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Google patents tip shearing, sliding, and squeezing for future smartphones

Recently discovered patents suggest that Google may be looking to make it easier for users to operate smartphones with only one hand. The patents, which were filed in Q2 2012,

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Google patents mutli-user face unlock, first step to multiple user accounts?

Back at the end of July we discovered some information on what could become multiple user accounts for Android devices. Now the pieces are beginning to come together, as Google has just

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Google patent hints at new location-aware features in Android

A newly uncovered patent application from 2011 suggests that Google may have some new location-aware features for future versions of Android.  Initially submitted in September, the patent looks to have