Motorola suggests that Samsung stole its always on display feature
posted by Florin T. / Aug 18, 2016, 4:33 PM
As you can see for yourself in the Tweet below, Motorola is asking: "In what galaxy is it okay to steal competitor phones’ cool features?" The question is followed by a #TheOriginalAlwaysOnDisplay hashtag, plus the image of a Moto Z with its always on Moto Display. Clearly, Moto is taking a jab at Samsung and its brand new Galaxy that's about to hit the market. Mind you, this is not Samsung's first handset to have an Always On screen (the S7 and S7 edge were the first), but the feature has been greatly improved on the Note 7.
It is true that Motorola made the first Android phone with an always on display, called Active Display at the time: the original Moto X from 2013. However, the Moto X was not the world's first smartphone to offer this kind of functionality. Nokia had a similar feature on its MeeGo-based N9 in 2011, and even on older Symbian handsets that sported AMOLED screens (including the Nokia N8). The feature was later enhanced and included on Windows-based Lumia phones under the name Glance Screen. Thus, saying that Motorola had the original always on display isn't exactly correct.
source: Moto US
Don't fall for the trap, Motorola
posted on Aug 18, 2016, 4:34 PM 1
Well they're technically right. Samsung did copy.
posted on Aug 18, 2016, 4:58 PM 14
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It's a serious battery drainer even on the new Note 7. Check gsmarena battery tests. They get get worse battery than SD810 phones when it's on. Motorola's version comes on when it senses you need to see it. Then it simply turns back off.
posted on Aug 18, 2016, 7:59 PM 4
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Also also now part of the android api, I.e. It's there to be used I.e. Why lg and Samsung was easy able to add it to there phones It was 1st added by Google for moto and then made into android api for the nexus 6 and then used again on the 6p (but not setup as always on)
posted on Aug 19, 2016, 10:44 AM 1
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While you're right on this one, I just wish you have the same attitude when someone points at the stuff your favorite company "borrows" from others. Oh, and didn't Motorola copy this feature from someone else?
posted on Aug 18, 2016, 6:05 PM 15
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Yes they did. The fact that you think otherwise proves that you didn't read past the title of the article. You saw "Motorola suggest Samsung stole...." and went right along with your "I hate Samsung" BS.
posted on Aug 19, 2016, 8:50 AM 3
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In other words: "I didn't read the article, like meanestgenius said. I only read the headline and was compelled to dive ride in and start on my *I hate Samsung* tirade". There. I fixed your post for you.
posted on Aug 19, 2016, 6:16 PM 2
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Samsung pretty much copies everything. Apart from their display tech they don't innovate much. They are popular cos like Apple they throw a lot of money at marketing. They flood the markets with every product they can think of. Though lately they haven't been so bad, they have found what works are are sticking to it. They still need to cut down on their UI bloatware even though they say they have streamlined it. Nothing like HTC or Motos UI. Not saying their Phones are crap but more they don't standout and don't live up to the hype they make. Anyone can put in the best hardware but to get a truely great experiance with a phone is a different thing. Even the images that the S7 takes aren't anything great. Yes their low light performance is great and the focus is quick but overall the images are to over processed with sharpening, saturation and contrast. With all that said I think this new note is the best phone they have ever made. A phone with great specs and stylus thats not just a gimmick and for once they have designed a beautiful looking phone, product design has not been Samsungs best trait. Looking forward to this phone.
posted on Aug 18, 2016, 8:17 PM 1
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