1. Crispy's Avatar
    After so much doubt on this issue, first Wired said it did, then phandroid confirmed it did, then people speculated it really didn't, we finally have word from Google.

    First Impressions Of Google's Nexus 6: Really Big, Really Beautiful [Update]

    "After some confusion over the seemingly inconsistent tap-to-wake functionality, I reached out to Google for official confirmation and was informed that the Nexus 6 does not include tap-to-wake functionality. It would seem my review unit responded to tap-to-wake simply because of the very slight motion caused by tapping the device, not because it's an actual feature of the device."

    So there you go, confirmed by Google. I have to say I'm disappointed by this, since its tap to wake/sleep is a great feature and I love my G2 due to it.

    The Nexus 6 does have 'lift to wake' but apparently its not very sensitive (otherwise phone would turn on all the time with any movement) so its not a substitute.
    radyoactive likes this.
    11-03-2014 01:39 PM
  2. radyoactive's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. Still not a deal breaker for me.

    It's not clear if the hardware supports it and can be added as an OS update later.
    Premium1 likes this.
    11-03-2014 01:43 PM
  3. Crispy's Avatar
    I find it a very strange decision as L specifically says one of its features is 'double tap to wake if hardware supports it'. And its strange for Google not to include it in their flagship.
    11-03-2014 01:47 PM
  4. radicchio's Avatar
    No, not a deal breaker, but I was looking forward to that feature. It would be nice if it could be added later, though.
    11-03-2014 01:48 PM
  5. Robbie317's Avatar
    not a deal breaker at all.. I honestly didn't see the benefit of this to start with...... I've grown accustom to just picking up the device any time I want to wake it anyway.... Looks like the power button is comfortably placed in the middle right where my thumb would rest anyway.....
    Orion78 likes this.
    11-03-2014 02:25 PM
  6. Crispy's Avatar
    Remember how we went from hard keys (4 of them, for search, menu, home, back) on early Android phones, to capacitive, to soft keys. Hw buttons are redundant and can and will break over time. Its much easier to use double tap etc.
    11-03-2014 02:35 PM
  7. anon(826501)'s Avatar
    Thanks God, this knock on knock off the screen broke my former LG G2. This problem was vastly point out at Android Central, XDA, etc. My G2 dies before its first year of use thanks to the knock knock. Then I bought my first Nexus phone, Nexus 5, and just wainting Nexus 6 arrival to Google Play Store or Amazon. I bought my Nexus 5 at Amazon and never a problem with it. I'm not going to buy the Nexus 6 at AT&T cause I don't want bloatware surprises.

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    11-03-2014 02:37 PM
  8. theduder's Avatar
    I only have to tap my power button once...
    11-05-2014 09:34 AM
  9. royfripple's Avatar
    not a deal breaker at all.. I honestly didn't see the benefit of this to start with...... I've grown accustom to just picking up the device any time I want to wake it anyway.... Looks like the power button is comfortably placed in the middle right where my thumb would rest anyway.....
    Where I saw this being really useful was at work with the phone lying back-down on the desk. Obviously, it's not a deal breaker or anything but I feel it really would be much more convenient to be able to just double-tap the screen to read notifications rather than have to reach to the side to hit the power button or pick it up.

    Granted, I also recently got a Moto 360 so I don't look at my phone nearly as often as I used to. It's definitely not a deal breaker but I do feel like it would've been a nice value-add feature.

    I also don't think it'll be supported later. Lollipop supports tap-to-wake natively so if they are saying it doesn't work, my guess is it doesn't have the hardware to do it. Obviously that's just my opinion but I'd like to think it's based on an educated guess.
    11-05-2014 09:39 AM
  10. Robbie317's Avatar
    Where I saw this being really useful was at work with the phone lying back-down on the desk. Obviously, it's not a deal breaker or anything but I feel it really would be much more convenient to be able to just double-tap the screen to read notifications rather than have to reach to the side to hit the power button or pick it up.

    Granted, I also recently got a Moto 360 so I don't look at my phone nearly as often as I used to. It's definitely not a deal breaker but I do feel like it would've been a nice value-add feature.

    I also don't think it'll be supported later. Lollipop supports tap-to-wake natively so if they are saying it doesn't work, my guess is it doesn't have the hardware to do it. Obviously that's just my opinion but I'd like to think it's based on an educated guess.
    Does appear the Nexus 6 will have a similar active display like the Moto X... which would make notifications pop up on your screen without having to actually hit the power button or double tap to wake..... I know on my desk I have my phone on a wireless charger that is tilted up a little towards me so I would see the notifications as they light up....

    http://www.droid-life.com/2014/11/03...-moto-display/
    11-05-2014 09:52 AM
  11. royfripple's Avatar
    Ah yeah, I forgot about the active display (I think it's called Ambient Display in Lollipop?). I think that would pretty much replace tap-to-wake all the times I'd use it.
    11-05-2014 09:57 AM
  12. GreyLike's Avatar
    Would Tap Tap App be a substitute for this?
    You just place a widget on the screen. Touching it will lock the phone and while unlocking you just need to wave your hand near the screen and it wakes the screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 10:06 AM
  13. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Ah yeah, I forgot about the active display (I think it's called Ambient Display in Lollipop?). I think that would pretty much replace tap-to-wake all the times I'd use it.
    There was a reviewer who had initially stated that it did have tap-to-wake and then corrected himself indicating it had just been from the phone being rocked a little and the phone coming online thinking it had been picked up.

    To me, rocking the phone towards me so I'm actually looking at the screen (and having it turn on) would seem to be just as (if not more) user-friendly as double-tapping the screen.
    11-05-2014 10:18 AM
  14. Robbie317's Avatar
    Ah yeah, I forgot about the active display (I think it's called Ambient Display in Lollipop?). I think that would pretty much replace tap-to-wake all the times I'd use it.
    yeah kind of a neat feature....... I use the TYLT wireless charger and it's nicely tilted up at a good angel that allows a good view of the phone.... I keep it on silent/vibrate at work but I can always see the little notification light lighting up when something happens.... so having the screen briefly light up with a notification would be pretty cool..... and I know it's designed to only light up certain pixels to save battery.. but being on the wireless charger would make sure I am not really using any battery at all while at work....
    11-05-2014 10:26 AM
  15. deltatko's Avatar
    The double tap to wake feature will be sorely miss when I give up my G2 for the Nexsix. I'd had a Note 2 and a Note 3 for quite awhile and had become very used to waking up the phone with the home buttons. When I traded in the Note 2 for the G2, it took no time at all until I was double tapping the Note 3 screen trying to turn it on. It didn't seem like it would be so useful to me at first, but it has truly been a game changer.
    11-05-2014 02:02 PM
  16. Hasbrobot's Avatar
    The double tap to wake feature will be sorely miss when I give up my G2 for the Nexsix. I'd had a Note 2 and a Note 3 for quite awhile and had become very used to waking up the phone with the home buttons. When I traded in the Note 2 for the G2, it took no time at all until I was double tapping the Note 3 screen trying to turn it on. It didn't seem like it would be so useful to me at first, but it has truly been a game changer.
    I can relate. I've had the note 2 and currently have the note 3. Anyhow I keep my phone upside down in my front pocket. So, I've gotten quite used to hitting the home button as I pull the phone from my pocket. That way the screen is on just as I look at it. That will be missed....

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-05-2014 02:34 PM
  17. worldsoutro's Avatar
    That's a deal breaker for me. To useful in my HTC m8 gpe
    11-05-2014 04:19 PM
  18. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    As told to everyone by me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 05:55 PM
  19. infinity12402's Avatar
    all you have to do is pick the phone up and the screen will come on...
    11-05-2014 05:56 PM
  20. Mayze's Avatar
    Someone will develop a custom kernel that will allow it. I have a kernel installed one my N7 that allows double tap or swipe to wake.
    11-06-2014 07:41 PM
  21. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    Looks like it was disabled via code.

    https://plus.google.com/107797272029...ts/UqwJ4KbzHtk

    Should be a quick fix via XDA

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-06-2014 08:17 PM

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