calm down since his previous video. I really saw no point to halo in the last video but this latest effort looks really promising.

  • TakerWillReturn

    Good for lazy people I suppose since its said that apps drawers(which used to be so sought after) and menus are “bothersome”.

    • Josh Hernandez

      you like to work harder to use your phone? lol :P

      • TakerWillReturn

        I just don’t consider using menus, buttons and features on a cellphone “hard work”.

  • This is awesome features

  • samuelcaddick

    Horribly inelegant. Scrolling in the wilderness until the correct tiny icon appears is bad enough, but at the very least it should then launch when you take your finger off it. That second tap to launch is clunky and bad. The notifications ought to just pop out and tile across the screen like chat heads.

  • I really hope that this comes to stock Android! It would be great if all future Android headsets had this functionality!

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  • Danny Delgado

    This looks like a great feature. Another multi-tasking app without closing the previous one. I would love to give this a try.