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Universal search for settings added to CyanogenMod

News by Luke Jones on Friday July 04, 2014.

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We are all waiting to get our hands on Android L, but Google's juggernaut process will take some time to land. However, you can always rely on the open source CyanogenMod to take some upcoming features and implement them first. The guys have done it again by borrowing one of Android L's reported features.

Okay, borrowed would probably be too kind as they more or less copied from Android L, but actually that is one of the things we like about CyanogenMod. The platform is ever changing and taking some of the best ideas from elsewhere and combining them to the whole ROM vision. The Android L feature in question is a universal setting search button, and it is showing up in 0701 nightly builds.

Heading into the settings for the main system, users will now see a little search icon hanging around in the top right corner. As you could probably guess, typing into this area will bring results in a drop down menu from the settings page. Of course, Android L did not pioneer this feature as it has been on several manufacturer software, such as Samsung devices. So the actual truth is that the CyanogenMod team has probably been working on this before L's big reveal at Google I/O.

This is hardly an earth shattering edition to the ROM, but hey it is a welcome one that adds some extra functionality.

source: CyanogenMod

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