Motorola goes after Samsung over Always-On Display

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Motorola introduced an active display way back on the original Moto X that would show you notifications on your device without having to actually turn the screen on. It was a pretty useful feature that’s since been ported to tons of other phones and even third-party apps.

Moto’s latest Twitter marketing attack is bringing that up by slinging mud towards Samsung for “stealing” the Always-On Display that’s present in the Galaxy S7 and Note 7. The tweet is actually pretty clever and even brings Samsung’s Galaxy brand into the fold.

Sure, it’s kind of a lame jab at Samsung. Great features will eventually make their way into other devices, and the Moto Z’s fingerprint scanner below the screen or modular attachments are no exception to that rule. Something about stones in glass houses?

Even if there isn’t much depth to the attack, it’s good to see Moto punching up and aggressively advertising the fantastic Moto Z and Moto Z Force. They’re certainly more bold than the Galaxy S7 with the Moto Mods, even if there’s absolutely zero chance they outsell Samsung’s latest.

source: Moto US (Twitter)


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.


  • Beer Chang

    Remember Nokia’s sleeping screen screen saver? I had it on my N82, N8, and 808. It constantly showed time, date, battery level, number of incoming sms, alarms… And by the way, a good old Nokia (even to 8210) could wake you up even if it was switched OFF! After the wakeup call it asked politely “Should I turn the phone on?”. I wish Android would learn how to keep the alarm active when switched off at night.