Jul 02 AT 1:20 PM Dima Aryeh 7 Comments

Koush creates a Clear Notification button for Android L

Android L Preview Nexus 7 (4)

If you’re a Nexus owner, you probably know that you can check out Android L in its testing stage by flashing a beta. However, you also know that it’s buggy and unfinished, like betas usually are. There are many things that are simply incomplete about the software, making it ill suited for daily use. One of those¬†problems have¬†been fixed, but not by Google.

Android L clear notifications app

The new notification system is more up front and more bold. I actually quite like how it looks. But one thing it’s missing is a way to clear all notifications. When your phone starts getting filled up with notifications, you’ll have to clear them all manually, one by one. That’s quite a big oversight, Google.

Luckily, developer Koush has created an app that adds a Clear Notification button to the top of the Android L notification area. It’s simple, it works and Google should be ashamed. Hit the source link to download the app for your enjoyment, and tell us, are you daily driving the Android L preview? Leave a comment!

Source: +Koushik Dutta

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • koush

    Google should be ashamed? For what, releasing beta software for testing?

    I think this blog should be ashamed for writing such trash.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      It was just a joke, hence the italics. We understand it’s a preview build.

      • Somojojojo

        What you don’t understand is that in the context you used it in, italics promote emphasis, not sarcasm.

  • RayL

    I don’t get all these comments on every tech site about L being buggy. Been using it since the weekend, and so far everything’s great.

    Love the new look – not as layered as I expected but maybe that’s what’s not finished.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Sadly, I don’t have a modern Nexus device to give it a try myself, so I’m only saying what I’ve heard from others. But many people have been using it as their daily without much trouble. But with the great new look, I really wish I could give it a spin.

  • mattcoz

    I came expecting an unobtrusive button in the title bar, like what’s in Jelly Bean, but found a high priority ongoing notification instead. This may work, but if this is what Google gave us we’d be trashing them.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      It’s a workaround, basically. It’s there because that function is important. Google will eventually add an unobtrusive button to Android L, I can’t imagine them completely removing it in the final release. But for now, this will do just fine right? Especially since it doesn’t require root or anything.