Yesterday we told you about a new feature coming to the popular Paranoid Android ROM that brings a very Facebook Home Chat-Heads-like experience to regular old Android apps. We heard a bit about both how the system would work and when it might arrive, as well as got to check out a very early video preview. Well, that one didn’t show much and it wasn’t so easy to follow what was going on, so we’re lucky to find a new hands-on tonight that shows this new feature in all its glory.
Paranoid Android is calling this system Halo, which makes a lot of sense given the circular icons used to deliver its messages. In this video, you’ll get to see how Halo is enabled, how you interact with it, and what it looks like when notifications are received.
Initially, the Halo circle will be blank, but once you get a notification from an app you’ve configured to work with Halo, that circle gets populated by the app’s icon, and a text field will briefly appear to show you the content of the notification. Then, if you’re interested enough in following-up on that prompt, you just tap the Halo to launch the corresponding app in a windowed mode. It appears to work from within full-screen games just as well as it does on the Android home screen.
This isn’t even the final version, but it’s enough to get us excited.
Via: Android Spin