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Motorola updates Active Display to be more responsive

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Motorola updates Active Display to be more responsive
For those of you who have a new Moto X on the way, or are hoping to grab one during today's Holiday Deal event, you'll have an update waiting for you in the Play Store when your device arrives. Motorola has updated the Active Display app for its newer line of devices. The update promises to make the feature faster and more responsive.

The change log for the app is pretty short, but what it does say is very nice. The change log reads in full: "Fix for the 1-2s delay seen when swiping down or up to unlock from Active Display screen." That is a pretty big fix if it really does get rid of that delay. A 1-2 second delay can get pretty grating over time. 

Of course, the update is only available for new Motorola devices with AMOLED displays, which means the Moto X, DROID Maxx, and DROID Ultra. The DROID mini, and Moto G both use LCD displays, and so don't support the Active Display feature. If you have a compatible device just check the Play Store for the update.

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posted on 09 Dec 2013, 09:57

1. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Not seeing this update anywhere for my Droid Ultra or my lady's Moto X.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 16:17

5. sswain (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


"Only for devices running Android™ 4.4, KitKat®."

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 09:57

2. ChafedBanana (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Hmmm. I didn't realize that the Droid Mini didn't support the Active Display feature or that it has an LCD display for that matter. Never noticed even side by side with the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 18:43

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3984; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


My Droid Mini has the Active Display feature, I think PA got confused.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 13:55

3. majp89 (Posts: 98; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


It stops the screen from being black for one to two seconds, but it still feels sluggish.

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