Another day, another Samsung patent: meet Sammy's conceptual unlocking method
0. phoneArena 07 Mar 2014, 09:01 posted on
Samsung might be developing a device unlocking feature, similar to LG's Knock Code, as a recent patent application with USPTO suggests that the company is working on a touch-and-drag unlocking method. It is stated that users will be able to wake as well as unlock their devices by touching the display and drawing any figure with at least one intersection in it...
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1. fouadqr (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
I hate when people calls samsung .. SAM or Sammy :/ !!
3. SamDroid (unregistered)
4. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
I don't know what to make of it, maybe someone could make a lock screen app to showcase this new idea and then we can determine if it is useful or not.
5. TheMan (Posts: 427; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I like having a non-linear swiping method, which would help avoid inadvertent openings, but is a patent really necessary? This is world Apple has wrought.
6. PeterK. (Posts: 149; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)
Unfortunately, yes. Better safe than sorry.
10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2141; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The Oppo N1 I think already does this, I believe you can even draw figures on the dark screen to launch certain apps.
7. IMda1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
Windows 8 already have something similar for their lockscreen. You need at least 3 points to unlock a Windows device. You can draw anything to a picture. For example, your lockscreen has your favorite picture on it. You can touch an eye, put a circle on a face, connect to objects together, but it has to be three points/actions to unlock. And it doesn't need to be precise! Very cool!
8. Sauce (unregistered)
To unlock my 5s I draw the letter "S" real quick if my fingers are too oily to use for Touch ID.
This Samsung feature would be pretty neat. Similar to what I currently use.
Lets hope that people don't use the "example" pattern that comes with the quick settup booklet inside the box.
12. SPASE (Posts: 177; Member since: 03 May 2013)
My nokia n9 came with the knock feature first then lg expanded a bit on it.
But just like nokia & lg, to use this samsung pattern you dont need to press any buttons prior. Good job...
15. jaspergrantus (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)
As expected, nothing to be really excited about sammy, INNOVATION seem not to be on their vocabulary!