Nokia Lumia Windows Phones getting hover interaction soon?

Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones getting hover interaction soon, at least according to a recent report, that is speculating on a couple of patents filed with the European Patent Office. To be more specific, we might be looking at hover-based text and/or object enlargement while reading or UI interaction, as well as handling of text input and icons (where you zoom in on hover and pan upon moving your hand).

Nokia is already using hover-interaction on phones running its Lumia Amber package, especially in the Glance Screen, where the device can be woken up from standby to display the time and battery status. Needless to say Samsung is already doing a great job at implementing gesture-based UI navigation on some of its phones and user interface elements (like in the album application), but we’re pretty curious to see how Nokia can implement this (without affecting battery life).

Source: Espacenet (1)(2)
Via: NPU

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