Google are certainly moving forward and making strides in the “Patent Wars” lately with news hitting quite a bit of Patents purchased, looked at and also filled themselves, well here is another one of those news pieces and it’s a new patent filled by Google.
The patent? Well it’s a proposed gesture system that seemingly could be making it’s way to Chrome for Android in the near future. It was filled back in Q3 2011 and the gesture system acts as a simplified search method via gestures for content online.
All you have to do is draw a “g” on the screen and further “lasso” the content you wish to search. To look a multiple items and content then you can move from item to item, simply circle the content and when you life it will be entered and ready to be at your disposal.
Gesture based apps are already on Android and it’s certainly not an alien concept in the world of smartphones, especially as it’s browser based we already have Dolphin for example with gesture features, away from browsers a whole host of apps in the market are gesture based as well.
It’s down to the USTPO to approve this and who knows when that could happen as they tend to take forever. With Chrome for Android now here and evolving, would you like to see this in the next implementation of Android said to be called “Jelly Bean” or maybe the following “K” lettered dessert flavour in 2012?
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Source: Patently Apple