SmartStay Ex App Review (for Android)

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While using my Samsung Galaxy S3, I fell in love with TouchWiz’s SmartStay feature that kept the screen from timing out when it detected that you were looking at it. But when I went back to my Galaxy Nexus, I felt withdrawal pains. Every time the screen timed out when I was reading an article, it made me want to go back to using my SGS3. But thankfully, after a little searching I found the SmartStay Ex app available for free on Google Play by a developer called Nebkat.

While I wouldn’t say that it works as well as the SmartStay feature found on the Galaxy S3 (because it doesn’t), I can’t complain about the performance I’ve gotten thus far. I mean, while it didn’t catch me looking at the screen 100% of the time, it did reduce the amount of times I got frustrated with the screen timing out while I was reading something. And being a free app and all, I can’t really ask for more. Download it from the Play Store and check it out for yourself!

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David Rahimi is the editor-in-chief at PhoneBuff.com. Ever since he got his first smartphone, he has been obsessed with mobile technology and all that it has to offer. Other interests include business, investing, and neuroscience.

  • Tom Womack

    So he’s made a cheap and kludgy knock-off of some inspired work by Samsung, and then stolen Samsung’s name for his demonstrably more shoddy product – this is a pretty clear-cut case of passing off.