The new Samsung Galaxy S II has an updated UI with TouchWiz 4.0, and one of the greatest, possibly craziest, features is the ‘motion-zoom’ functionality. Essentially, rather than pinch-zooming a webpage, you would place 2 finger tips somewhere on the screen and move the device physically away or towards you and the accelerometer will interpret that movement and either zoom in or out where your fingers were placed. The idea is actually genius, but whether we will use it is another story.
We are so used to pinch-zoom now, that this feature, although very cool and easy to grasp, may go unused by the masses. It’s sort of like when vehicle manufacturers began putting stereo controls on the steering wheels…I still reach for the actual stereo buttons on the dash. Have a look at the video below.