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    Default Display clock and notifications on 'sleep' screen?

    Hi, complete noob here with regard to Android. I finally just saw the light and gave up after years and years of Nokia Symbian...

    Anyway, my N8 had a feature that I really got used to having but I can't find on the Nexus 4 (just realized that I went from an N8 to an N4).

    It would dimly display a clock and call/text notifications on the blank 'sleep' screen. Anytime the phone was 'sleeping' I could glance over without having to touch or unlock anything and see the time and if I had any missed calls or messages.

    This is kind of like the daydream feature, but I want it available whenever the screen goes black, not just when docked or charging.

    ???

    Thanks!
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    There is an app "Clock Plus" which (among other things) adds a daydream screen that includes clock and notifications.

    While this may solve your notification problem, it will not solve your ability to force it to daydream when unplugged or undocked.
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    The app Light Flow (Light Flow Lite is the free version) will let you take control of your pulse notification led light. For example, when I look at my Nexus when the screen is off, if that light comes on blue - I have email, red - I missed a call, light blue - I missed a texts, etc. At a glance I know when I've missed a notification.

    Not exactly what you're looking for, but I really like it for notifications.


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    Thanks for the help. I found the clock plus thing. I'm just surprised there's not a way to put that on the sleep screen. It's one of those things that was really handy.
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    Default Re: Display clock and notifications on 'sleep' screen?

    Obviously the N4 could ever only be half the phone the N8 was.. Google fail..

    Anyways the screen on this phone is so magnificent that it would probably result in your battery lasting around 5 hours if you had this feature on your phone. I would actually be quite surprised if a phone with a similar screen had this feature.
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    glad you found at least half your request.
    but wouldn't the battery drain out completely in the morning if you use this?
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    Dashclock will display things on the lockscreen with the plugins for it. Missed call and SMS are built in.

    That being said it won't keep the screen on 24/7, nor should you really. You will decrease the life of the screen and device doing that.
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    In you clock app ( stock) tap the 3 tiny dots and seldct night mode. This will accomplish what you want, but.... you have to do it everytime you want it. I haven't figured out how to make it automatic
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    Thanks for the responses. Just to clarify, some of you aren't understanding... or I didn't explain it well enough;

    The feature I'm looking for is a clock and a couple of small icons that dimly appear on an otherwise blank / black screen. The screen shuts off like it's gone to sleep, but a dim, white clock appears and stays on the entire time the screen is 'asleep'. Nokia figured out a way to do this while using a miniscule amount of battery power.

    It's one of those things you don't miss unless you've had it before and realize what a useful feature it is.
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    Just turning this beast of a screen on consumes massive juice. Never letting it turn off fully would kill your battery in hours.

    That N8 had a 360x640 3.5 inch Amoled screen, peanuts!


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    Default Re: Display clock and notifications on 'sleep' screen?

    Well sometimes in the bargain of getting a better phone you gotta let go of some old features. Dimming the clock as mentioned above is as close you can get to what you are looking for.
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    I'd recommend you try the Dashclock Daydream feature with a few Dashclock Extensions to monitor your Notifications.

    Here's a link to download the BETA which includes the Daydream feature it--> https://code.google.com/p/dashclock/...Clock-beta.apk

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunBum5 View Post
    Thanks for the responses. Just to clarify, some of you aren't understanding... or I didn't explain it well enough;

    The feature I'm looking for is a clock and a couple of small icons that dimly appear on an otherwise blank / black screen. The screen shuts off like it's gone to sleep, but a dim, white clock appears and stays on the entire time the screen is 'asleep'. Nokia figured out a way to do this while using a miniscule amount of battery power.

    It's one of those things you don't miss unless you've had it before and realize what a useful feature it is.
    you are in luck. check this app out [New App] Knock²+ Looks To Replace LED Notifications With Clean, Minimal Lockscreen Popups
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    The one in Nokia Lock Screen wouldn't damage the screen. Simply because if scrolls across screen (continuously) thereby not powering the same pixels again and again. Clever init?

    I came here to find the solution to the same issue. I want to switch from Nokia Symbian to Android. I am comparing the features. This would have helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    Very Nice find!!! Paid for and installed/tweaked.

    Now making the GF pay for it on her phone!!!
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    I use a similar daydream app called Lucid.
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    The N8 had an OLED screen compared to the Nexus 4's LCD screen. Two completely different types of technology in terms of battery life because of how the color black is managed. You can look up the differences, but bottom line is that you will not find any app, Daydream screen, or widget that will do what your N8 did with the time on the sleep screen.
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    i just looked for same function, as I use Nokia C7 and found OffClock for Android: Off Clock | AppBrain Android Market

    installed in Android and it works similar to Nokia: shows nice white clock automatically when display goes to sleep. I don't know does it waste energy, will see.
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    omg yessss! that was sooo usefulll I was an old time nokia N8 user too and loved that screen such a nifty little feature. Does anyone know of an s4 app?
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    The N9 also utilizes the front sensor that turns off the screen during phone calls. This way even the dim white text is turned off when the phone is facing down or is in your pocket. Im also looking a similar feature for android.
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    I am also missing NOKIA SLEEPING SCREEN - it was the best app ever I have installed in any smartphone ever. I am using S3 but I miss that feature so much, someone should work this out and make app like that. GET NOTIFICATION AT A GLANCE
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    There was on more app called BUBBLES on N8, that would be nice too,
    Can someone suggest anything which is similar to Sleeping screen or Bubble ?
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    How about NoLED? But I believe it is energy eater!
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    Yes my friends and the bubbles are perfect and the sleeping screen I have now my n700 beside me and it's beauty I want to see all this on android and on my nexus 4.. and those apps aren't old!! Those apps are perfect!
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    Default Re: Display clock and notifications on 'sleep' screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunBum5 View Post
    Thanks for the help. I found the clock plus thing. I'm just surprised there's not a way to put that on the sleep screen. It's one of those things that was really handy.
    Can't you install that clock and then go in the "Lock Screen settings , add the clock ?

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