11-14-2014 08:23 PM
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  1. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Wp8 Devices with Glance 620, 720, 820, 920, 1020, 1520, 1320, 822, 810, 925, 928.
    WP 8.1 Devices with Glance - 830
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    11-11-2014 01:54 PM
  2. JamesDax's Avatar
    You say glance is dead and then list 12 phones that have it. smdh
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    11-11-2014 02:02 PM
  3. Big Papa Smurf's Avatar
    Did I miss something here?
    11-11-2014 02:08 PM
  4. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Except wouldn't the 1520 be a Wp 8.1 device
    11-11-2014 02:09 PM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    Except wouldn't the 1520 be a Wp 8.1 device
    Well, partially. The green variant came with Cyan and 8.1 so...well...I guess yeah, I agree. 1520 is a 8.1 device

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    11-11-2014 02:10 PM
  6. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    You say glance is dead and then list 12 phones that have it. smdh
    The first phones came out overwhelmingly 2012/early 2013.
    We now have the 530 535 630 635 636 638 730 735 930 and Icon all without glance
    11-11-2014 02:13 PM
  7. Madeye234's Avatar
    ??? 1520 with 8.1 DP - glance alive and well.
    11-11-2014 02:17 PM
  8. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    And why does it matter if it is windows phone 8 or 8.1 devices. Most Lumia have glance.
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    11-11-2014 02:20 PM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    The first phones came out overwhelmingly 2012/early 2013.
    We now have the 530 535 630 635 636 638 730 735 930 and Icon all without glance
    Agreed but how many flagship phones have you seen release in 2014 anyways? The 930 was an exception but the 830 does have it. Why the 73x was left out is still a mystery since the 720 had it. Either way, I am assuming that MS would be implementing this feature only on true flagship phones going forward. If they move away from this feature (which I don't see happening) as you are speculating then it might be a deal breaker for a lot of folks.

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    11-11-2014 02:23 PM
  10. Wam1q's Avatar
    Wp8 Devices with Glance 620, 720, 820, 920, 1020, 1520, 1320, 822, 810, 925, 928.
    WP 8.1 Devices with Glance - 830
    Only 63x, 73x and 93x miss glance. We haven't seen the 1330, 1530 or 1030 yet. And you list all the variants of each phone. WP8 phones with glance are just 62x, 720, 82x, 92x, 1020, 1520, 1320.
    11-11-2014 02:24 PM
  11. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Only 63x, 73x and 93x miss glance. We haven't seen the 1330, 1530 or 1030 yet. And you list all the variants of each phone. WP8 phones with glance are just 62x, 720, 82x, 92x, 1020, 1520, 1320.
    Only 53x,63x, 73x and 930 miss glance. That's all the phones but one
    11-11-2014 03:11 PM
  12. Wam1q's Avatar
    Only 53x,63x, 73x and 930 miss glance. That's all the phones but one
    The 5xx never had glance. So? Only three series of phones are missing glance compared to the previous line-up. We've got three more series to see.
    11-11-2014 07:54 PM
  13. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Glance is a "high end" feature, its similar to pureview, for making budget phones, excluding glance is a given, without it, they can use cheaper displays. why hasn't glance been on much lately? Because all these phones are budget phones that don't have the "high end" package.

    As for the 930, that's a different story, While I don't know what happened for sure, I have a good guess. The 930 has a full HD AMOLED screen, from what I understand, OLED displays are about the most expensive type of display to produce, and the 930 was a NOKIA phone (you know.. the company that was going under fast.. IE not a lot of money to spare) what my theory is, is that having a full 1080p OLED display was more than Nokia could afford, so they opted to get the cheapest they could while keeping that 1080p AMOLED, resulting in a screen that has little to no memory on it for Glance to utilize.

    and tell me, if glance were in fact dead, then why exactly did they just recently add support for apps to hook into it?

    and btw, the 1520 is essentially a wp 8.1 device, it may not have come shipped with it originally, but it was clearly built and developed around 8.1, and my black 1520.3 came with 8.1 preinstalled on it as well
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    11-11-2014 08:25 PM
  14. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    I have to agree. Even the inexpensive 620 had glance, why not more phones? I don't like so much this new branding for follow-ups, like 520 -> 630 and 920 -> 830, things got a little confusing imo.

    Similar thing happening to camera button; only high ends are getting it
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    11-11-2014 09:12 PM
  15. Asskickulater's Avatar
    the incentive to get more expensive phones has to be there somewhere.. specs arent exactly a strong push for wp devices..
    11-11-2014 11:12 PM
  16. Aniket Bhat's Avatar
    MS just released a their *first* phone.. Let's not jump onto conclusions so quickly...
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    11-11-2014 11:17 PM
  17. murix's Avatar
    This post is silly. I'm running 8.1 on a 920, 925, 830, and 1520. They all have glance. Who cares what it shipped with. I'll say this, it's become one of my favorite features and it being there had a lot to do with me picking up the 830.

    What's up with all the doom and gloom lately? Microsoft/Nokia is obviously under a massive transition. If anyone had been through a merger/acquisition they would understand the complexity, especially this massive. Budgets get frozen. Projects are put on hold. People leave. Hell, Microsoft lost an entire Nokia manufacturing facility in the transaction they have to replace. I'm sure they are having manufacturing capacity issues and short term hard choices are having to be made.

    I as much as everyone else want to see new high end devices, but the minute that acquisition was announced I knew it was going to be a rough year.
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    11-11-2014 11:33 PM
  18. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    This post is silly. I'm running 8.1 on a 920, 925, 830, and 1520. They all have glance. Who cares what it shipped with. I'll say this, it's become one of my favorite features and it being there had a lot to do with me picking up the 830.

    What's up with all the doom and gloom lately? Microsoft/Nokia is obviously under a massive transition. If anyone had been through a merger/acquisition they would understand the complexity, especially this massive. Budgets get frozen. Projects are put on hold. People leave. Hell, Microsoft lost an entire Nokia manufacturing facility in the transaction they have to replace. I'm sure they are having manufacturing capacity issues and short term hard choices are having to be made.

    I as much as everyone else want to see new high end devices, but the minute that acquisition was announced I knew it was going to be a rough year.
    ....the OP. Read it again.
    11-12-2014 12:48 AM
  19. Wam1q's Avatar
    And apart from the 930, New x3x phones are cheaper than the corresponding x2x phones. That means cheaper displays and hence no glance. (620>630, 720>730)
    Lack of glance in low-end x3x devices is like the lack of camera button. Microsoft will use cheaper displays, virtual navigation buttons, no camera button, etc. to keep the prices low.
    930 with an AMOLED FHD display supporting glance would have been very expensive to manufacture for Nokia. They might have gone with a cheaper AMOLED to keep production costs low.
    11-12-2014 05:15 AM
  20. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    And apart from the 930, New x3x phones are cheaper than the corresponding x2x phones. That means cheaper displays and hence no glance. (620>630, 720>730)
    Lack of glance in low-end x3x devices is like the lack of camera button. Microsoft will use cheaper displays, virtual navigation buttons, no camera button, etc. to keep the prices low.
    930 with an AMOLED FHD display supporting glance would have been very expensive to manufacture for Nokia. They might have gone with a cheaper AMOLED to keep production costs low.
    You're just explaining WHY glance is dead
    11-12-2014 05:28 AM
  21. Wam1q's Avatar
    You're just explaining WHY glance is dead
    Glance is dead would mean glance is no longer being supported. Or glance has been abandoned. None of which is true. There has just been a device with glance (830). Older devices with glance just got the latest update with new features. So glance is in no way dead. It's just not as ubiquitous as it earlier used to be.
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    11-12-2014 05:34 AM
  22. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Aaaaaand, we see more whining, this time related to Glance.
    Just for the record, it has been concluded a ton of times that lack of Glance on 930/Icon is a fail. Glance on low-end phones, what?
    11-12-2014 02:58 PM
  23. ven07's Avatar
    Glance is not dead.. Might be dying, yes, but the call to keep it alive will not go unnoticed by MS. Who would give up such a valuable asset that almost all buyers look for in their phones (WP buyers anyways).
    11-12-2014 03:18 PM
  24. Wam1q's Avatar
    Glance is not dead.. Might be dying, yes, but the call to keep it alive will not go unnoticed by MS. Who would give up such a valuable asset that almost all buyers look for in their phones (WP buyers anyways).
    Glance isn't going anywhere. Just because three new phones don't have it, doesn't mean glance is dying. Let's wait and look out for the next three phones (1330, 1530, 1030). My guess is that both the 1530 and 1030 will come with glance since they won't want to repeat the mistake they made with the 930 again. The 1330 might skip it since it would be cheaper than the 1320.

    They might as well release a Lumia 935 with glance and a thinner body. That would make two pairs of phones they could release at two separate events: 935+1030 & 1530+1330.
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    11-12-2014 03:25 PM
  25. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Aaaaaand, we see more whining, this time related to Glance.
    Just for the record, it has been concluded a ton of times that lack of Glance on 930/Icon is a fail. Glance on low-end phones, what?
    Totally disagree, I love my 930 the screen is awesome far better than anything else and I look at that for hours a day but glance would be for a minute or 2 each day as I would only glance at it and nothing more.
    11-12-2014 03:30 PM
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