Saturday August 22, 2015

Get Ready For Ads In Your Notification Drawer

Wouldn’t it be horrible if you pulled down your notification drawer and saw an ad for an overpriced meal at Red Lobster or a trailer for Fantastic Four? Well, that kind of thing seems like it is slowly becoming a reality. Recent reports have shown that HTC and Samsung are actually doing this by integrating giant, banner-like ads in the pull-down notifications and settings menu on certain devices.

What we're seeing here is a set of notifications that'll pop up in the pull-down notifications and settings menu on an Android device - newer Samsung devices, in this case - that'll link to a Samsung webpage where the items advertised are for sale. Examples here include a Galaxy S6 edge+ ad and a Peel Remote ad - which is slightly separate.

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