Glove mode demoed on the Xperia sola [Video]

by XB on 28th September 2012

in Featured Content, Firmware, Videos, Xperia sola


Being able to use gloves on a smartphone should be a feature in all phones, however this is a restriction of the capacitive display found in most Android smartphones that needs the electrons from your fingertips to operate. Sony has tweaked the floating display technology in the ICS update for the Xperia sola to enable what it is calling “Glove mode”. As the name suggests, you will be able to use any* gloves with the handset. The timing is spot on as we enter the winter months.

Once you update your Sony Xperia sola to ICS, ‘Glove mode’ will be enabled by default. If you unlock the phone with a glove, floating touch mode is disabled and normal touch is enabled. You will also see a cursor ring on the display so that you know where you are pressing. Glove mode is disabled if you unlock the handset with your bare finger. Sounds like a great update for Xperia sola owners.

*Yes we do mean any. Check out the video below, where they can even navigate the phone through boxing gloves!

With Glove mode enabled you will see a cursor ring to show you where you are pressing the screen

Glove mode demoed on the Xperia sola

Glove mode can be disabled in the settings menu

Glove mode demoed on the Xperia sola

Via Sony Mobile Developer Blog.

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