HTC applies for patent that offers anti-shake for watching videos

HTC applies for patent that offers anti-shake for watching videos
Out to potentially solve an ailing problem when it comes to watching videos on the go, HTC has applied for a patent that looks to offer anti-shake capabilities to a handset. We know that it can become extremely difficult to watch one of your favorite movies during the long subway or car ride to work, but this software would make it just a tad bit easier to watch something on your mobile phone. Utilizing an accelerometer or other motion sensor on the phone, the software running would detect any movement on the phone when a video is playing and move it accordingly on the screen – basically it would look as though the image will always be stable. It definitely seems like a neat concept, but at least it won't be too strenuous on your eyes as you try to focus on what's playing on the screen.

source: USPTO via wmpoweruser



1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

WHOA.... be careful HTC, Apple may find out about this, then file their own patent and sue you for infringement. Because Apple is the only technology company in the world that ever innovates and everyone else is obvisously stealing their ideas. (HTC and Peter Chou)/10 > (Apple and Steve Jobs)*100

2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

HTC has been impressing me a lot lately.

3. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

Nice HTC!

4. uncman100

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

I knew it had to be a reason y i liked HTC, wow everybody stepping up these days!

5. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Im glad theyre developing this technology because everytime I hand someone my HD2 to demo the Transformers movies, they quiver and shake with excitment.

6. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

I'm not the most excited about this. for the most part i'm already watching a movie on a screen that's 3.7 inches, and in order for this technology to work i will have to reduce the size even more. It might be easier to focus on, however there will be an eye straing to see whats on your screen. Hopefully this gets implemented in tablets like the ipad and archos

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