Regardless of what they call them—be it Pixel or Nexus—Google’s line of smartphones have a cool feature called “Ambient Display” that wakes your screen in a low-power black and white state when you receive a notification. This feature was added back when Google owned Motorola, as Moto’s phones had a similar lock screen effect called “Active Display.”

But Motorola’s implementation has always been the better of the two. Unlike Ambient Display, Active Display wakes your screen when you wave your hand in front of your phone, and it pulses every so often when you have an unread notification, among… more

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