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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, 09:16 6

26. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

the point is that Sammy never bring new ideas. they copied S-voice from Siri, lots of patents from apple and now its Sony's time.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:51 5

58. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Yeah samsung copies like everyone does, but they also bring innovation. They make there hi end phones top of the line. Bringing the latest software and features. Samsung is doing something good to the consumer.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:12 3

66. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yea ok like taking credit for what has already been around?? thats doing the consumers good right? lying to them and THEMSELVES is doing them good right?

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:28 2

135. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

The consumer dont care if samsung took the idea of the other company. People in general only care how well integrated the phone is . In my opinion samsung is the only one stepping out the woods with their software. trust me I would like to see sony succeed this year. Sony needs to focus in their software to make an impact.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 12:14 6

84. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Oh yeah like the smart features; smart stay, smart rotation, pop-up play, pop-up browser, multi-windows and so on.. From which company did they copy these? LMAO! Keep on hating, it's making Samsung even more popular.. =]

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 13:16 1

97. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

its too deep to uncover all that stuff but im gonna bet they were "inspired" by somone else there too

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 14:43 5

105. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Biased and bitter as always.. Try yoga, it helps.. =]

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 22:20 1

131. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

Samsung may have taken a page out of Motorola's book by taking features like smart actions and Motocast and improving upon them. Truly innovative technology is far and few between nowadays most companies utilize what's already there and put their spin on it. I am an unbiased phone guy but have seen enough to know that technologies are just being shuffled by diff. companies & not creating new technologies.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 12:59 2

94. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

And Apple bought Siri, dumbed it down and threw it on the iPhone as a buggy beta, because they knew about Project Majel. So what?

Apple saw that the Android notification shade was much superior to their own implementation, so they copied it.

Thats how competition works. If you see a product feature that is better than yours, you try top outdo it. Everyone had similar features, especially when the public clamors for said feature.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 14:41 1

103. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Don't try to reason with biased haters, it's like playing chess with pigeons. They tend to willingly forget that the GSII had vlingo voice command well before apple launch siri as their own.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:29 3

50. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:38 2

54. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

It doesnt even have a front camera.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:44

76. ubuntu (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

My Sony Vaio has :D

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 13:03 3

96. sonyisdead (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

Sony phones are terrible. It's sony who tries to copy samsung. Samsung makes a big phone, sony follows. Samsung releases galasy s2, sony makes every one of their phones look like s2. Lmao retards

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:46 9

7. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

what a beast!!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:55 12

10. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

It would be extremely easy for Samsung to incorporate these gestures into the Galaxy S4. On my Galaxy Note 2 with the stylus these features and overall ability are pc like. Nobody beats Samsung in the software and features solutions on smartphones period. The Galaxy S4 will be a very cool device bound to have something extremely special to separate from the upcoming 2013 handsets.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:27

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

i hope that the s4 doesn't come with cheap materials......and making a metallic phone would be extremely easy as well, they have already made the ativ......they should make a metallic gaaxy s4 with good design and they should also make it dust, water proof...if they do that, then it will be more popular than any other android phone in the market.....it will rule the market until the note III is released...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 13:00

95. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Metal will increase the weight while possibly interfering with the signal. Kevlar or carbon fiber would be better.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:23

137. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I personally don't care if they stick with polycarbonate, just as long as they give it a matte finish and/or make it unibody. It's just the glossy finish and flimsy battery door on the GS3 and Note II that make it look cheap.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:56 1

12. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Apple patented 100 years ago so don't use it.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:59 10

13. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

Sony is about to release a pahablet with active stilus and what? Should we blame Sony for taking some obvious and commonly useful features? Stop bashing Sammy for coping. The good painter is the painter who makes perfect reproductions. Sammy opened a whole new market of phablets, let's do it the Apple way - patents on size and shape? Is that good?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:01 9

15. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

haha, Sony copying Sammy?? you kidding??
don't you remember Sony P series with stylus?
where was samsung that time?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:44 7

38. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

THANK YOU MY GOOOOOD FRIEND! thats all i have to say....but noitce one thing......look at how many red thumbs are given to you........a clear indication of how many samsung fans are but hurt behind that simple fact alone

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:09 7

42. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

Firstly, Apple killed that kind of stylus and sammy has brought from the dead, Secondly that stylus was not active and it was like a simple stick. Don't even compare it to sPen.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:43 2

55. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

when did apple have a stylus?

it was a simple stick? really? so you mean you couldnt do nothing with it on the phone?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:10 4

65. iushnt (Posts: 2263; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Can I ask you a question? Which of the following case makes you much happier? :
1. When someone says I love Sony.
2. When someone says I hate samsung.

Just curious lol..

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:14 2

67. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

neither.....one that says ..........i love whats RIGHT! regardless if its sony or samsung!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:41 3

75. iushnt (Posts: 2263; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

My friends keep arguing between apple and samsung. I tell them that we buy any other product easily but why the hell are cell phones taken with so importance.. They say it's a game, like ManU and Chelsea.. No body is innocent but it's fun to be a fan. Strange... I hope this fan boy era of smart phone ends soon.. Apple and samsung don't deserve this much hype just because they made phones. I hope e everyone become neutral and realize that there are other things in life too which are much more important than being a fan boy to a particular phone manufacturer..

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:19 5

70. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

You don't even know about Job's statement "who wants a stylus"? He banned them! Misunderstanding.
Second question. It could sound pretty obvious, but Yes p1's stylus was nothing but a stick! Because you could replace it with keys or nails. A lot of companies provided their winmobile phones with styluses not only sony.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:27 3

72. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Sorry i cant trust anything jobs came up with or said.....after photos where uncovered that apple took design q's from Sonys older phones!

Second answer: does it matter if it was a simple stylus that couldnt do what samsungs copy stylus can do? or does it matter that the IDEA came BEFORE samsung?

I dont care if they copied or not......i only care about people that dont like to give credit where credit IS DUE!

just cuz you took something that was already around and made it "revolutionary" does not mean YOU CREATED IT!

the concept was still there before you came around and if that simple concept wasnt THERE in the FIRST PLACE!........where would samsung be? what credit would they have to boast about?

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