Windows 10 Mobile to have a one-handed mode similar to Apple's Reachability
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 17, 2015, 8:14 AM
Reachability regime. Microsoft's one-handed mode is evoked by pressing and holding the home key, and you can return to a full-screen mode by tapping on the black screen portion at the top, or just wait for the one-handed session to time out.This is why we are glad to report that there has been a new preview build of Windows 10 Mobile hitting developers' handsets, and, along with the obligatory bug-smashing, it introduces some intriguing new features that will likely make it into the final product. The one that caught our attention the most is an eventual one-handed mode for handsets with a 5-inch or above display. This new option slides down the whole interface to fit a much smaller area on the screen, allowing you to reach anything with one thumb in an easier manner, apparently similar to Apple's
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But since most of the latest lumia phones were entry level ones with screen size below 5", i don't think many people will use it,except lumia 1520 users
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 8:35 AM 0
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Entry level Lumia 535, Lumia 830, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520, Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL, Lumia 540. Entry, Mid-Range, and High End ones
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 9:00 AM 0
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Just give us Lumia 940. I want to have it as my first Windows phone. Snapdragon 808-805,3GB RAM, 5"-5.2" FullHD OLED display,24mp PireView with next generation OIS and 5mp camera, 6.5mm-8mm thinness, 2800+mAh battery, SD card slot. You will have my money!!
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 9:24 AM 0
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No thinness, the 930 is a beast, and its 9mm thickness is nothing. It actually feels so darn good to hold that when you hold anything else you feel like it will die on you. I have dropped it many times and it still going strong without a worry. I don't want a thin phone, I want a real phone. IMO that is.
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 12:20 PM 1
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One hand mode started in Chinese custom UI 2 years ago. I think Gionee Elife E7.
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 9:26 AM 0
Didn't samsung came out with the one-hand more before apple's reachability ? So why say reachability & not just one or single hand mode?
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 9:27 AM 8
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I think it's because just like in the iphone you use the home button to activate it, the content at the bottom just disappears and it's only to reaching the top, not the sides(correct me if i'm wrong). Samsung's one hand mode just shrinks the content but's that's more convenient at times.
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 10:03 AM 0
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