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Is “Airview” Coming to Lumia Devices

Hover-patent-imageIt has been reported by NPU the Nokia has two patents that are akin to “airview” on Samsung device where in the screen will sense your finger before you touch the screen and react accordingly.  I don’t think this would hard to pull off given the super sensitive touch screens already in place on most newer WP8 Lumia devices already. While the technical explanation is huge and long winded NPU summed it up nicely as follows:

  • Hover based Text / object enlargement while reading or UI interaction. The letter or part of the word you hover on will get enlarged making it easy to read. This will also help in rendering touch inputs more easily.
  • Hover base handling of text input and icons. There will be three modes while using the keyboard to input text and once hover is done, the user enters into Zoom-pan mode from normal mode, where the part of text under hover gets zoomed in and also the text panning takes place based on movement of the hand. As soon as one touches the screen the device enters into pointing mode and hover interaction ceases. It may make text input really a breeze.

If you want the long winded explanation you can click here and here. 

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