We see interesting patent filings from Google every now and then, most of them are pretty forward-thinking ideas that we won’t see for a while. The next patent to add to that list is Google’s recent acquisition of the ability to interact with your phone by touching, tapping and sliding across the back of it.
Google mentions this new tech for only “simple controls” and demonstrates swiping to a new page in a document. Skipping to a new track on a song or disabling a notification would most likely be some of the first implementations of this patent if we ever see it in an Android device.
Think we could see this in a future Nexus device?