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How to get heads-up notifications on older Android versions [Tip]

Many Android users are already looking forward to the official release of Android L. As a matter of fact, some of its notable features can already be seen in its latest developer preview. This, of course, includes the way how notifications are being displayed.

In Android L, you get heads-up notifications a.k.a. a notification that appears as a floating popup. What’s even more interesting with this feature is that you can select your desired popup position. Therefore, it’s up to you whether to display your notifications at the top, bottom or center of your screen. You can even change its opacity.

Speaking of which, did you know that you can also get Android L’s heads-up notifications on your Android 3.0 or Android 4.0 device? Yes, you can. You don’t even need to root your phone. All you need to do is to follow the steps listed below.

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How to get Android L’s heads-up notifications on older Android versions

What you need:

The Steps

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So that’s it. Every time you get a new notification, it will appear as a floating popup which mimics Android L’s heads-up notifications.