Google gets patent for advanced display settings based on battery life
0. phoneArena 30 Mar 2013, 12:40 posted on
This patent is a pretty cool one, because it's finally something that's at least a little bit different. It's not just a patent for something that we've all seen, but rather Google has been granted a patent for advanced display settings based on battery life. And, "advanced" is the key word here, because we're not just talking about brightness...
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1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
"On the third level, the display would only show black and red colors (the most power efficient colors for OLED displays)"
are we going back to "black and white tvs" era?
2. jeetster (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
in a scenario where you have ~5% battery left and want to save it for something simple like a call or a message, its quiet useful. On the other hand if you want to watch a 1080p movie with those 5% good luck to you.
10. PhoenixWright (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
Then don't turn on that setting if you don't want to, LOL...
4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 8968; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
A patent for something that already exists?
6. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
doesn't that remind you of another company???
7. 14545 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Where is the so called "other patent" at? I haven't seen it. I guess mxy isn't above lying either.
15. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
He is from the future, a future where all this track was invented by apple or so his paranoia makes him think
20. jroc74 (Posts: 5841; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
You HAVE to post proof of this. This has escaped many of us on here...
5. Leo_MC (Posts: 806; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
That means Tasker should pay royalties to Google if it wants to keep it's batterry based automated functions?
Software should never be protected by patents except the code or the design.
9. 14545 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
'Software should never be protected by patents except the code or the design."
Wouldn't that be patent protecting the software? I mean the code and design are the software?
11. downphoenix (Posts: 3055; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I think he means that people shouldnt be able to ripoff the software outright, but if they can achieve similar functionality with their own unique code, it should be okay.
12. 14545 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Oh, so he means that it just can't be exactly like the patented code. But if there is slight differences in the code and design, then it can't be pursued in court?
24. Leo_MC (Posts: 806; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
The "code" means the algorithm which makes the ideea be an application.
For instance, to find the area of a triangle one uses Heron, other uses base*height/2; the result is the same - area - but everyone gets to it in a different manner.
8. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Very nice google make sure no one else will take it.
13. babyk (Posts: 291; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
The first person who files it thats the only thing that matters at the moment
14. MartianMe (unregistered)
Oh I c ....
16. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Does PhoneArena not have any real stories to report? This one is a yawner...
28. jroc74 (Posts: 5841; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Funny....stories I think are yawners...I just dont post in them, or even read them.
It was interesting enough for you to post that comment tho...
Dont worry....they also post stories about WP, MS too.
17. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Is it just me, or does 'innovation' always come to mind whenever the words Google + Patent appear?
18. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Hopefully this is different enough from Samsung's adapt display feature. A Google and Samsung lawsuit would be just what Apple needs and Apple doesn't need anymore help.
19. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Google went and got the patent for advanced display setting based on battery life, so that it will be implemented and used on Android by Android OEM's. Not to go sue OEM's that use it.
23. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
If google were to put this on Android, apple would probably do something similar for iOS. the only difference is that google would give it out to OEMs to put in all android devices, while apple would probably try to keep it for itself. There are already some apps that offer something similar, but given google's history I think the consumer is the winner with this patent.
26. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
That's right Google, patent it. If not, you will be sued by a cr@p fruit.