Advances in touch screens promise 1ms input lag instead of 100ms

By Rick
Mar 13, 2012
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  1. Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group has released a video which shows the company has been focusing efforts on reducing touch screen input lag. According to Microsoft, most touch-sensitive devices have a…

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  2. Not trying to be a buzzkill here, but imho the most important thing with smartphones right now is better batterylife.
  3. Maybe this isn't only for your smartphone, maybe it's for Computers in general since more and more items are leaning towards touchscreen interaction?
  4. vlad4861

    vlad4861 TS Rookie

    That's true...I would prob go back to video gaming if I could use an iPad as a joystick
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I'd say 95% of Android users would disagree. ;)
  6. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    Yep. Later in this Century most likely we will move away from touchscreens have have holographic tech, example Ironman when he is building his suit etc...

    Bit late, 1am so wont go in detail.
  7. i agree with 1st post, why are batteries getting ignored
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,681   +86

    +1 lawfer, no matter which droid I've tried it always suffer from stuttering/lag (or even mysterious reboots/crashes) at some point (including the dual core ones). No wonder so many custom rom chefs ditch Google's CPU rendering and incorporate 100% GPU rendering to speed things up..........
  9. Batteries? keh, what about wireless electricity.
    Now that would come out handy.
  10. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    Last time that was proposed it didn't turn out so well for Mr. Tesla (i think).
  11. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +41

    I'm pretty sure the stuttering you guys are talking about is not input lag, you're just looking for a better GPU.
  12. better battery life, +infinity

    I'm tired of charging my phone every single day! ...and I don't use it heavily; yes, wifi is always on (using wifi calling/texting), gps is always on, screen is set to bright...but if i didn't have these things on than WTF is the point of having a smart phone!?
  13. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Yea tesla tried that... wireless power towers. Was not successful.

    The main reason i bought the smartphone i did was because of the larger capacity batt. There was no way i was going to buy anything that i had to charge every 12 hours or so. It's 2012 there should be batteries that last a few days standard on all wireless devices.
  14. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Enthusiast Posts: 84   +12

    Somebody has been watching the show with the guy with large hair. :)
  15. On topic: This is freaking great.

    On my PSP at least, even with a new battery, playing a game on the brightest setting meant I had to recharge daily.

    The problem is that there's only so many amps that a lithium battery can hold, and that LCD screens tend to burn through them extremely fast. If you turned off your GPS/wifi/airplanemode and set your screen to the lowest visible brightness setting, you'd see a gigantic increase in battery life. Also remember that the single battery life claims are usually in cases where they don't push the system, as in, sitting on the home screen. Occasionally, if the numbers are good, they'll post the number of hours in-call, which is usually 2-4, or 5 for very large batteries. Remember the better your reception, the less power is being used to transmit, and the more battery life you have.

    Face the music, cheapen up your power usage, or buy more power such as batteries and portable rechargers.

    tl;dr the reality is that your battery has limits and your device is a power hog because of all the other features you bought it for. Buy extra batteries or a solar recharger.

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