Google patent aims to change your phone's security settings based on your location
1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
As an option with loads of settings I may want to use this.
2. buccob (Posts: 2490; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I have been asking this to come to Llama... but I am guessing it would need Rooting for current devices... But if Tasker implement this I am definitely buying it.
For instance I would love to have Face Unlock only when I am at my office, since my phone can sit on its dock and just by seeing my face it can unlock... but anywhere else my pattern lock... and maybe a simple slide lock when I am home...
3. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
You didnt say this " we're not sure it's much more than a logical conclusion." when Apple tried to patent the concept of silencing the iPhone when you are in movie-theatre.
Provided Motorola runs android, we don't find anything offence here for Google to patent this idea, with much more sophistication.
7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2700; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Not in those words, but the sentiment was the same:http://www.phonearena.com/news
8. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
" Given all of the analogies to other products used in this article, it's hard to say this is really something that deserved to receive a patent"
Got it. thanks M.H.
4. gazmatic (Posts: 794; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
this is a dumb and dangerous idea
if i have to explain why then you deserve this feature
5. buccob (Posts: 2490; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
it is not dumb if done right...
Remember that many innovations of today's tech were "dumb" for many people who failed to see the potential or the way to implement properly.
6. buccob (Posts: 2490; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
For example... for the hypothetical feature to kick in, you will need to unlock your phone first... and then it will stay with the security level desired as long as you are within the range of your WiFi network... or bluetooth device... or whatever...
If you haven't use an automatation app such as Llama yet, then you are the "dumb" one for not knowing how this could work without being dangerous...