1. TestType's Avatar
    The immersive mode feature, it's not user enabled right? Is it completely dependent on developers updating their apps to support it?
    This is one of the biggest features of this update and yet I can't find any concrete details on it and I've yet to find a N5 review that even mentions it.

    I'm very excited to better utilize precious vertical space on my N7 in landscape mode, but I'll probably hold off on kitkat if it's up to the devs to support it until the apps I think would benefit from it are updated. Or until I'm satisfied nothing is broken in 4.4.
    11-14-2013 08:55 AM
  2. CoolBeit's Avatar
    It needs to be implemented by the developer. I wish it was user-enabled too.
    11-14-2013 10:58 AM
  3. TestType's Avatar
    That's what I was afraid of. Too bad, it's gonna be an agonizing wait for all my favorite apps to implement this.
    11-14-2013 03:25 PM
  4. chadthebuilder's Avatar
    It is a pretty awesome feature. When using Google Now to search for images, tapping on the images now goes into immersive mode.

    Posted from the awesome new Nexus 7
    11-15-2013 06:57 AM
  5. TestType's Avatar
    That's nice. To those of you who have kitkat, what apps, if any, currently support immersive mode?
    11-15-2013 12:36 PM
  6. chadthebuilder's Avatar
    That's nice. To those of you who have kitkat, what apps, if any, currently support immersive mode?
    I am pretty sure that its just Play Books for now.

    Posted from the awesome new Nexus 7
    11-15-2013 01:21 PM
  7. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    That's nice. To those of you who have kitkat, what apps, if any, currently support immersive mode?
    YouTube does it. I think a few more Google apps too but I can't remember.

    Also any recorded video you take with the phone uses it in the gallery as well.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-15-2013 11:43 PM
  8. Jlav78's Avatar
    Pie control on custom ROM's work similarly but it depends on the user to activate it, not the developer. I have it on my nexus 4 and haven't turned it off much since I got it

    Posted via Android Central App on my nexus 4
    11-16-2013 05:17 AM
  9. NoraMelua's Avatar
    QuickPic, imho the best gallery app on Android, now has immersive mode!

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-16-2013 05:27 AM
  10. chadthebuilder's Avatar
    YouTube does it. I think a few more Google apps too but I can't remember.

    Also any recorded video you take with the phone uses it in the gallery as well.

    Posted via Android Central App
    YouTube has had that for a while. The new type immersive mode in 4.4 uses the swipe down gesture instead of the tap in YouTube.

    Posted from the awesome new Nexus 7
    11-16-2013 06:59 AM
  11. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    YouTube has had that for a while. The new type immersive mode in 4.4 uses the swipe down gesture instead of the tap in YouTube.

    Posted from the awesome new Nexus 7
    You can still tap to get out of it. There's no point in swiping down. The swipe down gesture will be more useful when game developers use it in their games so you can play full screen and swipe down to exit immersive.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-16-2013 07:03 AM
  12. chadthebuilder's Avatar
    You can still tap to get out of it. There's no point in swiping down. The swipe down gesture will be more useful when game developers use it in their games so you can play full screen and swipe down to exit immersive.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    I know. My point was, that the type of immersive mode that was introduced in 4.4, has nothing to do with the type that YouTube and movie players have had for a while.

    Posted from the awesome new Nexus 7
    11-16-2013 07:14 AM
  13. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    The update to newsstand happened today and immersive mode isn't working.... I mean this is a Google product.. Why wouldn't this work...

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-20-2013 08:47 PM
  14. ardadikbiyik's Avatar
    Also Google's Photos app works that way as far as I discovered.

    PS: photos app has become a nice replacement for gallery app. I think there is no need for using the gallery app anymore.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    11-22-2013 12:49 AM
  15. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    I think part of immersive mode is not only to hide the nav buttons in apps but also be able to always show the status bar in any app by swiping down from the top. It's something that apple has always done with their notification bar while in apps and Samsung has also implemented this into touchwiz a while ago. Its an awesome feature and so subtle yet so useful.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-23-2013 04:23 PM
  16. Paisley's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me, does Pinterest have it yet?
    11-24-2013 06:45 AM
  17. ardadikbiyik's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me, does Pinterest have it yet?
    No it doesn't have yet.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    11-25-2013 10:03 AM
  18. Paisley's Avatar
    No it doesn't have yet.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    Thanks. Can’t wait, here’s hoping they do it at some point in the future. I am addicted to that site.
    11-25-2013 11:55 AM

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