Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will allow color background photos on the Glance screen

It was all the way back in June 2013 when the Glance screen was introduced  for Windows Phone on the Nokia Lumia 925. At the time, it consisted of a standby clock, and would show notifications from the lockscreen. A double tap was all that was required to unlock the handset. Over the years, the Glance screen has been updated allowing the user to display the weather, or health and fitness information.

With the new Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL handsets, the trusty Glance screen is receiving an update. A screenshot taken from a Lumia 950 XL display device at a Microsoft Store, reveals the settings options available for the feature. Users will be able to determine how long the time and other lockscreen content will appear in standby on the Glance screen. A new option allows a color background photo from the lockscreen to be displayed. As usual, content from the lockscreen that can be toggled on or off includes the date, notification icons, and a detailed app status.

As simple as the Glance screen is, the feature has been well received by Windows Phone users. Variations of the idea have been employed on Android handsets by manufacturers like Motorola.

source: Reddit via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 950

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User Score:

  • Display 5.2 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile


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