Second video with Bittersweet shimmer reveals notifications on Glance screen

A second video from the poster x2sk has been posted in the Windows Phone Central Forums demonstrating the Nokia Bittersweet shimmer firmware and Windows Phone 8 GDR3.

Warning: we advise turning down your volume this time, unless you like annoying pop music.

In this short video, the only real noteworthy demonstration is that of notifications on the Glance screen, something we alluded to yesterday as being in the works from Nokia. The idea is that instead of just a clock and vibrate alert, users can also see things like text or email messages as well (it’s not clear what other notifications will be present). Sources tell Windows Phone Central that this feature was meant to be included in Amber, but due to time it was not completed.

The video also goes on to demonstrate the camera and the ability to once again close apps in the multitasking window.

Source: Windows Phone Central Forums

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • I think it's just one of those things which once noticed, you can't get them out of your head. But once again, I imagined it might be cause the LCD has to turn on first and then show just the clock, whereas in AMOLED, it only has to light up those specific areas. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • What?
  • The above was a reply to a post deleted, scroll below to see what I meant. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Please change your name to Loud Howard
  • I've been wanting to! But I don't know how :(
  • Send a request to mods, they'll do it for you. They did it for me ;)
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  • Especially annoying jpop music. Which is worse
  • *kpop
  • **jpop because this song is in japanese
  • not to dissapoint u or anything, but its english.
  • Not to disappoint, but that single is in Japanese with some English phrases thrown in. I don't even like this kind of music and I know more about it than you. (I did my research)
  • What, Gangnam Style is Japanese?
  • I think we're talking about the song playing in the video. At least, I am.
  • if you did your research, you'd discover that psy is south korean. the genre of the music he writes is kpop. it doesn't matter if it's sung in swahili, it's still kpop.
  • I speak Swahili. If it was Swahili it would be Taarab.
  • Girls Generation is Korean, so this is K-Pop.
  • idgaf what the ethnicity of a group is, if the song is in a different language, then the genre of that song is whatever language they're singing. GG is Korean, but this song is in Japanese. So it's J-Pop.
  • jpop doesn't just mean japanese popular music. it's a separate genre of music from kpop, as much as i hate either of them. they don't switch back and forth just by changing the language. by your reasoning, if i translated a lady gaga song to japanese, that would automatically qualify it as a jpop song?
  • +1
  • +1520
  • *(-1)=-1520
  • +OVER 9000!
  • I was about to post your exact same comment :D
  • I have that option too but no notifications show up (Lumia 1020)
  • Right, we wrote about that yesterday and linked to it in this story.
  • We all do
  • No I can't, yet
  • I wish i read the last line of the article before playing the video.
  • PSY hates people? Is that what he said :_;
  • apple. He hates apple
  • Apple
  • In only a matter of time.
  • My 1520❗
  • Shush.
  • Tush❔ You always with that LGBT $hit, NIST...
  • Updates are rad. I can't wait until the WP 8.1 leaks start rolling in!
  • i can't wait to take a screenshot of the update proces to 8.1 and upload it to instagram !
  • Can't wait to get my GDR2... Come on at&t!
  • Cant wait for 1520
  • can't wait for 2020.
  • Can't wait till I'm rich
  • Can't wait till 7.8 gets Bluetooth share *-*
  • You sir, just won the internet.
  • Haha lol. *bows* :P
  • I noticed both vids are att phones. If GDR3 is launching end of September on the 1520, maybe att is skipping gdr2.
  • One could wish.  I'll hold my breath.
  • Yeah AT&T SUCKS Whn it comes to our updates
  • If ATT were a GOOD MSFT Partner, They wouldn't be LAST to Release NOK/WP8 UPDATES! My Lumia 820 is crying for Amber/GDR2 update!
  • Whenever I lock the screen on my 920, just before the Glance clock shows up, there's a slight white flicker over the entire screen. It gets annoying after a while. Does it happen with anyone else? I thought this might be cause of LCD display on the 920, instead of AMOLED. Would like to know if someone on 925, 1020 has the same issue. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I can confirm the 925 does NOT have this issue.
  • Must be the AMOLED then. Thanks. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • i have experienced same thing on my 920. which has IPS LCD..
  • Then it's not just my phone. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Same here, using the 920
  • Good wishes, Salammy 
  • +925
  • I saw people commenting with +925, or +920 and likewise. I'm new here, what does it mean? Good Wishes, Salams...
  • LOL.. When people like a comment they reply by commenting +1, means agreed/liked.. Now since ppl liked the comment strongly.. They'd comment +920 (strongly the same time they tell the model they own)
  • Ahh, I see. Thanks! Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Salams is a short form of the Arabic greeting 'Asalamu Alaikum', which means May Peace Be Upon You. A greeting common to Muslims all over the world. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Then it's consistent with 920s. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Ditto
  • Not on 820
  • Which also has and AMOLED. Another proof that this is consistent with the Lumias that have an LCD. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I think it's due to the ips lcd screen of the 920, mine is having the same problem, if i can call this a problem lol
  • It's not really a problem, more of a nuisance. But yes, that's what my theory is too, that all Lumia devices with LCD displays should have this due to the fact that the entire LCD has to turn on just to show the clock. Which I think would drain the battery more than usual, especially if you have Glance on Always On. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I have it always on, and i have selected the night mode from 0am until 11.59am so it is always a red glance screen, i think this would drain a litle but less battery as the color white consumpts more, but the battery life is the same on my 920.
  • Oh, alright. That makes sense. And I was wondering why the colour changes from Red to White. I couldn't spot a pattern. It doesn't change with the Accent. It's either Red or White. So White would be the somewhat inactive phase of the Glance, with Red being the active? I think so. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Orange text is night mode (because the color orange doesn't screw up your night vision, which is why BMW etc use it in their cars).
    You can enable/disable night mode, and set the start and stop times, but not change the colors.
  • Yes, just checked. The Night Mode keeps the Glance coloured Red, otherwise it remains White. Thanks for the tip. Good Wishes, Salams... PS: When you say use it in their cars, do you mean in the Dashboard and Control Panel Display?
  • Yes, the Dashboard and Control Panel Display. Audi and some Volkswagons uses red as well. It looks great at night, like being in a spaceship!
  • BMW have orange because its cheaper. That's the only reason they do anything. Plus SAAB still hold the patent on night display which turns off all but the important displays, even though theyre bankrupt bmw would still have to pay scania to use it, and as I mentioned, BMWs are built to a budget. (proof of that being their pittiful crash test results)
  • Both my Seat and Alfa Romeo displays light up red on a night, I can confirm that it is like being in a spaceship, however I have yet to take off!
  • Sounds cool. I think I've seen the same displays in some Chevrolet models and even some Hyundai ones, here in the Middle East. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I have found it on my L925 but I have to turn on the "High Contrast Mode." I've just enabled it and hit the pwr button and here was the white flicker to the top right side of my screen. Edit: I've never seen this before. Now it won't go away... Damn. Happens even with glance off.
  • The flicker on 920 is on the entire screen, as if the LCD is waking up again after being shut down by the Power Button. It's not specified to any corner and this happens inspite of the High Contrast being On or Off. You would have to be in completely or partially dark place to notice this. Good Wishes, Salams... Edit: Sorry. And I just checked, it doesn't happen with Glance feature Off.
  • I don't have this issue on my 920 and my glance is always on, I power off and shortly after the clock shows up.
  • Check for the white flicker in a dark space, the brief moment between Powering Off your device till the Glance clock appears. If your device doesn't have it, then you're the first one here with a 920 who doesn't have this issue so far. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I just checked my own Lumia 920, and two others, none of them flickers between turning off the display, and the glance screen. The problem is definitely not on all Lumia 920's
  • Alright. Thanks for the feedback. I wish I had another camera to make a small video of what I'm trying to point out. I just wish it didn't flicker. Let's see what can be done. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • May be an issue with your device, my 920 doesnt have this issue or any of my friends who own one
  • Quite a few people reported the same if you scroll above. So it can't be just my device. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • I have a Lumia 920 and it does not happen in the normal course of how I use the device. I have my glance settings to always be on. When the phone either goes to standby on its own or by me pushing the lock button there is no flicker. The only time I can get the white flash you are referring to is when holding my hand over the proximity sensor when the phone is already in standby mode with the glance screen on, I wait for it to shit off and then remove my hand. Upon reactivating the glance screen the flicker occurs.
  • My phone flickers white before the Glance screen appears every time the phone is locked, either on its own or by pressing the Power button. Otherwise, it never flickers elsewhere. Good Wishes, Salams...
  • Does anyone know if gdr3 sorts out the 20 background apps issues, were apps don't run if number 21 in list
  • The limit is 6, not 20.
  • Now that's a great feature. Nokia doing the hard work as always.
  • Sweet! But man I hope they include a notification center in GDR3. And I wish u could just swipe up or down to close apps in the multitasking view. But still sweet. Was that a 920 or 1020?
  • The att logo suggests 920. The 1020 just has the death star, no "ATT"
  • Just a dumb question: my phone already has this feature, but no notifications are shown in the glance screen. Why? Is it only a "get ready for what's in store in the near future"?
  • I dont even hace GDR2 on my L920 yet!! So i guess we will get GDR3 by summer 2014 if we are lucky Awesome!
  • You'll get it when it's time to upgrade. I'm starting to hate that about at&t... Late updates
  • Exactly what I'm thinking.  By that time, I'll be ready to retire this 920 even though it continues to perform flawlessly.  And deep down, I don't see AT&T allowing GDR3 on the Lumia 920. Especially if we see the 920 on BOGO before GDR3 drops.  They will haggle, pass the buck and make excuses as to why we don't get it.
    Well, there is always the back channels for the truly committed. 
  • Annoying to me as I am not even on AT&T But........
    I purchased an unlocked sim-free cyan 920 on ebay, so where as before I was on an International erleased 7.x device, I am now on an AT&T schedule for updates. Worth it for the color, but waiting stinks! LOL Suggestions on how to pass the time?
  • Lots and lots of porn. lol. jk.  Just don't watch the clock and put it out of your mind. If it happens rejoice, but if it doesn't it was NEVER in the cards in the first place.
  • It's interesting. We can see GDR3 isb't a lot different to 1 and 2.
  • Yeah, because these are just incremental updates to WP8.. WP8.1 will be the big update with more features....