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Video: Dashclock Creator Teases Upcoming Android 4.2 Daydream Support

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One of the most underused features of Android 4.2 since it launched would be Daydream. A mode that allows your phone to sit idle and show you news and information sounds interesting, but only for people who have 4.2 and a dock for their device or use it while charging. Roman Nurik, creator of the popular lockscreen application Dashclock posted a teaser video today showing off an upcoming update that makes Dashclock available during Daydream mode. 

When active, the clock floats around the screen along with the Dashclock extension, but “as you touch the screen, the clock and your extensions zoom up to let you dive into the details.” Further on in his post he said that the update should be in version 1.5, and we are already on 1.4.3, so we should expect this to come “in a few weeks” while he is preparing for Google I/O.


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  • Tim242

    I just don’t get the purpose of this. You would only be seeing bits and pieces of information.

    • Hothfox

      Daydream is basically a screen saver you can have on while the device is idle docked or charging. That said, having your screen saver show you information about who texted, who called, who emailed you, etc. without you needing to even touch your device is pretty useful for most people. I want to be able to glance at my phone sitting on my desk and see if I should bother picking it up or not.

      • Of course it also lets everyone else see who called or texted you. No thanks. A little privacy is a good thing, in my opinion.

        • Timbo1

          I’m sure there will be a setting for that ie just a missed call and message count and privacy concerns solved or you don’t have to use the app, simple!

        • Hothfox

          That’s where you have to decide what’s important to you. You don’t have to use the Daydream feature in this app, but there are plenty of users who want it.

  • Glen E Ston

    it would be nice to see an option to change the text size

  • joejoe5709

    Oh baby… Dashclock is perfect for Daydream. Thank you so much!

  • C-Law

    Things like this are why I prefer amoled.

  • engemasa

    Mind Blown!

  • N8shon

    Nice! When my Nexus 7 is docked, I would much prefer to have DashClock continue to show up rather than the phone switching over to the stock Android desktop clock in daydream mode. This is perfect!

  • Austin Warren

    That’s beautiful.

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  • RyanB

    Weird, a half hour ago I checked to see if it did this already and was disappointed. They can read my mind?!

  • Christian

    Been waiting for something like this since I first tried out daydreams. Should be awesome!

    • michael arazan

      Sounds awesome, but i don’t have a dock for my GNex. think they would let this work while it is charging with or without.

      • MooseCat

        Under Settings – Display – Daydream – When to Daydream (on the bottom) it gives you the options to daydream when:

        While Docked
        While Charging

        • michael arazan


  • Dillon Brown

    seems pretty cool. Gotta love that dash clock