More of Samsung Galaxy S II’s Motion Gestures Shown Off [Video]


We already knew you could zoom in and out and flip from homescreen to homescreen by moving the phone on the new Samsung Galaxy S II, but we didn’t know there were two more motion-based gestures added into the mix. One simply allows you to silence an incoming call but putting your phone face down – this sort of thing is already possible on other phones through the use of Android market apps. Another allows you to double tap the top of your phone while in car mode to active voice actions, an accessibility feature that should make it even easier and safer to use your phone while your hands should be on the wheel. Check the quick video out above, courtesy of Samsung Hub.

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The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. hw much slow the samsung is ….HTC SENSE provide bettter and much more features….damn samsung!!

    1. Did you not see the benchmarks article? This phone blows away HTC and it’s chunky Sense.

  2. The SGS2 is starting to look better everyday.

  3. Sounds like a shopping mall during the Christmas season.

    Turn over is awesome and should be on all phones by now (great TP2 feature)
    Tilt, I’d rather pinch
    Pan, I’d rather swipe
    Double Tap, now I really like that as it eliminates the need for a button or to hold a button down to perform that action.

  4. While innovative and neat, I don’t see many of those gestures improving your overall experience. If anything, I think some of them just make things more difficult

  5. All the gestures come with the LG Optimus 2x already.
    The taps to the phone chassis move the cursor position (sidewards, up, down) or next/previous picture in the galery, while double taps trigger “next song” on music players.

    Double tap for voice input is a good idea though.

  6. Why am I not surprised. Samsung is the King of Gimmicks.

    At least this is a bit more useful than the stupid cube on the Behold II

  7. Aside from being able to zoom via your the viewing distance to and from your face, the rest of them seem like poor variations of options we already have, i’d rather just pinch to zoom or double tap zoom, or swipe from screen to screen. And HTC already has the turn the phone over to silence option.

  8. Why does Samsung always have these amazing phones that after a few months turn into steaming piles if shit? I just want them to update and fix their phones. Then Ill buy Samsung from then on, unless I really want some Cyanogen :)

  9. I could watch this alllllllll day……. *sigh*

  10. Okay, wait- those gestures are just plain stupid.

    +1 for thinking outside the box.
    -1 for making it harder to do simple things.

    1. I like the face down to reject a call feature. I would use that one! :)

  11. Is there one to get GPS to work? How about one to turn on a Notification LED? *sigh* I really do like Samsung, but they need to work on more important things such as what was mentioned above plus better battery life. Heck I can live with XDA supporting their phones…

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