Android’s hidden Smart Display superpower

All right, my fellow Android-appreciating animals: We’ve got an elephant in the room right now, and that elephant is Apple’s new StandBy mode for phones.

StandBy mode, if you haven’t heard, is a fancy new feature in Apple’s latest magical (wretch) and revolutionary (gag) iOS update. And all involuntary reactions and unnecessary midword capitalizations aside, it actually looks pretty useful (or UseFul, if we want to stick with the Apple-style vernacular).

In short, the system brings an interactive, info-filled interface onto an iPhone’s screen anytime it’s charging. It’s kind of like turning it into a super-simple Smart Display, and it’s something those of us here on the Googley side of the mobile-tech divide could certainly benefit from as well.

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Source:: Computerworld