Android Lollipop will let you wake your phone just by picking it up, Android

In these busy modern times, who can be bothered to manually awaken their phone? Not us (even though we do) and thankfully Google feels our discomfort because with Android 5.0 Lollipop it’s adding a new feature called ‘Ambient display screen’.

Although the function hasn’t made it in to the designer preview it has been spied in an image taken from the full Android 5.0 ROM and leaked by developer Prashant Gahlot.

The image not only shows the setting toggle, but likewise a description that it will certainly “wake screen when device picked up or notices arrive.”

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This follows a comparable however not identical piece of text on the official Android Lollipop page, which states “where supported by the hardware, your device will certainly awaken as soon as you select it up or tap the screen twice.”

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So it appears clear that whether it takes place automatically or with a quick double tap, turning the screen on could become even much faster and more intuitive than it is now.

It’s a function that’s clearly inspired by Moto Display on the Moto X, but it’s a good idea so we’re pleased to understand it make its method to even more phones.

As to which phones particularly will support it that’s less clear, most likely it merely needs the best choice of sensors, which ideally indicates latest handsets will certainly support it, however that continues to be to be seen.