Android Q: a new bell icon to see more clearly in notifications

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A new icon appeared in the beta version of Android Q: this small bell that appears above a notification lets you indicate which one the phone received.

Arrived yesterday in Developer Preview 1 on some phones, the beta version of Android 10 Q is full of new features. One of these new features is the appearance of a small bell above the notifications, which indicates which notification has just reacted to your device.

A very small feature, which nevertheless satisfies an Android feature that may seem problematic for some: notification management. In Android Pie, notifications are automatically sorted into different groups and each of these groups is more or less important. Intelligent management, but which prevents some notifications not considered important from appearing at the top of the list, while they are very recent.

This management may seem messy, especially for people who are used to keeping a large number of notifications in the control center. Now a small bell icon will appear above notifications that have just played (or vibrated) the phone. The icon remains only 30 seconds above the notification, but it is still enough time to find out which application has reacted to the phone.

Android Q brings many new features

While it is only in Developer Preview 1, the beta version of Android 10 already carries its share of novelties. Among these, we think in particular of the long-awaited dark theme or the PC mode that should be present natively on Android Q. You can find all the news in our dedicated article.

But be careful, the Android version presented here is not final. Other features are expected in the next beta and some may even disappear with the final version of the operating system, which should be released in August.

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