I agree, there needs to be more customisation of the Glance Screen. I loved that functionality on my Windows Phone as it displayed any notifications that I had set it to display.
Agreed, the Glance screen isn't of much use as of now.
On my Nexus 5x the ambient display from AOSP Android was much more useful.
I think someone posted a thread here a while ago during the 8.0 or 8.1 beta for Nokia 8 digging in the system files and there was evidence of an unfinished glance update, so i think they're workng on it.
I really hope they will enable notifications for other apps in glance. I mostly use skype, viber and whatsapp. I don't use sms at all and my main email is yahoo so no use of glance for me. I also noticed that whatsapp, viber and gmail messages late when glance is turned off. Four ''i'' and one ''me'' in this post :D
I wish they would just use Ambient Display from Android instead Glance. It's just more useful because it shows all notifications.
@revanmj I'd rather they didn't. I want HMD to just add more options to Glance instead as they need to differentiate themselves in a market saturated by phones from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG and Moto.
@Terminusaquo they had one and a half year to make it more robust and did nothing. So being realistic, I'd rather have more functional Ambient Display now, than wait indefinitely for better Glance.
@revanmj Updates take time and I would rather have something that works correctly than have HMD rush an update out that barely works and causes more issues than it solves. As @LennartB says, there is evidence in the 8.1 beta of an unfinished update to the Glance screen so they are working on it but I guess it wasn't ready for the 8.1 roll out.