Sony intros Touch Block feature to prevent unintentional touches

by XB on 2nd July 2013

in Applications, Xperia ZR


Touch BlockSony Mobile is rolling out a new feature to Xperia ZR (C550X) handsets called Touch Block. What this feature does is disable the touch screen to avoid unintended touches, such as under wet conditions. You can take calls as normal though as Touch Block doesn’t interfere here.

The app is currently in beta with version 0.1.A.1.0 released. There is also a Small App available for Touch Block to easily enable the feature. Sony may only be making this app available to water resistant handsets, although we’ll have to wait and see. See some screenshots of Touch Block below.

Sony Touch Block_1

Sony Touch Block_2

Via SECafe.vn.

  • dime

    Sony make believe ,just go on make sony’s factory better than Samsung :)

  • dm

    I think Z needs it more than ZR….

  • Abhay

    So thats why they are testing it first on ZR so that if the review goes well…. it will be there in Z in no time :)
    Also by the time the launch this in Z firmware they know the results from ZR.

  • rgsdg

    now you can take videos underwater without the camera app acting crazily

  • Mac

    Good one! Now give it 2 my Acro S in a new JB along with 2G network and non disabled keyboard after reboot!

  • HardyHarHar

    Nice sony! This is one feature touchscreen phones really need!

    Another feature we would also like to have is screen on thru touchscreen. How about that? Perhaps trigger a screen on when a gesture is done on screen or perhaps a number of taps on the screen to put it on?

  • HardyHarHar

    That way we won’t be breaking any power buttons with the constant pressing.

  • rgsdg

    no need for that. they designed their power button for repeated use. that’s why it’s prominent and made of metal. expect it to last long.

    but still i like that idea of not using the power button to wake the device up. it could be through shaking (by using the accelerometer)

  • APai

    how about preventing pocketcalls ? that would be a handy tool for the rest of us ! :)

  • kiikooo

    I was thinking the same thing. The xperia tablet Z has a double tap to wake up so hopefully it comes to the Z

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  • ayub407

    Good. Now can someone port this app to Xperia Z.

  • xer

    where is Xperia ZR?

  • Jhonbert Magana

    Same as the aqua mode of the S4 active. Just saying.

  • S4 active screen doesn’t even work when it’s wet (not underwater). Just saying

  • Dipz

    I have this on my Xperia SP :/

  • Rob

    Best. Feature. Ever.

  • ShariQ Ansari

    please share the link for apk

  • sony

    Good luck.sony

  • Babylonbwoy

    I you forgot that they made a GS4 waterproof just to copy Sony which make stuff waterproof for 20+ years now… It’s Walkman (remember the yellow one) birthday today!

  • Jhonbert Magana

    I expected this. I mean seriously, nothing to be butt hurt from what I said. I’m just another Sony fan saying that GS4 active has the same feature. Let’s just be happy that manufacturers are competing each other for the better future.

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  • Gaston

    Why don’t they roll out a jelly bean firmware for xperia s that isn’t a bugged pile of shit?

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  • Tony

    Will they make it available for Sony Xperia Go Handsets, plz post reply thnx.

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  • Naheel Lamborghini

    hi it looks nice….can any body give me the small app apk plz

  • Martin Ambre

    just installed on my acro s
    my fone became super awesome

    apk in http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2376305

  • Martin Ambre

    just tested it
    the touch buttons back, home and options arent disabling
    :(

  • Mac

    oh so it works, thanks man. just installed it as well. haven’t tried it under water yet tho. but yea it’s not so strange cuz ZR doesn’t have those off screen.

  • Martin Ambre

    Gr8
    We need to publish or promote this
    Also need.a.fix

  • aaa

    Great Think now the movie for my kiedy ar? “protestem” but one Think is bad, the info test the screen in bloczek is to big có? the Kids dont See the movie That is behid

  • Casey Byers

    A clamshell would solve this problem as long as you could still have it shut during phone calls. Its a good device otherwise. How could such an obvious design flaw escape qc?

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