Nokia to add more content to the Glance Screen in Lumia Black update
Nokia's next update, titled "Lumia Black" (Bittersweet Shimmer) is set to bring yet more features to the table. If you're a fan of the Glance screen, this will be an update for you. Destined to ship in the coming weeks, Lumia Black will improve the Glance feature, a screen that becomes active when the Windows Phone is in standby mode. The improvements will include background support, more colours and support for more notifications.
The backgrounds will see the recently released Glance Screen Background beta included, along with more customisation options. What's also interesting is Nokia will be adding a pedometer to the Glance screen. You'll be able to see just how many steps you've taken with your phone. This new Glance feature is expected to debut in early 2014.
Lumia Black should be released in the coming weeks.
Source: The Verge
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It's not like OLED, where each pixel literally lights itself. Hence turning off every pixel you are not using on an OLED display, saves a whole lot on power drain.
With that in mind, I don't know how Nokia is using Glance Screen on LCD Lumia models like the 920 . . . and saving battery life at the same time. I assume if the phone is in your pocket (something it probably is most of the working day, for most people), then Glance Screen is turned off, and only reactivates when pulled from your pocket. You can probably get a lot of mileage that way. And chances are, if you are at home with your phone sitting out, it is on a charger somewhere. But I got a sneaky suspicion, that if you have a LCD-based Lumia with the Glance Screen turned on in always mode, and you leave that phone sitting out all day without being on the charger, your phone is not going to make it through the day.
I would never leave it always on, even with OLED.
The additional features might make me give it another chance though. Pedometar is a nice addition.
I bought NL 920 and i believed in Nokia but MS is slow and very slow and im running out of patients Edit: Dont you guys think if Nokia devices ran Android would have been better..For me i would love to try it, but let me say UL of WP 8 is amazing and is not boring but not that stable and needs alot of work still
You already have push notifications.
If you need more patients, try advertising locally. In the mmeantime, try and some patience.
Android? No. I'd rather not have to have antivirus/malware software on my phone.
Yep got to wait for 8.1 and i hope 8.1 will make me happy because then i might jump to android even though im not a fan since i too believe of the viruses and malware but its a good OS
Patience is the key :) we will see how things turns on,
Oh by the way im not happy with windows 8.1 in my laptop. pissed of from the search that u cant search within the app like before, u have to press win+q to do some searching..figured that out after alot of seatch...
It's expect GDR4 early 2014. Good to see someone in my country here! :D
I never heard anything about GDR4.
GDR3 (with Lumia Black) planned to be available before that and soon to be in upcoming weeks.
MS will probably announce this update in March or April for new devices and actual phones will only get this update 2 months after, just like was witht GDR2 and will be with GDR3... Dont be too optimistic.
Perhaps he was just plain wrong. He has been before. Needs clarification.
This would be über nice!
This is so confusing!
With all of these options, why not just disable the screen turning off?
It seems like it's just turning into a second lock screen.
Nokia are you listening, can someone who played with the 1520 confirm this?
I use a lot glance just to look at the times.
I can put the most important notifications in glace and the rest in Lock screen.
Loving my decision to coming back to nokia after a year of android. Even my older X6 gave me better experience than google's shit.
Looking forward to 'Black'!