Beau HD reviews the curved display found on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. In terms of functionality, the edge of the display is separated from the main home screen by software. It can be used to open various applications, view incoming notifications, and activate several quick settings.
The Galaxy Note Edge is a thing of beauty. Uniquely equipped with a curved display on the right hand side portion of the screen, the device allows its user to quickly gain various information such as apps, news and weather updates.
Considering the Edge design is a new functionality introduced by the Note Edge, many are wondering how it works. Here is a short guide to the Edge screen:
On the home screen, the display portion pops up to various apps that can easily be opened on the side along with notifications. Once the app drawer is pressed, the Edge screen fades into the darkness and minimizes itself through the software’s design.
Basically, the display is a big panel that wraps around the side but is separated by software.
Once you slide down on the Edge screen, your app settings and shortcuts can be accessed. The icons that you can see on this part of your screen include:
Reverting to the row of apps, a visible star icon is situated on top. This is where users can pick out their favorite apps to highlight and provide a quick access on the Edge screen. To do this, users simply have to drag icons to the Edge side of the screen. Removing default apps can be done the other way, by dragging icons from the Edge back to the main screen. Folders can also be added on the Edge.
To access the settings of the Edge screen, users simply have to drag from the bottom of the Edge screen to the top. This will lead to the Settings icon where a number of items can be modified through the Manage Panels Section. With this, users can choose the different panels of information displayed on their Edge screen.
The different panels available include:
To fully take advantage of the apps available on the Edge screen, the options include Edge Task Manager, S Planner Widget for Edge, S Note Widget for Edge, Data Usage, RAM Usage, and Games.
Going back to the Settings portion, users can modify what best expresses their personality. This serves as the wallpaper on the Edge screen once the device is locked.
Just below Express Me, an Information Stream is available so the user can choose the various feeds to show along with updates and missed notifications on the Edge. The three feeds to currently choose from include Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, and Yahoo News.
This transforms the Edge screen into a useful night clock. Users can set the hours they need so the device can be enabled and wake up to the user’s waking hours as well.
The Edge screen can be personalized by writing a personal message on its screen.
For lefties, the Edge also works simply by rotating the device up to 180 degrees. Through this icon, users can easily disable or enable rotation on their device. With this, lefties can turn their device upside down to take advantage of the Edge screen.
Truly, the Edge screen works as it displays an array of information depending on what its own user classifies as useful to him.