Samsung Galaxy II gyro-zoom videoed

By on March 29, 2011
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Users can zoom on web pages by just bringing the device closer to them.

So far, gyroscope has been relegated to being a simple mechanic in app store games or used unadvantageously in numerous camera applications. But Samsung Galaxy II is looking to change that. In its updated TouchWhiz 4 UI, Samsung has implemented a plethora of features that uses the gyroscope to its advantage.

For example, instead of the traditional pinch-to-zoom trick, users can simply move the device closer or farther to zoom in or out by holding two fingers on the touch. Users will also be able to switch home screens while adding widgets by moving the device left or right to flick between the panels.

It’s appealing for sure, but how many of us will use it on a regular basis? Click here to watch the video.


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