Microsoft’s next Windows Phone might get Kinect-like UI


Microsoft’s future flagship Windows Phone might wrap inside Kinect-like motion gestures. Sources for both WPCentral and The Verge claim that the device codenamed McLaren, will include “3D Touch” that will allow you to interact with games and application without touching at the screen. This device will also incorporate a giant camera.

McLaren will reportedly have number of sensors to enable motion gestures. It will react to your grip, and will let you see features ‘hidden’ inside a Live Tile (such as messaging in the Facebook app) by making a tapping motion that doesn’t touch the glass. Other features include answering calls by holding the phone to your ear, set the phone down on a table to enable speakerphone, hang up a call by placing it in your pocket, mute the phone when they are covered by a hand or held to a chest, and dismiss alerts by waving a hand in front of the screen.

The sides of the phone will be used to zoom the camera, by simply dragging your fingers along the side of the device. The company is also thinking of removing power button, so phone owners can simply grip their device to power it on. According to WPCentral, McLaren will be unveiled in November along with some third-party apps that use 3D Touch.

SOURCE: The VergeWPCentral

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