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Patent Reveals Google’s Plan To Bring Backside Controls To Future Devices

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Google has brought many great concepts to reality and an application published by the US Patent & Trademark Office, shows off Google’s invention of simple backside device touch controls. Apple introduced the idea of backside touch controls on tablets in a patent from 2006 and Google seems to have explored the idea in significantly more detail. It could eventually make its way to future devices such as phones, tablets, e-book readers, Chromebooks, and more. To make backside touch controls on devices more responsive, Google mentions there could be visual, audible, and/or tactile feedback to let the user know an action was completed. Google’s patent application was originally filed in Q3 2012 under serial number 593117.

Source: Patent Bolt

  • Benjamin Pavel

    Wasn’t this rumoured for mysterious Motorola X phone ?

    • Mike Stenger

      Not sure. All I know is it’s hard to believe the latest rumours considering the “leaked render” today was faked.

  • blah

    so no more cases ?

    • Mike Stenger

      That’s a good point. I’d say no unless you really didn’t use the backside controls.