Self capacitance "ghosting" (the red crosses) occurs when you place two fingers on the screen. The phone can't determine the exact position of the fingers and instead detects four instead of two contact points.
Sony Xperia sola "floating touch" magic explained
1. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
why would I want my fingers to be hanged mm away from the screen!!
i will touch it, easier and more comfortable!
10. dmk1928 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Why don't you watch the video? It's just how a mouse works. You hover over the screen and it highlights what you're over so then you can click what you want and not something by mistake. That will make precise clicking a hundred times easier. I think it's an awesome feature. Just figure out how to incorporate multitouch and it would be perfect.
24. buccob (Posts: 2490; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
This is very practical, and probably is what is being implemented in their Wet Tracking technology...
Sony rugged phones covered in water can be still touch and respond...
Try that on an iphone or any other phone for that matter...
2. dil2abu (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Xperia Play - Joypad
Xperia NXT Series - Transparent illuminating notification bars
Xperia P - White Magic Display
Xperia Sola - Floating Touch
3. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
They need to combine these into a single superphone.
19. Nimpuz (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
dil2abu you forgot to mention Xperia Arc - Sexy Curvature
4. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
its useful for guys who have big fingers.. some people are just plain whatever..
5. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)
yay, that technology will not be on an iphone
13. adjou (Posts: 103; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)
Until they take it and claim their own of course... :P
6. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Technology is awesome, gifted people invents a lot. Great people use them, like us :D
7. shadez10 (Posts: 425; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
REALLY NOT PRACTICAL FOR DAILY USE... -_-
its more comfortable to touch the screen in navigating... -_-
18. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
did you watch the video? its not for navigating. its for precise touching on certain sports that are clogged with buttons on the screen. That is very useful especially when browsing
20. shadez10 (Posts: 425; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
isnt touching the screen for also navigating?..
thats my opinion and if you dont like it just ignore...
22. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
you cant have an opinion on something if you dont even understand it
8. sonisoe (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 May 2009)
apple wouldve made a bang out of it like their beta siri....
9. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
I think this has some promise as long as they don't use it for any major controls, it'd be fine for hovering over links.
Also, my Nexus S detect my finger when I hover 1 or half mm above the screen.
12. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
Needs to. Bring super phone not only one phone so sony makes good electronics but cell models are ugly
14. atree (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 May 2011)
great idea, i always hit the wrong part on my touch screen b\c i have big fingers this would help out alot.
15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Now this is cool! I just hope they put this on the SONY iON or other SONY models.
23. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
soyn show they can make somethin differnet,something new,not copy,original thing,