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Jelly Bean already works around Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Aug 2012, 20:08

A close examination of Apple's pinch to zoom patent shows that not only can it be worked around, but Google already has done so in Android 4.1...

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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:56 1

20. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

In a way...I took the side in that article about the case being won by Apple being a good thing for Android.

Even if it causes folks like Google and Samsung to think a lil bit differently....so be it. Samsung already have tilt the phone to swipe and zoom....just make the feature a major part of Touchwiz and keep it moving.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 22:04 5

21. Savage (unregistered)

Google really knows it's stuff. "We infringe on your patent? Watch how we work around it to give users similar experience." All that remains is for the Jelly Bean update to roll out ASAP.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:05 1

30. skymitch89 (Posts: 1362; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Funny you mention that this is a JB feature, my Evo Shift does the same thing with GB. I can scroll/move the page around and zoom at the same time by using 2 fingers that are moving,

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 03:03 2

51. bomariam1 (Posts: 43; Member since: 08 May 2012)

We have to stop Apple mafia from manipulating technology, they have to share it with other instead of stopping them.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 04:01 1

53. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I have a proposition for a whole new zooming in/out mechanism.
Here's hoping someone at Google is reading this:
Placing the whole tactile surface of the thumb on the screen initiates the zooming mode.
From there, moving the thumb up makes the content zooming in, moving down zooms it out.
Ta-da :)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 05:54

57. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

My motorola in androids head in that picture.....

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:44 2

58. Aeires (unregistered)

What's next, Samsung will release they are making their phones from the color #000001 instead of #000000?

And people who think patents are the answer to fixing all the problems are really not looking at the mess properly.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:45 1

61. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I'm confused here. I always zoom in Android by moving both fingers. I noticed keeping one still works too and on my Note some combinations actually cause my pictures in Gallery to rotate which is annoying. So, on an iPhone you only move one finger???

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:49 2

62. paulislegend (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

"As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."

-Benjamin Franklin

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 16:16

70. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

But i can already do that on Sony Xperia P on ICS -- ie zoom per google way on browsers.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 13:40

71. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

The wars will never end

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