Android or Breaks Applications That Customize Status Bar

The next major update of the Google mobile operating system brings a novelty that are sure not will delight lovers of personalization. Third-party applications cannot be modified the interface of the status bar.

Android or It no longer allows that applications can show up the interface of the system to display a new design covering the current, only can show up from other applications, but not on components of the system such as the status bar, the notification bar, lock screen or keyboard.

Google does not want to any application to hide or modify the appearance of elements so important in the system, so that the malicious application may not change the appearance or behavior of the notification bar, or other components. The problem is that applications such as Status or Material Status Bar are broken from Android or.

Custom in versions previous to Android or state bar

As we see the screenshot that notifies it by far that we try to modify the appearance of the status bar always appears above the system status bar, with what will appear a bar over another, what makes that already can not be adjusted the design of the StatusBar with third-party applications.

Ideally, Google to launch the necessary APIs so that the developers can customize directly design status bar, at least to change the position of the hour and icons, and change the background color.