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Snapdragon Glance (contextual notification-oriented lockscreen)

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  1. codesplice

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    It looks like Qualcomm is throwing their collective hat into the "intelligent contextual lockscreen" ring, competing with the likes of Cover (which I totally recommend if you haven't tried it out yet).

    Glance works in conjunction with Qualcomm's Battery Guru application, which attempts to learn when and where you use certain applications and adjust their sync schedules accordingly. Glance uses the information learned by Battery Guru to suggest apps that you are likely to use.

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    I've been using Cover for quite a while, but I'm definitely going to give Glance a try. Check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xiam.snapdragon.glance
     

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    I've been using this for a couple days and I like it so far. Havnt tried Cover though, so will have a look at that too.
     
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    So far, I think I prefer Cover. It looks better, and introduces new functionality without breaking my slide-to-unlock muscle memory. Cover also recently added music controls, which was the primary thing that made me give it up in the first place.

    If Glance can find a way to work with a swiping gesture (maybe swipe up to unlock, swipe sideways to dismiss notifications) and add in music control or at least widget support, I think it has a serious chance of winning me over. I love being able to view and dismiss notifications without unlocking my phone.
     
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    I might give that a go later.

    Do you absolutely need the battery guru app for it to work or does it just work better when you have the app installed?
     
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    I haven't checked to be sure, but it seems like Battery Guru is actually required - which I suppose limits the usefulness of Glance to only phones with a Qualcomm SOC. It would be nice to be able to just get the notification access without the "intelligent" app suggestions, but SlideLock is probably a better option if that's what you're into.
     
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    SOC isn't the issue, I'm just not a fan of these battery saver apps.

    I'll have a muck about with Slidelock, thank you. :)
     

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