Microsoft Shows Off Surface Phone 3D Touch Feature in a New Video
Microsoft appears to be going for a completely new approach for mobile devices here, something that will provide users with new and innovative ways to interact with mobile devices.
As Microsoft explains:
“Imagine a mobile device that intelligently anticipates your intended action even before you touch the screen. The research uses the phone’s ability to sense how you are gripping the device as well as when and where the fingers are approaching it.”
The company even has a video to demo this new feature, which does a good job showing how this technology adapts to how a user uses a phone:
An example would be during video playback, when simply moving your fingers towards the screen will reveal playback controls. Options are made available on the screen allowing for the possibility to pause or stop the video with just a single tap.
That’s obviously just one example of how this feature might work, but at this point in time this is essentially a project that Microsoft Research is working on.
If anything, initiatives centered around the 3D Touch technology have been in development stages at Redmond for a while now. However, considering how much we have heard about this feature recently, there is a solid chance that it may actually make it to the market in the near future.