The display of high-end smartphones are getting bigger. Meanwhile a screen size of 5 inches in smartphones is already standard. To view stored photos and movies 5 inches are indeed great, but the one-handed operation of the smartphone is characterized almost impossible. Samsung has now filed a patent with the one handed smartphone operation soll.Seitdem make easier the Samsung Galaxy Note two years ago with its 5.3-inch display has revolutionized the market, a lot has changed: screen sizes of 5 inches are now standard on all high-end smartphones. The large displays have many advantages, but a particular disadvantage: The bigger they are, the harder they can be operated with one hand, with the thumb you simply can not get anywhere on the display. The Korean smartphone maker Samsung, which is responsible for the hype surrounding the giant displays, has now filed a patent which is intended to facilitate the operability of large displays with one hand.
For large smartphones Samsung has already introduced a feature that will help move the screen contents in the browser or in the keyboard on one side of the screen so that the user can reach them easily. but Samsung wants more: The recently published patent application describes the adaptation of the complete contents of a so-called “comfort zone”.
The “Comfort Zone” is the radius in which the thumb sweeps without problems across the screen. In this radius should then be placed and adjusted under certain circumstances, in their arrangement and form, according to the patent, the UI elements. A software is intended to recognize touches and gestures of the user in a specific area of the screen and then adjust the controls accordingly. It would be possible that this patent already, has application in the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5, whose launch is expected in the spring.
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