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Nokia patents device control with touch-screen symbol recognition

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Nokia patents device control with touch-screen symbol recognition

Another interesting patent appeared from Nokia's vault. It seems the Finns have been working on what can be described as a symbol recognition engine for their devices. No, it's not some kind of technology that will let you read writings on the walls of ancient pyramids. It's more mundane, and quite convenient in concept - basically, you jot down the action that you want to perform on the device's touchscreen, using your stylus or a finger. You can write "call mom" on your smartphone and it will execute your order, but you can also devise a gesture of your own and assign it to a specific action.


While this technology isn't some mind-blowing way to interact with your phone or tablet, it will surely find its fans if it works as advertised, and if Nokia (Microsoft) actually get to ship it in a product. Furthermore, Windows Phone is set to acquire its own voice assistant soon, so there's another unconventional way to quickly check your Twitter feed.


source: Patent Scope via WMPowerUser

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 03:26

1. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


the n9 had a concept app like that was slightly unaccurate and man that battery use to run around fast on with it !

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 05:05

2. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 723; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


So basically an enhanced version of gesture recognition

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 06:59

4. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


its auto gesture recognition on the homescreen i believe.
like dolphin browser touch gestures- but already up and running in front of you.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 12:06

7. doejon (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


lol my note 2 has it already..

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 12:24

8. TheGenius (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Exactly. . But nokia fanboys would be praising the lord for such a creative and futuristic idea.!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 16:02

9. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Just to be clear. You can write a symbol on the Notes home screen for example an "Sy" and it will take you directly to the system tools if you set it up that way?

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 05:31

3. nobrainer (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


check dolphin web browser have very similar thing and it works pretty good.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 07:01

5. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


but this doesnt need the dolphin button to activate it.
auto runs on the homescreen as it seems.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 07:03 1

6. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


so you say, i scribble letter S on the homescreen... instantly goes to settings. neat

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