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Glove Mode makes the Sony Xperia sola perfect for cold weather climates

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Glove Mode makes the Sony Xperia sola perfect for cold weather climates
A few days ago, we told you that the Sony Xperia sola is getting updated to Android 4.0.4. At the same time, we also mentioned the new Glove Mode that owners of the phone will have to use. This works in combination with the "floating touch" technology on the phone and enables you to control on-screen functions even while wearing gloves. You might remember the older featurephones with resistive screens could work with gloves, but special gloves had to be used for models with a capacitive screen, like the one on the Sony Xperia sola.

The Sony Xperia sola

The Sony Xperia sola

Glove Mode automatically turns on when you unlock the handset wearing gloves, and the thickness of them won't deter you from using the screen. In Glove Mode, a cursor ring shows you where the touch is being registered by the screen and if you decide to take off the gloves, the screen will acknowledge it as a "normal" touch allowing you to continue without disabling the Glove Mode on the device.

For those in cold weather climates, where wearing gloves is common once the cold weather arrives, this could be the difference in doing more but answering a call while out and about. The technology involved is able to differentiate your finger inside the glove from the glove itself. Check out the video to see Glove Mode in action.

source: Sony via AndroidandMe

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posted on 30 Sep 2012, 22:52 21

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

Thats Innovation Apple!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 01:42 7

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Sony is a really good company from the not-so-distant past. I would really like to see them make a comeback. They haven't been doing well and are on the path like RIM's

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 23:24 12

2. Naitto (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

Apple will probably buy all the patents for gloves, and then if anyone is wearing them they won’t let them use that technology.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 00:14 3

3. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

will have to use it?
e-tip gloves

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 00:28 5

4. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

hmmm.. any other handsets with this feature?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 00:32 5

5. smallworld (Posts: 499; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Lumia 920's screen is amazing no more.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:10 4

10. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)

What lumia is doing here ?
Take your lumia somewhere else.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:39 6

13. smallworld (Posts: 499; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

My bad, I meant to say the lumia's screen got trolled by a mirdrange phone.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 00:36 3

6. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I want to see a demonstration of someone typing a message with gloves on before I'm impressed.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 01:36 5

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

good job sony, now stay on top of the update game and we should be climbing the latter faster than expected

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 02:33

9. FireDragon (Posts: 117; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)

I believe Sola was introduced with this technology and months old hands on videos did show the gloved hands using Sola touchscreen well.

I think the news here is about making it active automatically with the new update.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 03:10

11. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

So what would happen if you had ur finger on the screen and another finger with a glove on the screen at the same time hm

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 04:45

12. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

So it will be a battery drain as with the Nokia Lumia 920 written in this article?http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-920-sensitive-screen-might-be-a-battery-hog-the-way-Windows-Phone-manages-touch_id35040

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:40

14. sasanga (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


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