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Old March 22nd, 2012, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I just switched over from and Iphone and when I recived a notification when the phone was idle, it would light up and show a preview. On my MOTOROLA atrix 2, it just vibs and no preview shows (unless my phone is already open and is in use). Is there an app that I can get so a preview shows up?

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What app? Most apps have an individual notification setting within that app's settings. Then there is the general way notifications are handled in the phone's system setting. Android is a bit more cusimizable (is that even a word) than the iPhone. Welcome to the Android way :-).
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Your Atrix 2 has an LED indicator in the upper right hand corner that blinks different colors for notifications. You can download "Light Flow"or a similar app that will give you a lot more color options for the indicator light.
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I'm still not sure what app you're refferring to so I'm gonna guess its text messaging. I use Handcent instead of the stock msg app. It has a pop-up notification system that even allows a quick reply right from the popup. You'll find it in the android market Play Store.

There are a few apps that will work with your stock msg app to add popups as well. As for emails and everything else notifications are generally handled by the status bar, a pull down notification screen. If I'm not coming close to giving you an answer just be a little more detailed about how you'd like your phone to behave. If its been thought of, there's probably a way to do it with an Android phone. Like I said earlier, customization is one of the strengths of Android.
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I'm still not sure what app you're refferring to so I'm gonna guess its text messaging. I use Handcent instead of the stock msg app. It has a pop-up notification system that even allows a quick reply right from the popup. You'll find it in the android market Play Store.

There are a few apps that will work with your stock msg app to add popups as well. As for emails and everything else notifications are generally handled by the status bar, a pull down notification screen. If I'm not coming close to giving you an answer just be a little more detailed about how you'd like your phone to behave. If its been thought of, there's probably a way to do it with an Android phone. Like I said earlier, customization is one of the strengths of Android.
Great answer. I would like to add, from what i've heard, the iPhone had a popup box for everything that came in and would interrupt what every you was doing. On Android, there is no interruption, unless you set up your phone that way with a 3rd party app. You can set up different tones for each notification as well.
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