As a recent Google patent application shows that the search giant aims to acquire some device-unlocking IP of its own – instead of following the suit that Apple is claiming on Samsung over its newest lawsuit battle, in which it alleges devices which infringe upon its slide-to-unlock patent.
The application titled “Input to Locked Computing Device” states:
The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving at a computing device that is in a locked state, one or more user inputs to unlock the device and to execute at least one command that is different from a command for unlocking the device. The method further includes executing in response to the user inputs to unlock the device an unlocking operation by the device to convert the device from a locked state to an unlocked state. The method further includes executing the at least one command in response to receiving the user inputs to execute the at least one command. The at least one command executes so that results of executing the at least one command are first displayed on the device to a user automatically after the device changes from the locked state to the unlocked state.
What sounds like it as of now is that it is so far just only an application that to be started but who knows when and how it will reach the Android’s additional courtroom arsenal – but for the time being it is too relevant to check out the app itself.
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