Nokia has confirmed that the Nokia Glance feature (the on-screen clock) will be available to the entire Windows Phone 8 Lumia range. One thing all the Lumia users have to do is to wait for a Nokia Lumia Amber update, it will become available to the existing Nokia Lumia range on Windows Phone 8 as an over-the-air update.
Lumia users can control the Nokia Glance screen from a pane in the Display+touch section of the Settings menu.The Glance mode gives users a clock screensaver that saves you having to turn on the phone simply to check the time.
Nokia confirms the news in a FAQ on the company’s website saying that customers wanting the new feature will have to wait for the Nokia Lumia Amber update. Nokia says, “You need to wait for a Nokia Lumia Amber update, it will become available to the existing Nokia Lumia range on Windows Phone 8 as an over-the-air update. Once you have Lumia Amber update, you will receive a notification in Store about Display+touch app update and then you need accept it. You can control the Nokia Glance screen from a pane in the Display+touch section of the Settings menu.”
The handsets that will be getting the Nokia Glance feature update are the Lumia 620, 720, 810, 820, 822, 920, and the 928. The Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 already come with the feature.
The handsets to miss out on the new feature are the popular Lumia 520 and 521 due to some to hardware restrictions.
Nokia’s Amber update is expected to roll out in the coming weeks.