Nokia to bring touchless zooming and panning to Lumias


Nokia already introduced  a hovering gesture to Lumia phones running the Amber update. The gesture is a simple pointing gesture where you point your finger close to the display to wake up the phone. However, Nokia are now taking hovering gestures to the next level. The company has patented two new ways for touchless interaction on Windows Phone devices, and it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise to find them hitting Lumia phones shortly.

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.
Source – Phone Arena

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