The popular mobile chip maker, Qualcomm, has recently released a lock screen app for Snapdragon powered Android Smartphone which has been dubbed as Snapdragon Glance Beta. The Snapdragon Glance app is not yet fully developed, as a beta version and is essentially a lock screen application where users can access various features which will be much easier and quicker, directly from the lock screen. This is already available for download from the Google Play Store which only supports devices run by Android 4.3 and above.
The Snapdragon Glance Beta also displays to the users important data namely weather forecast, appointments, contacts with shortcut app launch icons on the lock screen and the customized screen appears on its own once the app has been downloaded and users can tap the `Home’ or the `Back’ button to recover the original home screen.
Snapdragon BatteryGuru Apps
To run the app, Snapdragon Glance Beta needs another app, the Snapdragon BatteryGuru app where it uses the information from the Snapdragon BatteryGuru app to comprehend behavior enabling it to suggest relevant apps and contacts. Moreover the apps will also work only with Snapdragon powered Smartphone as the BatteryGuru app has the potentials. Snapdragon had an app in the Play Store, Battery Guru which was used for battery optimization by Android devices having the Snapdragon processor packed in them.
The present Glance’s apps leverage only those apps which allow custom notification to automatically populate the lock screen. According to Snapdragon, Glance seems to be an amazing lock screen application making it easier for the user to access the information needed by turning on the home screen and pressing the power button. One can then see the notifications from selected apps one has missed out right on the display.
But in Glance it is essential to press the home button to unlock the phone and not all notification from apps installed like Whatsapp, Facebook and third party notifications can make it to its screen. While there are lots of lock screen app for Android available this app seems to be quite amazing with all its important features though it is still in beta version and many are hoping to expect a lot of additional features in the forthcoming months.