Control Center app for Android lands on Play Store, mimics iOS 7′s best feature

controlcenterandroidIf you’re an Android user and you’re reading this blog (because you know you want to switch to iPhone really*) you’ll be pleased to know that you can now get one of iOS 7′s best features on your Google powered phone. Control Center app does exactly what you’d imagine it would do.

As with anything on Android, it does have a little most customization available than the iOS version. It allows you to change the dimensions and choose where you want the touchable area to be. And – instead of AirDrop and AirPlay it features a couple of notification settings toggles. You can set to silent, or the opposite. It also adds an extra app icon to the bottom row for access to what appears to be your email inbox.

The main thing is, it looks and feels exactly like Control Center for iOS 7. It’s the same frosted glass effect, with the same minimal dividing lines and same icons. Oh, and you can access it horizontally too. Which we – iPhone users – can’t. Hmph.

*If you really are an Android fan, and you’re lost looking at an iPhone blog, I highly recommend our sister site, AndroidandMe, you’ll be more at home there. They actually like Android and Google over there. Go figure.

Via: Google Play Store, CultofAndroid

 

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  • MTOMP

    Oh cam. This has to be one of ur funniest post

  • Antonio DmYa

    This post sounds more like if you were attacking android users. I own an iPhone 4s and a Galaxy S4, it’s basically Hardware vs. Software. It’s great Apple finally integrated control center to iOS7, but it’s unnecessary in Android because Android devices have had all those features for a while. I’m not on any side, both platforms have their positive and negative points.

  • JacobKoehler

    Dear Author: Umad,bro? Jeeze. I’m not even a fanboy and I think you’re a little sore in the rear. Calm down, man. They’re just phones.

  • mindoversoul

    I’m a fan of both!  I’ve used iOS and Android side by side every day for 5 years.  I do like Android better because it is a much more capable OS, but both have their strong points.  
     
    That being said, I did download and try this on my Nexus 4, it’s a great app, works flawlessly, but with the shortcut toggles already in the notification shade on Android, its kind of pointless.  I had it for a few hours, and it did nothing that Android didn’t already do, so I uninstalled.  If you have an older Android version or a less than functional skin, this is a pretty neat idea,  I liked it a lot, just didn’t see the point when running JellyBean.

  • BrainRoopull

    You so funny, Cam.Per the last comment about AndroidAndMe, I’m not an Android Guy. I’m not a iOS guy, either. I’m just a gadget junkie.

  • BrandonHSmith

    HAH! Android…. I bet they just sit in their fancy google offices every day and wait for a new apple commercial to come on so that they can copy it! Hahaha!

  • DaltonMcVey

    @BrandonHSmith You understand Google didn’t make this…. It’s an app someone made themselves. -.-

  • BrandonHSmith

    @DaltonMcVey  @BrandonHSmith
     Yes I suppose you’re right. I’m just an apple fanboy haha. I do also admit that google does have an edge on some things and they can have their moments. But hey- at least the guy that wrote the app had good taste, right? haha

  • jasonman1204

    the next big thing was already here – samsung

  • Antonio DmYa

    @BrandonHSmith shut up you little apple fanboy. As stupid as always, you always forget the missing link. Remember, Android had Notifications since 1.0, twitter integration, tabbed browsing since Honeycomb, iMessage was just a copy of Gtalk & Aim, Android provided third party apps to do same things as Game center does, Quick responses which android had since ICS and Apple copied it and showed up in iOS 6, voice dictation was introduced in Android 2.1, so now… who copied who? iOS would just be a simple boring operating system without Android. I’m not an Android Fanboy, but in order to have innovation there must be competitiveness.

  • xSeandroid

    You can so access control centre horizontally on the iPhone….

  • Tc17

    News flash, Apple fanboys. This concept was stolen from Samsung and their Touchwiz interface. The only thing that is different is the color used. If Samsung is smart, they will sue Apple over this. It’s not any worse than Apple sueing over a screen bounce.

  • TiP_Cam

    @JacobKoehler lol… I was clearly kidding. Next time I’ll be sure to write a “warning, I may be joking” disclaimer. I have an HTC One and an iPhone 5.. Granted, I’m an iOS fan, clearly, but I couldn’t care less what everyone else likes.

  • TiP_Cam

    @Antonio DmYa  Nope. I was just having a joke.

  • davem

    I downloaded Easy Cintroler and you can move it around. It can slide from left, right, or center. It can even play your music like the iOS 7 version. last it has the flashlight, nav, calculator, and camara at the bottom pretty neat deal I use it a lot actually and have the MetroPCS Android ZTE 4G.