Samsung Galaxy S5 to sport 'multi-hovering' tech claimed to be a gamechanger for air gestures input
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2123; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Haters to come in 3... 2... 1...
I think zooming in out would be a nice addition, maybe a multitasking gesture too. Maybe if it could read your fingers doing the same motion how your scroll down on your tablet there could be more accurate scrolling, a firm down motion to bring down notifications, up for recent apps. It all depends on the accurate reading of the SW.
4. tech2 (Posts: 2005; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
hmmm.....if it could show the notifications from lockscreen i.e. without having to lift the device from my desk it would be a very handy feature. I might end up buying the device just for that feature.
16. tech2 (Posts: 2005; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Moto has voiceless controls. I am asking for a feature to glance my notification without having to lift the phone. Moto's voiceless control won't show notifications.
21. rd_nest (Posts: 765; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Something similar exists in Samsung phones. Check "quick glance" in GS4/Note 3.
5. Kuroki (Posts: 79; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)
a great feature to use if you're at home. but in public......
12. Teja171 (unregistered)
3. Duketytz (Posts: 453; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
I wonder how many people actually use such features, not to say that it is useless but I doubt many actually even remember what features their s4 has
11. Teja171 (unregistered)
You're right. They are some marketing gimmicks, of which Samsung is well known of.
17. tedkord (Posts: 4619; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Hover isn't a gimmick just because your company of choice didn't come up with it first.
19. Sauce (unregistered)
Kinda is. I have this on my iPhone 5s (jailbroken). I used this exact same stuff for a few hours and removed it off my phone. Kinda pointless imo.
6. Teja171 (unregistered)
Then what's the purpose of a touch screen ?
18. tedkord (Posts: 4619; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
The purpose of the touchscreen is to be touched. So you can hover over a message to get a popup preview, then actual touch to open it if you decide. If not, slide down to the next message for its preview, etc...
20. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Yes, actually things like Air View is something I really look forward to being improved immensely and being implemented as a 'standard' of sorts for flagship devices.
It's something akin to holding a PC cursor over a link or say in flash when you hover over something. Unfortunately since Samsung has it all to itself they can only integrate it into the phone's stock apps so it's usefulness will be limited and only act as a demonstration as to what it can be fully capable of.
Think about if it became a baseline feature for powerful phones. Using games as an example, using a 'metal detecting device' by hovering etc. Or maybe the Operation board game where you have to keep your finger close but not touch etc. Who knows? I think it has great potential, and that was just in 10 seconds for games.
I feel like this feature is another key step to bringing mobile closer to feature parity to PCs.
13. rd_nest (Posts: 765; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Better checkout for Synaptics stock. It's up 76% over last year.
9. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
yeah smartphone now make we have to ride a monster, eventhough we just need a horse
10. Avenger827 (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
Not going to be useful for everyone, a better offline voice assistant would be a better feature.
15. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
I bet this type of technology could be used to help teach sign language. I'd sign up for that as it's a great skill to have.
22. shegzyplanet (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I want to know if phonearena is not aware of the mobile phone brand name Tecno. Tecno is emerging as one of the closest competitors to Samsung. Same OS and I heard the same company make their processor and some other hardware. I would like phonearena to include Tecno Mobile phones in the review and comparison.
23. iDroidx650 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 May 2010)
This is why Samsung needs 3gb of ram on their devices. To run all the bloat ware and gimmicky features. Samsung needs help. No on wants these stupid features.