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Google awarded patent for alternative unlocking patterns in Android

By Shawn Knight
Aug 6, 2013
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  1. Android users have enjoyed quick access to frequently-used apps via the lock screen for some time. This allows you to pop into any given app in a few taps as possible – granted you don’t have a pattern lock on...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    I always liked that way of unlocking.
     
  3. Dimitriid

    Dimitriid TS Rookie

    And what good will that do if Obama can just veto any injunction anyway provided it's against campaign contributors like Apple
     
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  4. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 981   +31

    Another bullshit patent. The patent system really needs to stop granting patents for UI design.
     
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  5. They didn't patent UI design, but a way how it unlocks.
     
  6. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 412   +106

    Another stupid patent. Don't act like its "okay" just because a company you like is doing it.

    I'd wager only about 10% of software patents that have been awarded in the last 20 years could actually be justified. The other 90% is just as ridiculous as Apple's swipe to unlock and this nonsense.
     
  7. NeurotechHD

    NeurotechHD TS Rookie Posts: 38   +13

    Not sure how Apple can lose its patent for Swipe To Unlock, then Google gets this patent confirmed. What is going on? I wish a tech website would investigate this as if they were journalists and explain what is happening here.
     


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