06-14-2014 03:06 PM
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  1. primortal's Avatar
    He was responding to my question as to what Glance is.

    That being said, glad I don't currently have a WP. I might actually miss this feature. :P
    Sorry about that @Curtieson missed the quote
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    02-12-2014 01:53 PM
  2. fonefan's Avatar
    Definitely not a deal breaker for me.

    Posted via the WPC App
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    02-12-2014 02:03 PM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I do love glance... But i'll learn to do just fine without it. It is a shame that it won't be there.
    02-12-2014 02:07 PM
  4. slick5150's Avatar
    Again, everyone is assuming the phone doesn't support Glance. That has never been said. It doesn't have the feature at this moment, but I'd be shocked if it doesn't very soon, possibly even by the time you can actually buy the phone you're complaining is missing a feature.
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    02-12-2014 02:14 PM
  5. maevinj's Avatar
    Again, everyone is assuming the phone doesn't support Glance. That has never been said. It doesn't have the feature at this moment, but I'd be shocked if it doesn't very soon, possibly even by the time you can actually buy the phone you're complaining is missing a feature.
    Nokia Lumia Icon Review | Windows Phone Central

    But wait. There is one lame thing about the Icon and that is it doesn’t support the Glance screen. For those who aren’t familiar, Glance is a Nokia technology that allows static information to be displayed on the screen when in standby. It shows the time and with Update 3, can optionally show notifications as well. It’s super useful and with the Glance Background app, you can even customize it with your own images.

    But yes, Glance is not available on the Lumia Icon out of the box, nor with any system app updates (e.g. Extras + Info, which did not change the situation). That also means no double-tap to wake, as the two features are intertwined.

    Nokia says this is due to “certain hardware restrictions” and they’re not ruling it out in the future, but as of today, the Lumia Icon will remain a Glance-free device. That’s a bit of a letdown, especially for a flagship Lumia, but if you never used it, then there’s nothing to miss. But if you were looking forward to it, then…
    02-12-2014 02:27 PM
  6. mtalinm's Avatar
    Again, everyone is assuming the phone doesn't support Glance. That has never been said. It doesn't have the feature at this moment, but I'd be shocked if it doesn't very soon, possibly even by the time you can actually buy the phone you're complaining is missing a feature.
    If you're betting the phone will have Glance by 2/20, I'd bet against you. I would love to lose the bet, but I'd be shocked if I did.
    02-12-2014 02:34 PM
  7. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Amazing how many people will not get the Icon because of Glance. I get that it's a great feature. But considering how it's an upgrade to the 928 in basically every way, there is no way Im not picking this phone up. Besides, there's still a chance it'll get it. But for me, not a deal breaker at all.
    I was already leaning against it, so for me it's just one more knock against it. No xenon flash, no microSD slot, no Glance. Same storage space as my almost full 928 but with a higher res camera...and the memory and quad core should be improvements, but not the kind of improvement the 928 was versus the Trophy.
    02-12-2014 02:44 PM
  8. mtalinm's Avatar
    Well, I've turned off Glance on my 928 to see how much I miss it.
    02-12-2014 02:49 PM
  9. mrlugo88's Avatar
    I was already leaning against it, so for me it's just one more knock against it. No xenon flash, no microSD slot, no Glance. Same storage space as my almost full 928 but with a higher res camera...and the memory and quad core should be improvements, but not the kind of improvement the 928 was versus the Trophy.
    I'm speaking more of the people who won't be getting this because of the lack of Glance, not those who were on the fence. For those who planned on getting on this, I don't think Glance is the reason to not pick this up.
    02-12-2014 02:55 PM
  10. Astropin's Avatar
    From the WPC article:

    Paraphrased-

    Nokia says theyre not ruling it out in the future!!!
    02-12-2014 03:01 PM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Well, I've turned off Glance on my 928 to see how much I miss it.
    This is a good idea... If nothing else just to train myself not to rely on it so that when I picked up my wonderful new Icon I don't focus on how much I miss it.

    Edit: I miss it already :(
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    02-12-2014 03:03 PM
  12. tk-093's Avatar
    No, the Icon will be AMOLED as well. Sometimes bloggers will write incorrect information. And more often than not, OLED and AMOLED are used interchangeably.

    Nokia Lumia Icon - The Ultimate Video Experience - Nokia - USA

    Display technology: ClearBlack, AMOLED

    Good find, so maybe there is hope.. It could also be in error.. Wasn't it the Nokia site that said the 928 had FM radio for the longest time before they fixed it?


    If the Icon does actually have AMOLED, the only thing I can think of is it is having screen freezing troubles like the 928 is and they pinpointed it to Glance and maybe that is why it is disabled for now?

    Either that or the Nokia Glance app hasn't been updated to be allowed to install on the Icon.. kinda like the issues people are having with Beamer and that other app on the new 928 Black?
    02-12-2014 03:05 PM
  13. tk-093's Avatar
    I'm speaking more of the people who won't be getting this because of the lack of Glance, not those who were on the fence. For those who planned on getting on this, I don't think Glance is the reason to not pick this up.
    I was going to get it, but now I've moved myself to the fence. Glance as it functions now is rather meh, but I share time between my 928 and a Moto X, and Active Notifications shows me the awesome potential for Glance and to have a device without that potential is not something I want to jump on right away. If you've never used Active Notifications, then yeah, it's not a huge loss.

    But if it actually does have a AMOLED screen and not just a OLED screen then the potential to get it is there. It's just weird that it isn't there now.
    02-12-2014 03:10 PM
  14. maevinj's Avatar
    I'm speaking more of the people who won't be getting this because of the lack of Glance, not those who were on the fence. For those who planned on getting on this, I don't think Glance is the reason to not pick this up.
    That's your opinion and you can't speak for "most people" who planned on getting it. Glance is a legitimate feature. For Nokia/Verizon to omit is just baffling. I honestly would rather have Glance than wireless charging...
    02-12-2014 03:13 PM
  15. ViperVTX's Avatar
    hmmm I been reading other reviews, like the one from Nokia Lumia Icon - Windows Phone Reviews - Laptop Mag

    It says: "The device also sports an improved Glance feature. The enhanced function displays notifications on the lockscreen for missed calls, texts, emails and alarms in addition to the large digital clock at the bottom of the display ."
    02-12-2014 03:23 PM
  16. Astropin's Avatar
    That's your opinion and you can't speak for "most people" who planned on getting it. Glance is a legitimate feature. For Nokia/Verizon to omit is just baffling. I honestly would rather have Glance than wireless charging...
    My guess is that it will show up on the Icon very soon.
    02-12-2014 03:24 PM
  17. maevinj's Avatar
    My guess is that it will show up on the Icon very soon.
    I hope you're right. If it shows up on it, I'll definitely bite.
    02-12-2014 03:28 PM
  18. Curtieson's Avatar
    I honestly would rather have Glance than wireless charging...
    I was posing that same question to myself...and besides the obvious answer of "Id rather have BOTH"...I think I would side with rather having wireless charging than glance.... we should take a poll in another thread, haha.

    Either that or the Nokia Glance app hasn't been updated to be allowed to install on the Icon.. kinda like the issues people are having with Beamer and that other app on the new 928 Black?
    Couple of the comments made me think into WHY it wouldn't be there...The screen isn't new tech...that has been around and in use on other Lumia's so it dawned on me, I wonder if it just hasn't been properly tested on phones with such a high [s]resolution[/s] pixel density? Could be they just haven't solved that issue yet, and they haven't scalled all the notifications to work with such a high PPI and once that is done it will roll out. It will just take a settings update to fix it, right?
    Last edited by Curtieson; 02-12-2014 at 04:03 PM.
    02-12-2014 03:29 PM
  19. mrlugo88's Avatar
    That's your opinion and you can't speak for "most people" who planned on getting it. Glance is a legitimate feature. For Nokia/Verizon to omit is just baffling. I honestly would rather have Glance than wireless charging...
    Reread both my posts. Not once did I say I was speaking on behalf of anyone. My last post was clarifying WHO I'm speaking ABOUT, not who I'm speaking FOR. And again, reread my posts. I clearly said things like "I think" and "for me", letting it be known that it's my opinion. Just saying mine like everyone else is saying theirs.

    As far as Glance as a legitimate feature, I never said it wasn't. I use it on my 928. I certainly enjoy having it. But the fact that the Icon may possibly never get it is not a reason for me to pass on this phone. And I'm not sure why it would be the sole reason anyone would pass on it. If you plan on staying with Verizon then this is the phone to get, unless you don't mind waiting another 10 months. That's what I'm saying.
    02-12-2014 03:33 PM
  20. tk-093's Avatar
    Couple of the comments made me think into WHY it wouldn't be there...The screen isn't new tech...that has been around and in use on other Lumia's so it dawned on me, I wonder if it just hasn't been properly tested on phones with such a high resolution? Could be they just haven't solved that issue yet, and they haven't scalled all the notifications to work with such a high PPI and once that is done it will roll out. It will just take a settings update to fix it, right?

    Yeah, it's possible, but isn't that 6" 1080p 1530 using Glance? Heck, Nokia added Glance to the old school LCD 920 and an LCD screen has to be entirely backlit to be on.

    This just makes this omission even more and more weird.
    02-12-2014 03:46 PM
  21. Curtieson's Avatar
    Yeah, it's possible, but isn't that 6" 1080p 1530 using Glance? Heck, Nokia added Glance to the old school LCD 920 and an LCD screen has to be entirely backlit to be on.

    This just makes this omission even more and more weird.
    I said resolution in one place (they do have equal resolutions) and PPI in another. I was meaning to compare the PPI, or density. On the 1520, the PPI is very similar to the 925, 925=>330s vs. 360s for the 1520. The Icon is now over 440.

    The 1520 and Icon both have the same resolution, the 925 and Icon both have the same technology. Nothing and the Icon have the same pixel density.
    Not saying that is the fault, just an idea of something major that changed.
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    02-12-2014 04:01 PM
  22. deadwrong03's Avatar
    U guys sound crazy. Glance is not a important feature at all for me and its definitely not a deal breaker. As long as the battery last longer its better. What does glance do that makes it a deal breaker besides keep the screen on...lmao come on....who cares

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
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    02-12-2014 04:08 PM
  23. theefman's Avatar
    U guys sound crazy. Glance is not a important feature at all for me and its definitely not a deal breaker. As long as the battery last longer its better. What does glance do that makes it a deal breaker besides keep the screen on...lmao come on....who cares

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    It might not be a sspectacular feature but don't you thinks its odd Verizon gimping their WP devices? If they do this what will they remove from WP 8.1? And its not as if this phone will get pride of place in vzw stores so one wonders why they intentionally sabotage their WP devices.
    02-12-2014 04:17 PM
  24. deadwrong03's Avatar
    It might not be a sspectacular feature but don't you thinks its odd Verizon gimping their WP devices? If they do this what will they remove from WP 8.1? And its not as if this phone will get pride of place in vzw stores so one wonders why they intentionally sabotage their WP devices.



    Nokia said its a hardware thing its not Verizon, it may be added eventually. Glance works fine on my 928 so what makes u believe vzw is blocking it?





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    02-12-2014 04:21 PM
  25. slowburnaz's Avatar
    hmmm I been reading other reviews, like the one from Nokia Lumia Icon - Windows Phone Reviews - Laptop Mag

    It says: "The device also sports an improved Glance feature. The enhanced function displays notifications on the lockscreen for missed calls, texts, emails and alarms in addition to the large digital clock at the bottom of the display ."

    Yeah, that's pretty weird, and contrary to what Daniel Rubino saw on his phone.
    02-12-2014 04:30 PM
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