Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Daydream Screen Saver for Pre-Jelly Bean Devices
While the Internet is still recovering from the excitement that came from the release of Android 4.3, Android’s 4.2 Jelly Bean upgrade this past October ushered in many new features. One of these features was Daydream, a pseudo-screen saver for your mobile device that could display certain items after some period of inactivity.
Ideally, we’d all be running 4.2 or greater. However, due to OEM and carrier laziness, not everyone is so lucky as to be on a recent firmware build. But as we all know, things that are intended for one OS build always end up trickling their way down to older versions thanks to equivalent apps and clever coding.
XDA Forum Member vijai2011 intended to bring Daydream-like functionality to devices running Froyo or later, and he has done so with his new app aptly titled Daydream. So what does the screen saver display? It shows the current date and time, with date display style being fully configurable in the app’s options. And to keep things interesting, the text is displayed with more than 20 randomized movements. Also configurable through the app’s settings menu are controls for when the app should run.
If you’d like to set up a screen saver on your pre-Jelly Bean device, this app may be what you’re looking for. Head over to the original thread to get some Daydream action on your pre-Jelly Bean devices.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.