Samsung Galaxy S II to offer motion controls

Samsung Galaxy S II to offer motion controlsThe Samsung Galaxy S II will finally land in the UK on May 1. We first met the phone back at Mobile World Congress over two months ago, but the smartphone powerhouse still has a few last-minute tricks up its sleeve.

Not content with its dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4.3in display, 8MP camera and 1080p video recording, the Samsung Galaxy S II will also offer a range of intriguing motion controls.

A YouTube video posted by samsunghub shows the controls in action. First up is “Turn over”, which allows you to mute incoming calls by turning the phone face down.

“Tilt” allows you to zoom in and out by holding two fingers on the screen and tilting the Samsung Galaxy S II backwards and forwards, while “Panning” allows you to scroll left and right by waving the phone with one finger held down.

Finally, “Double tap” allows you to enter voice commands by, well, double-tapping the phone while it’s connected to a car dock, so you don’t have to take your hand off the wheel. For long.

Interesting stuff. The Samsung Galaxy S II is looking like an increasingly attractive prospect.

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robot1000  Apr. 17, 2011 at 01:14

Surely this kind of feature can be implemented with an app from the Android Market?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 17, 2011 at 12:45

That is the stupidest idea in a long time.
It is interesting that that sort of 'feature' counts as innovation, while most reviewers cannot get their heads around the great usefulness of usb-onthego... Oh no, let a phone on purpose act like a damaged accelerometer is going mental, and ooh, we call it a holiday. :p

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 18, 2011 at 10:52

Motion controls like flipping over to silence the mean like HTC have been doing since the original early 2010 Desire? What an original and amazing feature from Samsung....

reply1  Apr. 18, 2011 at 16:24

@matt101101 This feature goes back further than that - first I saw it was on my HTC Touch Diamond, back in 2007


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