[UPDATE] This is why I love the Android community. After posting this, several people responded over on Google+ that this is indeed a feature, not a bug. In fact the team over at Droid Life reported on this back in May… and I just missed it.
Like many of you who have Nexus devices, I’ve upgraded both my Nexus 6 and my Nexus 7 (2013) to Android Marshmallow and so far I’ve been pretty pleased (let me know how it has gone for you by taking my site poll). However I have noted a strange behavior with the Notification Drawer and my Nexus 7. Before I go through the bug report process I want to see if anyone else has seen this behavior and I reserve the right to get smarter: Did I miss a feature in Marshmallow that would cause this behavior? Further, for you Nexus 9 owners, are you seeing the same thing too?
If you have a Nexus 7 (2013) running Android Marshmallow, turn it into Landscape mode. Now swipe from the top center to pull down the Notification drawer. Now do that same swipe but do it
towards the top right or the top left. Did the Notification Drawer appear where you swiped, i.e., off center? Take a look at my screen capture to see what I’m talking about to the right.
To me this feels like a bug but I’m also willing to admit that maybe this is something that Google has done by design – for now or for the future – in Marshmallow. If it is for the now I’m willing to buy a clue. I haven’t one on why it would do this.
I’m particularly curious if any of you how have a Nexus 7 or Nexus 9 running Marshmallow see this behavior. Leave a commit here or on Google+ and let me know.