Snapdragon Glance Beta – a dynamic lockscreen that helps boost battery life
We’d all love our smartphone’s to be a little more smart, the new EverythingMe launcher is an excellent example of how this should be done. In an attempt to go one better, Qualcomm has release its Snapdragon Glance application, which combines smart learning with battery improvements. The app has just gone into its beta phase, which has appeared on the Google Play Store. Snapdragon Glance plugs in to Qualcomm’s Battery Guru app that was released last year, which attempts to improve your battery life by learning from your smartphone habits.
Snapdragon Glance is an intelligent lockscreen application which offers up a range of options and notifications based on how you typically use your handset. This is where the Battery Guru app requirement comes in, as Glance uses the Guru app to determine which apps you like to use the most, and which are your most popular contacts.
Once installed, Snapdragon Glance launches each time you turn your screen on. From here you can use Glance or select the Home or Back buttons to access your regular home screen. Glance then displays a list of upcoming appointments, apps that you may be interested in using, frequently used contacts, as well as the weather. There are also some options for customization, but the look and feel of the app isn’t very flexible.
But hold your horses, there’s a catch. Both of the apps will only work on devices that are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and will require Android version 4.3 or higher.
Glance is still in beta, so the app’s functionality and looks might change a tad before the final release. You can grab Glance for free from the Google Play Store, along with the accompanying Battery Guru application.