McLaren aka Goldfinger, 3D Touch. Can WP finally leapfrog the competition?

| June 5, 2014 | 5 Replies

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Not one to be outdone by @evleak’s news, Daniel Rubino says he can add some more information regarding McLaren – Microsoft/Nokia’s next flagship.

Daniel confirms what @evleaks mentions regarding McLaren being available to the three US carriers at launch, T-Mob, Verizon and AT&T. It would be the first time such a hero device is simultaneously available.

In contrast to what Daniel says is a hack and a gimmick on the Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia/MS 3D touch isn’t simply the front facing camera but new dedicated hardware. Some proposed features maybe from Xbox/Kinect and includes APIs for gestures, side interactions and heatmaps.

Whether it would be a gimmick depends on how well it is implemented, both by MS and the developers. One particular cool feature Daniel mentions is something called ‘Mix View’.

E.G. Hovering over a tile, it wobbles. ‘Pressing down’ explodes the live tile to give additional info from up to 8 other live tiles. In my mind, that’s coming across slightly like fancy folders. I guess it adds to the whole live tile thing whereby actually physically touching it opens a particular action (be it the app or an action within the app).

With McLaren, Daniel gives us some hope that no longer will we be watching MS/WP as the Catchup OS. Goldfinger/McLaren might be the first Software/Hardware innovation to surpass the competition. But they’re not standing still either. Amazon in particular may be launching a new phone with 3D gestures too.

The last time Nokia fans saw something new and interesting in terms of interacting with the phone was with the Nokia N9.

Source: WPC

Cheers Alvester for the tip!


Category: Lumia, Nokia

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