11 new Samsung trademarks include Nudge: new touchless control feature for the Samsung Galaxy S6?


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Samsung loaded the United States Patents and Trademark Office up with a whopping 11 new patents recently. Many of them aren’t interesting or new — particularly entrants from the recently-launched Galaxy A lineup, the rumored Samsung Galaxy E5 and E7, and the rumored Samsung Galaxy Grand Max — but there’s enough new here to pique our interests.

What we do get is a lineup of “J” smartphones that are numbered similarly to Samsung’s other lone letter lineups (Samsung Galaxy J3, J5 and J7), as well as a newly-revealed Samsung Galaxy E3 that could round out the E-series we’re expecting Samsung to introduce.

Beyond all that, there’s one interesting new trademark that caught our eye more than anything — Samsung Nudge. This particular trademark has a description that tells of “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.”

Unfortunately it doesn’t offer any more insight than that, though these trademarks often don’t. It sounds like Samsung could be whipping up a big new touchless control feature for a forthcoming TouchWiz upgrade.

The company already uses gestures and facial recognition to some degree in existing smartphones, and we all know about Samsung’s own take on Google Now and Siri commands with S Voice, but this trademark could signify we’ll see a robust new take on it that combines all three elements for a comprehensive touchless control experience rivaled only by Motorola. Should that happen we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung wants to highlight it as a centerpiece feature in their smartphones.

Will it be something we see introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress next month? Your guess is as good as ours, but we’ll be all ears to find out for ourselves once Samsung shows us their first goods for 2015.

Quentyn Kennemer
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. well i’ll give them this, they are making a LOT of moves. Where is that Samsung lover guy at to explain why this is going to be a game changer and make the world a better place? love that dude

    1. Don’t encourage him

    2. Richard Yarrell or whatever his name is? He makes me laugh.

      1. haha just like Samsungs sales record over the last year

        1. even though Samsung did not meet sales last year, they still sold more phones than any android oem by long shot.

          1. true. the sky is blue. clouds are white. 1+1=2. people poop. I can state facts too….oh another fact? Samsungs sales have fallen 38% in the past fiscal year.

          2. So? Wth has that to do with New features? Features that many other oem’s copy and suddenly Are the most innovative stuff…..My god, if you dont like it, dont buy it…..

          3. well, u are right. a lot of copying going on. I should not knock any thing when I would stick up for LG and Moto all day. i’m sorry

      2. Yarrell? That must make you Brother Numpsay.

  2. Samsung nudge? Do we really need more feature spam?

    1. If it works and is intuitive, it’s not spam.

  3. the whole answer and use your phone without touching it using only gestures is BS, never has it worked for me like the commercial made it out to be. Atleast they are trying though…maybe it will work this time?

  4. Six paragraphs of worthless information again.

    It might be there, they might be doing this, this is what it might look like.

  5. Fingers crossed that Samsung will someday add a feature that isn’t useless

    1. yes it’s called inovation none of the functionality of samsung products are useless

    2. Crawl from underneath the rock and see if you can use Multi-Window or Ultra Power Saving mode.

  6. i regret getting an iPhone 6, Even though Android doesnt get “updated” right away by handset OEMs, Android is still much more open and usable than iOS. Dear Samsung, hurry up and release the S6 so i can dump this iGarbage.

    1. iCannotWait, iDoNotLikeiOSLimitations, iWantABetterTW

      1. Yup that pretty much sums up how I feel :F

  7. Touchwiz. With all their controls like air commands and reading/scrolling while just looking at your face, they need to rebrand it Touchlesswiz.

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