Friday February 17, 2012

Google Wins Slide-to-Unlock Patent

Hmmm, a slide-to-unlock patent? That patent sounds so familiar, I just can't put my finger on it (and slide).

Unlike typical unlocking mechanisms, which bring users back to the last screen they had opened before locking the device, Google's technology immediately brings users to their desired activity. Since Apple already owns a slide-to-unlock patent, it appears that added functionality might have been Google's way of securing this patent.