Nokia has released a beta version of Glance Background, a Lumia exclusive app that lets you set a background image for your glance screen. The

My very Personal(ly) Lumia Glance Screen

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Nokia has released a beta version of Glance Background, a Lumia exclusive app that lets you set a background image for your glance screen. The app comes with some images built in, but you can choose any image from your gallery to set as a background as well. I have downloaded the app and played with it a bit and finally arrived a selection that I really like.

Here is what the Glance Screen on,my Lumia 920 now looks like:

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Yes; very Personally…..

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  1. We need an app to set a wallpaper on WindowsPhone? Haha!

    Relics of the past shining through.

    I don’t use live / dead wallpapers, fancy animations, widgets and other battery wasting (ok, depleting) features on my devices.

    perhaps because I am on Android, and a rather boring individual, lacking style.

    It may be why I eschew personal adornments like wristwatch or neck chains that add zero value to my life.

  2. @Mister Mobility, absolutely love the picture. Keep the spirit of moonwalking alive.

    Though I realize that you were probably joking with your first sentence, I’d like to correct an impression other people might mistakenly get from it.

    What Mr. mobility is referring to as the Glance Screen is not a wallpaper in the typical sense. Wallpapers are generally selected images seen in the background while the phone is in use. Glance Screen on the other hand, only takes effect when your phone is locked (i.e, the screen is turned off) and not being used at all. You can set it to appear at set intervals, when the phone detects movement (proximity sensor) or always on. As always (as you said), there is a danger of possible battery drain, especially if your screen is not AMOLED.

    Its a feature Nokia imported/exported from symbian.

  3. Someone here needs to be schooled on the difference between a wallpaper and a glance screen background. Who wants to do the honours?

    PS: Aha. Someone already did.

  4. Ignorance acknowledged.

    But, that’s all semantix jor!

    Wallpaper is any picture on your screen that remains in position (live or not)

    I know about a similar app on Symbian (Rest in Peace) that did something similar (lacked the proximity sensor functionality, though).

    NokiaLabs Nokia Dtops @

    Yes, an eXiMpOrTeD idea.

    On Android, you can have different pictures (let’s axe wallpaper) for different home screens, so dedicating a wallpaper to the lockscreen would not raise Michael from the dead.

    It’s an unrcessary app, lazily carried over from the same backward app_thinking that decapitated Symbian.

    Sure, eye_bee_kay ain’t God, so the immutability rule does not apply.

    He has, thus abandoned the Old Way, and imbibed the Android Way, the Only Way…

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