Google finally unveils Ambient Mode for ‘select’ Android handsets


AFTER A TEASE at this year’s IFA, Google has finally taken the covers off its new ‘Ambient Mode’ for Android. The feature allows you to display information such as diary entries and notifications on the lock screen and interact with Google Assistant, all without touching the phone, which sits safely on a dock or just on charge.

If that sounds suspiciously like a Google Nest Hub, then go to the top of the class and have a toffee, because that’s exactly what it is – a way of turning your phone or tablet into a smart display. It also acts as a sneaky way of making us forget all about those “Daydream” screen savers that never really worked properly.

[Source: The Inquirer]