Samsung has just moved its Always on Display into the Play Store, what this means is that the company will be able to push out updates for their Always on Display or AOD, much easier. Since it doesn’t have to push out an OTA to all of the Galaxy S8’s and other devices with the feature. Those with the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, should see an update for the Always on Display appear in the Google Play Store. This update doesn’t do much, but just moves it over to the Google Play Store for future updates.
All of the same functionality for Always on Display is still here, which includes changing up the way the clock looks, adding widgets and much more. Samsung does note in the changelog that users are able to use the case cover with Always on Display, and it’ll actually work this time around. It also increased the size of the clock in certain modes, making it easier to see on the display. It currently has a number of 1-star reviews, likely due to the fact that many users don’t know why this popped up in the Play Store for them. But it does have an average of around 4.7-stars, so it isn’t doing all that bad in the Play Store.
Always on Display debuted with the Galaxy S7 last year. It was a feature that Samsung added to differentiate itself from its competitors. Although LG also added the feature in the G5 last year. With Always on Display, you can see your notifications, as well as the date, time and battery percentage. Many were worried that this feature would reduce the battery life, and cause burn in, since this is an AMOLED display. But that’s not the case. And that’s because Samsung moves the text in the Always on Display around, similar to what it do with the home button. And that’s to keep the Galaxy S8 from having a burn in issue. It also doesn’t use up much battery because this is an AMOLED display and therefore it lights up pixels individually. You can download the Samsung Always on Display app in the Play Store using the link below.