Samsung recently unveiled its latest Note handset, the Galaxy Note7, packing a slew of new features and improvements. Aside from the new S-Pen, the phablet also has the 'Always-On Display' (AOD) feature, which enables owners of the handset to write and create memos on the phone right on the screen, without using any app. However, Android OEM Motorola isn't too happy upon hearing this, and has taken to Twitter to accuse the Korean tech giant of stealing the feature from its Moto X handset.
The Lenovo subsidiary posted an (un)subtle attack on Samsung on Twitter, questioning it about the Note7 feature:
The Moto X - which was launched in 2013 - was the first Motorola smartphone after the Google acquisition, before the company was acquired by Lenovo. While it is correct that Motorola included the AOD feature ahead of the Galaxy Note7, it is not the first phone company to implement it. As Android Authority points out, the Nokia N86 smartphone from 2009 was the first handset to have such a feature, which was then re-introduced as the Glance Screen for Lumia devices back in 2013.
While things like these may be regarded as rather petty, it would be very interesting to see if Samsung responds to Motorola's (slightly erroneous) claim. After all, it makes sense that Motorola wants to take a quick jab at a competitor who's getting most of the spotlight in the smartphone game.
Source: Android Authority