The latest installment of Apple vs. Samsung saga sees Cupertino taking offense with the lockscreen on the Galaxy Nexus. The complaint, filed once again in Germany, is the first directed towards the Android 4.0 flagship device. The claim made is that the Galaxy Nexus infringes upon Apple’s own slide-to-unlock utility model.
FOSS Patent’s blogger Florian Mueller describes this utility model as a limited fast-track patent that companies are [Read More...]
Google has been granted a patent for its pattern gesture to unlock a phone. But Google, not satisfied with merely using facial recognition software for lock screens, also has plans to make gestures perform functions while the phone remains locked.
The United States Patent & Trademark Office granted Google a patent for its existing gesture unlock feature, but 9to5Google spotted that it also showed [Read More...]
Everyone likes to tweak their device a little, and one of the apps that can help you achieve some visual and functional tweaks is WidgetLocker Lockscreen. Having been updated to v2.2 — some new sliders have been added such as the ones from Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb and Sense 3 which can give your device lockscreen a whole new look. Some other additions came with the update as well as some bug [Read More...]
The new lockscreen put into HTC Sense 3+ is incredible. It’s one of the simplest changes that someone could make, but every time I see the HTC EVO 3D jump directly to a Phone, Mail, Camera, or SMS app, I get jealous for a brief moment. Then I remember that Android developers don’t let default features on a phone get in the way of [Read More...]