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- Unlock: Gripping the sides of the phone with all five fingers will unlike the screen.
- Back: Using two fingers to pinch the middle of each side at the same time would be equivalent to pushing the back button on the screen.
- Browser: Squeezing the top of each side would launch the phone's web browser.
- Search: While the browser is open, squeeze both the sides on the bottom to open a search bar.
- Camera: Squeezing the four corners would open the phone's camera.
While these would make it easier to control the phone with just one hand, a pressure sensor could introduce new problems. Would the phone know the difference between an intentional squeeze and pressure from say being in a pocket or just gripping the phone to hold it? It's possible that a pulsed grip could help detract from this problem. For example, two quick pulses could be used to unlock the phone, as opposed to a simple squeeze.
So why would something like the Grip UI be necessary on the market today? As larger screen phones gain popularity, like the Galaxy Note and Sharp's new 5-inch display, it becomes more difficult to perform scrolling functions that slimmer phones allow. By enabling sensors on the bezel of the phone, the user still has full function without losing grip. The Grip UI has no set introduction date to the market, but if it does eventually see a release, it could add a twist to future phone designs and looks.
Information courtesy of: tech fortune.cnn.com, extremetech.com
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