Lock screen notifications make their way to Android Jelly Bean


In today’s world of tablets, smartphones and “phablets”, the lock screen is probably one of the single most viewed elements of any device. Recently with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google added the ability to have widgets on your lock screen which brought the usefulness and importance of the lock screen to a new level. One thing that has been oddly left out of the Android feature list is the ability to view notifications on your screen. However thanks to XDA member Roymam there’s an app for that.

“Lock Screen Notifications Widget” was recently featured on the XDA Developers website and for good reason. This app allows for notifications to be seen and handled from the lock screen itself. Note that this app is intended for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean devices but has also been reported to work on several devices lower than 4.2 with the use of WidgetLocker which can be found in the Google Play store for $2.99. You can grab the APK here and instructions for how to get the widget working on your device can be found in the source link below.

Let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.

Source: XDA Developers

  • ellie

    I love your articles! I feel like I could learn something!

  • mostro

    How do I avoid the unlocking with the home button. . If I push it it unlocks it just like that ….help?

    • mostro

      Galaxy Note 2