Forget Samsung, Google Pixel XL 2 will also feature Always On display

Forget Samsung, Google Pixel XL 2 will also feature Always On display

While the image hinted towards an almost bezel-less display on Google Pixel XL 2, fresh information has popped up regarding the device. According to a report by XDA Developers, the Google smartphone will arrive with an ‘Always On’ display mode, multiple display profiles, and ability to use squeeze features even when the screen is not active.

The Ambient display feature that will work in the same manner as it does on Samsung’s new smartphones. The highlight of the Always On Display is the ability to have the display enabled but display just a little information to show you the updates. This means it will also display useful information and notifications when the handset is not active. To remind you, this feature was spotted in the code of the Android O Developer Preview 3. So albeit indirectly, it was suggested that the upcoming Pixel smartphones, which will be running Android O, would sport this feature.

On the downside, this feature is believed to incur some extent of battery drain. This feature could have been included at the beginning itself but if Google does not push through, there will be numerous ways to get the same via the third-party apps.

In addition, Google has also been rumored to include sRGB mode into the display settings. Previously, this mode was only accessible through Developer options. Apart from that, there is likely to be an option called “Vivid Colors”.


Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C users can now install Android 7.1 Developer Preview

As is the norm before a commercial release, Google has published the Developer Preview version of Android 7.1 Nougat. For now, this preview build is only compatible with the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the Pixel C. Since this is meant to be a developer only build, there are bound to be some errors and minor bugs with this build, so it’s not recommended if you use either of these devices as your daily driver.

Android 7.1 is already running on the recently launched Google Pixel and the Pixel XL, but is yet to be made available for the rest of the Nexus family. Although manufacturers are already working on the Android Nougat update, they’re yet to begin development on Android 7.1. This means that upcoming Nougat updates will be Android 7.0 and not 7.1.

This could further dampen the spirits at Google, who have been haunted by the ghosts of fragmentation since the inception of Android. We’re yet to get a detailed understanding of how Google intends to fight this, but things don’t seem to have changed much over the past couple of years.

To be eligible to receive the Android 7.1 dev preview for your compatible devices, you can sign up for Google’s Android Beta Program. The Developer Preview will be sent out to the older Nexus devices soon, but the company has failed to give a provide a date or month.


[Source:- Techrader]