Google revolutionizes phone hygiene with Screen Cleaner, a smart feature that fights dirt and smudges

Google revolutionizes phone hygiene with Screen Cleaner, a smart feature that fights dirt and smudges
Google just announced that it's now offering a brand new Android feature designed to keep the screen of your smartphone clean and fresh at all times. Aptly called Screen Cleaner, this feature is nothing short of revolutionary, eliminating the need to manually wipe your phone's display when it becomes dirty. 

According to Google, Screen Cleaner can dislodge dirt, smudges, and other unwanted stuff that may reside on your screen. How does it do that? Well, it appears that Google has developed a smudge detector API (application programming interface) that can recognize residues and imperfections on the surface of the screen. Once detected, the residues are shaken off by smartly targeted micromovements. After that, using your phone's vibrating motor and haptic controls, Screen Cleaner can generate microvibrations to form a non-stick shield that further keeps your handset sparkling clean. You can see Screen Cleaner in action in the video below:


Screen Cleaner is included in Files by Google - a highly-rated Android app that helps you manage the content of your smartphone, clean unwanted files, and share files offline. First released in 2017 under the name Files Go, this application is free and can be downloaded from Google Play here, being compatible with all devices running Android 5.0 or later. After you install Files by Google on your handset, you'll see that Screen Cleaner is ready for action. We tried it on one of our smartphones and it did a pretty good job!

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9 Comments

1. alanrock

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

April 1...

2. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I actually checked my Pixel 3 XL for this. -__-

3. KingSam

Posts: 1346; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Lmao I was buying into it until I saw stuff about non stick shield.

4. bbycrts

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

I laugh at April 1 jokes...on April 1.

5. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yep this is too early for this.

6. dumpster666

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

phonearena is the most honest tech site.

7. matistight

Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009

I love how at 6 seconds they have a Nexus 6, which they stopped supporting YEEAAARRRSSSS ago

8. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

You just reminded me it was April 1st.

9. TBomb

Posts: 1131; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Android P.... and they said Pineapple scent :O

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