Microsoft researchers have now focused on a new technology which is useful to operate the phone without touching it. If their attempts success, we can open and close the applications, browse the websites and adjust various settings on the phone without touching the phone.
Myself, I am already using the similar functionality with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, with the help of “Air View” gestures. Not only Samsung earlier Sony introduced similar technology with the name Floating Touch. But the technology Microsoft developing right now is completely innovative compared to any existing technology.
By using this latest technology if you want to get video controls just you need to hover your fingers, touching the phone is never required. Not only video controls you can select text in emails and SMS messages without touching the screen. While browsing the Internet hovering your fingers on any link will reveal the hyperlink behind it.
If this technology comes true, it will become more convenient to operate the phone without any fingerprints and greasy marks on the phone. Right now this concept is in the research phase, and it will take a lot of time to implement it in the smartphones.
Touchscreen technology didn’t changed since it’s arrival. Just we came across two major technologies called Resistive and Capacitive. Mobile manufacturers are trying to equip with a stronger screen which is damage proof. But with touch screen functionality, there has a lot of scopes to explore in the coming days. We can witness those changes.