Will Verduzco · Jul 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

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.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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