One of the features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is its always on display, a feature that actually debuted with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, although by all accounts many seem to believe that Samsung “perfected” it with the Note 7. However Motorola isn’t too thrilled about Samsung’s new feature.
In fact in a post on Twitter, Motorola seemed to accuse Samsung of stealing the always on feature from them. According to Motorola, “In what galaxy is it okay to steal competitor phones’ cool features? #TheOriginalAlwaysOnDisplay #motozdroid”. We guess the word “galaxy” is a pretty obvious reference to the Galaxy series of smartphones from Samsung, so it’s not hard to see who Motorola could be talking about.
Based on the comments on Twitter, there are some who are trying to make the argument that Nokia was really the first on the scene with such a feature, although it wasn’t known as “always on” back then. However to be fair, the majority of smartphone features are borrowed from one another.
Take for example the fingerprint scanner which was first introduced by Motorola on a mobile phone. However it was only when Apple came along with Touch ID that the technology became “cool” again. The Note 7’s iris scanner isn’t exactly a first either by Samsung as the technology was actually used by Fujitsu back in 2015, but what do you guys think? Does Motorola have a right to be ticked off by this?