Future Windows Phone models might know where your fingers are going before they hit the glass
posted by Alan F. / May 05, 2016, 10:43 PM
With this information, the phone can use "pre-touch sensing" to figure out where you are going to press the screen before you even do it. You will be able to select text when typing, or press buttons without touching the glass. Websites could show links only once your fingers hover above the screen.
Unlike previous attempts at this type of feature, Microsoft expects its version to have many more capabilities than just scrolling up and down on a website. For example, while watching a video, you can cover the phone with your hands to call up the playback controls. If you're holding the phone with one hand while viewing the video, controls will appear on the side of the phone that you are holding.
Microsoft made a video of this feature last month. Even if this does make it past the prototype stage and becomes available on new Windows powered handsets, it probably won't be enough for Windows to pick up enough market share from Android and iOS to become a viable threat to either one.
source: MicrosoftResearch via TNW, Engadget
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Another day... Another gimmick... Typical Microsoft... Why did I fall in love with Windows Phone? My Lord, what I've done...
posted on May 05, 2016, 11:42 PM 1
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I do agree it is kinds of gimmicky. Also, how have you been using your Lumia? My 1520 got several update in the Insider program and the thing has been running much smoother and more stable. Really enjoy using it for web surfing and watching Youtube.
posted on May 06, 2016, 12:40 AM 0
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Nice! i predict android adopting this tech next year and apple adopting in the next 5 years lol. here i want to add more info that Some users prompted to uninstall Facebook Beta for Windows 10 Mobile http://goo.gl/n7OD3g. It's unclear how many users are seeing this prompt
posted on May 05, 2016, 11:43 PM 1
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Repost again PA? http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on May 06, 2016, 12:19 AM 4
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Anyways Windows 10 knows everything about you...
posted on May 06, 2016, 12:29 AM 2
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U mad? I can turn everything off. Spybot Anti-Beacon to the rescue.
posted on May 06, 2016, 12:35 AM 0
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I did turn everything off and install Spybot Anti-Beacon to make myself feel better. Microsoft Windows 10 is plain creepy, only one SSD is running it on my gaming notebook. The rest are Windows 8.1 their best OS next to Win7. And yes, those are been scan for known spyware patch update and with Spybot Anti-Beacon installed too.
posted on May 06, 2016, 1:45 AM 0
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Instead of Microsoft investing into R&D for gimmick technology can it please try to improve its OS and create hardware which has a meaningful purpose, such as effective cooling, excellent displays etc.?
posted on May 06, 2016, 12:44 AM 0
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2k display on par with any high end phone, liquid cooling...fast charging, biometric verification in an Iris scanner...OS which is the hardest to crack atm, with the ability to run TWO SEPERATE screens at once, not simply Mirror them, creating probably the best ecosystem to build apps in with universal apps and visual studio, able to use cordova, xarmin etc. Seriously only thing that kills MS, is the foot soldiers on the ground that are die hardon nut jobs, and devs not putting into a 3rd ecosystem atm.
posted on May 08, 2016, 12:22 PM 0
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Yeah I have that on my S5, it is called S View..
posted on May 06, 2016, 1:33 AM 0
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Though its useless, if it works very very well, it could be helpful. For example before your hands taps app drawer, ur phone can already process the stuff and it will surely make phones faster. It can do everything force touch does in opposite manner.
posted on May 06, 2016, 2:45 AM 0
But How long are we waiting now to open an app drawer?! 5mins?!! its of no use if we try to optimize the things which is practically non measurable in real life...!! How do we know that we saved a 0.3millisecs while opening an app drawer?! i know its just an example, but i dont think there would be a great potential on it... Somewhere it would be useful not to everyone!! i think its like a floating touch or air touch that samsung has introduced in its previous falgships!! that would be cooler than this mind reading tech!!
posted on May 06, 2016, 3:40 AM 0
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Excellent work. With such R&D exclusives their devices will be in my hands soon. Ps: dont mind the stock android fans with their infinite demand for featurless empty stock android and super computer processing power.
posted on May 06, 2016, 4:22 AM 0
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