Google improving on Samsung and PA’s Pie-style menu?

Google improving on Samsung and PA’s Pie-style menu?

Looks like Google is working on multi-touch pie-style menus as they’ve just filed a patent on touch-screen radial menus.

Now, we’ve seen a lot of lead up to this in Android, with Samsung’s S-Pen menu options, Paranoid Android’s “Pie” navigation features, and even Google’s own AOSP browser’s “Quick controls” option (which I always loved, and kept me from migrating to Chrome for quite some time)

Here’s why I’m excited about this. Growing up watching movies with futuristic touch interfaces, I always wondered what inexplicable quality existing touch interfaces were missing that would just give them that futuristic feel, let’s have a look, shall we?

radial-menus

Now aside from the fact that most of these are transparent displays, what do you have? AWESOME radial menus, that’s what.

I leave you with this;

Minority_report_Touch-Screen

Let’s all take a moment to thank Google for working on bringing the futuristic interfaces from Minority Report to our Android powered devices.

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A lover of all things technological since he was young, Tony McAfee is now the Director of Customer Service for Swappa.com and loves to stay up to date with the latest technology. Usually teetering between leading and bleeding-edge.