Samsung Files A Horde of New Trademarks; One is Called 'Nudge' - Touchless Control Feature?

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Samsung recently filed for 11 new patents & trademarks at the USPTO. Most of these aren't terribly exciting as they are simply trademarks for a series of devices, like the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy E Series, and even some previously unknown Galaxy J Series (which are likely a new string of budget-friendly phones). Despite this horde of Trademarks, only one is worthy of mention.

Samsung has something coming called "Nudge" which seems to be some type of touchless control feature. Here's what the filing said about it, “software used for capturing gesture, facial, and voice recognition for the touchless control of other computer applications, computers, phones, smartwatches, and other mobile and multimedia devices.”

Insider's are speculating that this feature could actually show up in the Galaxy S6. What do you think? Does sound like an interesting new innovation or just more gimmicks from Sammy?

Here's a link to our Galaxy S6 section in the forum: Samsung Galaxy S6 General Discussions Android Forum at DroidForums.net

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This already exists. Unless I am misunderstanding the description.
 

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It's called Google Now. ;)

That along with Samsung Voice, Siri, Air View, the whole slew of gesture controls on the Samsung phones, etc.

I even have voice and gesture controls on my Samsung televisions
 
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This already exists. Unless I am misunderstanding the description.
Yup. You understood the description. Apparently, Samsung thinks their version can stand out.

Doubtful...
 
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They have to protect what they can. With all of the frivolous lawsuits always being thrown their way I'm surprised they haven't patented the word Smartphone.
 

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They have to protect what they can. With all of the frivolous lawsuits always being thrown their way I'm surprised they haven't patented the word Smartphone.
I'm all over that, thanks for the idea. Royalty checks forthcoming.

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Sounds like gestures to control OTHER devices. Watching tv, wave your hand to change the volume, wave another direction to change channels. I can see some utility in that - but are we getting to the point where we're too lazy to even press a button? I can see a commercial with a kid waving their hand over the "easy button" and wondering why nothing is happening.
 

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Sounds like gestures to control OTHER devices. Watching tv, wave your hand to change the volume, wave another direction to change channels. I can see some utility in that - but are we getting to the point where we're too lazy to even press a button? I can see a commercial with a kid waving their hand over the "easy button" and wondering why nothing is happening.

Both of my current Samsung televisions have voice and gesture controls.
 

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Both of my current Samsung televisions have voice and gesture controls.
My LG TV's do as well and I never use the feature. I never use it on my phones either.
 

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I use the voice control feature a lot. I also use my phone to turn off the televisions, see programming, etc. I don't like the remotes because they use swipe based gestures for scrolling, typing in numbers, pausing... It's just much faster and convenient to use whichever phone/tablet is nearby.
 

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I use the voice control feature a lot. I also use my phone to turn off the televisions, see programming, etc. I don't like the remotes because they use swipe based gestures for scrolling, typing in numbers, pausing... It's just much faster and convenient to use whichever phone/tablet is nearby.
My remote has a scroll wheel that's very easy to use. I also have a Logitech wireless KB, but must say I don't use it very often.
 

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Both of my current Samsung televisions have voice and gesture controls.

I don't know if my Sony does, but I use an a/v system so it wouldn't do me any good, anyway. Samsung was on to something with the infrared sensor on phones, but what they really needed was a radio transmitter.
 

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I preferred it when my television controlling app was wifi powered. Now I have to actually be in line of sight with the televisions. Before it didn't matter.
 
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