sr777, 22 Feb 2016It has some hardware restrictions. Only displays with special memory capability can have that ... moreAhem ahem..
Remember night clocl mode on s6 edge?
It displays time, battery charge etc etc for upto full 12 hrs which you can set
They set the 12hr limitation, if removed, it actually becomes always on display with the only diff that its on edge side and not centered like on s7.
I fail to see hardware limitation here.
To all those bring useless lumias into an adult talk, android has daydream meature for quite some time, you can use it to show pictures, colours or clocks on lock screen...
Better to know before you speak.
Linas, 22 Feb 20161. It is not because of marketing or trying people to buy new phones - it is technical limitat... moreNot true. Check out Nokia N8, 808, C7 - all have Amoled displays. My N8 has this feature, nothing new.
Linas, 22 Feb 20161. It is not because of marketing or trying people to buy new phones - it is technical limitat... moreDon't even try to explain, most of the people are trolls that don't know squat about tech.
1. It is not because of marketing or trying people to buy new phones - it is technical limitation. Simply the current phone screens are incompatible, so unless you upgrade the screen itself it won't work with just software update.
2. Yes Nokia's had always on display - nothing alike S7 thought. S7 is able to use only the pixels required due to the advanced AMOLED technology where each pixel can work independently, hence you power up only those. Nokias had standard LCD displays with LED backlight, where they were able to turn-off back-light but were still using the entire screen. The difference is huge energy saving on S7 compared to any similar features on other smartphones. Don't even try to compare it.
wente, 22 Feb 2016even nokia n8 and 808 pureview has it.old symbian phones like 6600,6630,N70 also have it long time ago. this is not even new, but why all giving a f*ck about this really???
This feature was on my Nokia n95 Symbian OS in 2007. SO please stop talking that it is windows, or any other manufacturer or OS feature. It was first seen in Symbian OS.
Quite funny that my Nokia N85 had this feature, and it's only being implemented now across more devices
Simon, 22 Feb 2016Who cares? You can get an app for that with same result.like what app?
avi.seth, 22 Feb 2016Shameful. Anyone up for a change.org petition? It works. They might give it to us S6/Note5 users.As if that even works.
It has some hardware restrictions. Only displays with special memory capability can have that feature. Otherwise battery power will drain much faster. This is the same reason the Glance feature is not available for some Lumia phones.
Well, to be honest Samsung would be stupid to lose sales by retrofitting existing phones with this (really cool) feature.
Nothing new for Windows users. This is an innovation from Lumia handsets. Windows usershave had that feature for sooooo long, even with low cost phonmes such as the Lumia 640. And deep inside Limia phones there are tons of customisation of the glance features (which Samsung calls always ON). For instance one can set it to display a rich green colour close to waking up hours, so that teh phone can function as a table clock, or when charging etc. Sorry samsung nothing new here!
It's a good decision. S6 Classic in particular, has mediocre battery, so always on wouldn't make the battery last longer. And it's not useful to me. If I want to check the time, I have my watch, and if there's notification but do not want to touch it, there's the "gesture wake up" feature.
Always on won't work on current devices because its a hardware restriction
Because honestly the S7 isn't that much of an upgrade over the S6 but for those who are stuck with their S4 or S5. I don't see me anytime buying the S7 because it is not worth the upgrade (my preference). I find the G5 interesting and intriguing.. it makes every comment look d u m b that is bashing LG for 200mah less and a removable battery.. you've been bashing samsung with their design that looks like an iphone to you and non removable battery and now samsung is better than lg because? At least LG is changing the game, not something new, but definitely a game changer. You don't have to use the modules but it makes you have a removable battery for those who need it. Design wise? You are not marrying the phone.