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Google patent indicates Kinect-style camera gesture control

Patents have become the bane of the mobile industry as of late, but they're also one of the best ways to gauge where a company's going, or at least what they're investigating. The latest patent application to come out of Google centers on a series of finger motions above a smartphone, using the front-facing camera to interpret the user's intent. So, yeah, it's basically just like Microsoft's Kinect technology on a tiny scale. The patent is oh-so-creatively titled "Use camera to augment input for portable electronic device".

Pantech Vega LTE commercial shows off hands-free gesture controls [Video]

Who needs touchscreens and slide to unlock features says Pantech. This latest commercial shows just how 2010 touchscreens and slide to answer features really are because they have introduced hands-free gesture based controls for swiping through pictures and even answering phone calls. Apple may have recently received their patents for slide to unlock, but lets see how they take this newest video from Pantech. They are showing off their new 4.5" 4G LTE Android smartphone, enjoy the video after the break.

Android packing gesture controlled Smart TVs coming from Hisense and eyeSight

There are already a bunch of smart TVs on the market today. Smart TVs allow the user to access the internet for all sorts of things from streaming video content to social networking and for playing games. Typically, these smart TVs have operating systems that are not that interesting to geeks. Hisense and eyeSight have announced that they have a new smart TV that is powered by Android and has gesture control right out of the box.

Adobe Reader for Android

This is a rare occurrence, Adobe news for Android that is not Flash related. Although we all love having Flash on our devices, Adobe does have a few other good tools and one of which is Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is now available for Android. There are a few requirements to use this app, you need to be on Android 2.1 or greater and it has at least 256 MB of RAM and a 550 MHz and 4.3 MB of available disk space.
“Adobe Reader for Android offers multi-touch gestures, like pinch-and-zoom, as well as double-tap-zoom, flick-scrolling and panning. We’ve also added a reflow mode, which will take text-heavy documents with wide margins, and automatically wrap the content for easy viewing on smaller screens,” explains Adobe.
This app is by far the best PDF viewing solution available for Android. It’s even faster than HTC’s Quick Office app that some of you may be familiar with. This app allows you to open PDF files in the browser and the ones that have been sent to you in an email attachment. It also features advanced multi-touch gestures like Pinch zoom, Double tap Zoom, Flick scrolling & panning. Also, it auto fits PDF files to fit your screen. Scan the QR Code below and try it out for yourself.

Gesture Search Now Available For 1.6

Google announced today that it has added support for all Android devices running 1.6 or higher. Initially, this was only available to phones that has 2.0 and up leaving only two Android’s capable of using this new feature.

Google Gesture Search out for Android 2.x

Google has just released their gesture search application that we first saw demonstrated during last year’s Google I/O by Romain Guy. It was just a concept back then but now all Android users that have 2.0 or higher can now download this app from the market.
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