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Samsung Galaxy S IV to introduce touchless gestures for screen navigation

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:30

Remember the "floating touch" tech on the Sony Xperia sola, that lets you hover your finger over the screen and select links or pictures in websites without actually touching the display..?

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posted on 07 Feb 2013, 19:17 3

125. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

Well said

Folks gatta be smarter to be able to use Smartphones.

I naver understand people who don't like extra features..so dumb

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:44 8

6. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

It actually addresses the problem where it's impossible to hover over a menu item on an website with normal touchscreens.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:31 2

120. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Yes this function among many. Like browsing with an S-Pen is more PC like. Being able to use drop downs, highlight, preview video portions on the play bar(like on YouTube on your PC). Sing hire Samsung already has the tech for this which is implemented within the S-Pen. So I can see how they would shift it to the s4 for the user without the pen.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:56

11. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

Unlike Apple fans we understand that one part of the year is winter and we wear gloves ;-)

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:06 5

17. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

That didn't make any sense..

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:09 2

22. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

then why didn't you buy a lumia 920?....... infact, the lumia 920's touchscreen is what you need for the winter,this new tech wouldn't be as useful as you are expecting it to be.......i like android, but your comment doesn't make sense...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:07 9

18. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

the point is this: samsung loves to copy and paste...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:15 9

45. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

It's AirView without S-Pen. Their technology, paid for it.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:03

109. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:38 10

3. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Sony! Time to sue Samsung!!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:49 9

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

no no dont sue em.......that would only distract sony from making better devices! but make it known who samsung gets some of its "ideas" from so these ignorant samsung fans cant have braggin rights like they think they have..... thats for sure

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:02 12

16. HouTexan (Posts: 446; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)

Every company gets ideas from each other, smart guy. smh You sound mighty bitter. You don't even know what Samsung's take on this technology will bring. Relax...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:09 8

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yea and you dont know me dude sorry if im exposeing your beloved company...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:16 9

27. HouTexan (Posts: 446; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)

You're not exposing anything, my good sir. And I'm not a fanboy of any company. You're just bitter about nothing. It'll be okay, lol.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:20 5

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

im not bitter about it but it does sound like you cant handle the TRUTH.......but "it'll be ok " lol cuz the truth dont care about how you feel to be honest with you...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:25 9

33. HouTexan (Posts: 446; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)

haha, I swear it'll be okay. You just have to relax.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:32 2

35. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

why relax now the truth makin you a bit insecure?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 12:05 6

82. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Haha he has always been bitter about Samsung's success, since Samsung is killing the competition with sony in front line.. But well, who cares.. Haters gonna hate anyway. =]

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 02:12

133. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

and potatoes gonna potate right?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:08 9

20. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

It sounds to me that while Sony did have a similar idea, Samsung seems to have taken a completely different approach, whereas Sony used the front camera to do gesture control, and Samsung, from what I understand, is taking a different approach that is more user and battery friendly.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:14 6

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

thats not the point .....the point is this is exactly what samsung has always done........they "look" around at whats going on and take others ideas and change it up a bit to make it not look like an EXACT copy.....in order to elude payin the consequences like they have with apple...........THATS THE POINT

Look we know everyone copies but its samsung fans that seem to be in denial about these things and they will lie about it just because samsung "gives them what they want"..............So its like they're saying we dont care HOW and why you do it ........as long as you give me what i want! ........and i think thats a bit selfish dont you?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:22 6

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

And the point is they had airview before sony...they where first to think on this...you are such a samsung hater...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:38

53. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

whats airview?.......and which phone does sony use that on?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:56 3

59. jstahl (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

So basically you don't know s**t about the competing phone, and you're writing all these dumb shiit here? You're giving bad name to true Sony loyals. You are not even Japanese, so go away idiot. You sound like Chinese. Go stick with Huawai or whatever junk they make.

Samcrap can have their airview feature. I'll stick with my Xperia Z. Case closed.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:10 1

64. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

seems to me like he cant tell me which phone sony uses to copy samsungs "air view" feature .........so it also seems to me like hes lying about sony copying in the first place

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 19:05

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

Hey you...I'm here...it's was night in my country so was sleeping....airview is basically the same thing like sony's floating touch but with spen...it has a wide range of functionality than sony's tech...it was another key point for note 2's success...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:57 6

60. iushnt (Posts: 2213; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Doesn't matter if someone copied from someone else but consumers want excellent features. Seems like s4 is gonna be a bomb.. And by the way air view is the technology that is used by spen on note 2 to hover on screen without touching... Samsung is trying to put this technology without spen and if it's true then we cannot call it a copy but it's just a development of their existing technology. PA played well to confuse users by including Sony here.. But I'll try to find out good if it's copied or not rather than being a fan boy like you.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:25 1

115. techtruth (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

you are such an idiot man.. airview is a feature that is available in all galaxy note devices.. sony got inspired from it and named it as ''floating touch''.... know your s**t before commenting troll!!!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 12:26

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

They haven't paid Apple yet. As for copying well improving upon competitor's idea is what lean manufacturing also talks :)

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 19:04

139. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

Last Time I checked that's how Innovation works if not we wouldn't even have smartphones at the level of excellence we have now

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