September 3, 2014

New Amazon smartphone rumors spell out gestures, tilting, and more

Amazon Smartphone

It seems the Amazon smartphone is getting yet more details in the latest leak and the 3D effects were just that start of Amazon’s plans to bring something new to an already crowded market.

Unsurprisingly, the Amazon smartphone will run a heavily customised version of Android just like their Kindle range, but will come packed with exclusive features not yet seen on a device of this sort.

The Amazon smartphone will feature four low-powered infrared cameras on the face of the device which will be used to track the users facial position in relation to the device. This will enable users to navigate through apps and integrate with the device in a way which has never been seen before.

Amazon plan on using this combination of hardware to build in a feature where you tilt the device to reveal additional information on the screen. This could include revealing labels beneath icons, Yelp ratings appearing on map searches, and IMDb ratings on top of movie thumbnails.

it seems like Amazon are certainly exploring the options of new ways of interacting with devices, and whilst it’s uncertain at this point just how novelty these new features will be, it certainly is interesting nonetheless.

SOURCE: BGR