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Ambient Display feature from Android 5.0 explained

Nexus 6 Lollipop

It’s not new information that the Nexus 6 comes with the Ambient Display feature. But until now, we had very little understanding of what this feature brings to the device. But thanks to a new leaked screenshot, we’re getting a good look of what Ambient Display brings to the Nexus 6. In theory, this is nothing but a rebranded version of Moto Display, which allows users to interact with the device better.

The official Play Store listing for the Nexus 6 mentions that the standby time of the device is about 250 hours with Ambient Display turned on and 330 hours when it’s off. So it clearly takes a significant toll on the battery life of the device.

Ambient Display brings the double tap to wake function and also switches the display on when the user picks up the phone. Luckily enough, this feature is revealed to be embedded into Android 5.0 which means that all modern devices will be able to run it as long as they’re running Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, it is being said that the feature could be hardware dependent. But as long as you have the latest hardware, you can be assured of getting this feature on your smartphone/tablet.

Android 5.0 - Ambient Display

Motorola introduced the Active Display feature with the first gen Moto X which has since been rebranded as Moto Display after the launch of the new Moto X. It’s good to see Google baking OEM features like these into stock Android. What other feature would you like to see on stock Android?

Source: +PercyGahlot – Google+

Via: Android Police