Amazon phone

Because swiping is too simple and gestures have already come and gone, Amazon's upcoming (but still unannounced) smartphone will rely heavily on tilt features to interact with its user interface, according to BGR. No new images of the UI were shown, but BGR references a number of use cases — and that traditional menu buttons aren't even a part of apps. This ... should be interesting.

Source: BGR

There are 21 comments

Zig261 says:

So Amazon's Project Tango?

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someguy01234 says:

You can't use BGR as a source, even if it's true. That's like using Wikipedia as a source, go sit in the corner!

Zig261 says:

This. BGR is well known as the Fox News of tech sites. I would never cite those morons.

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I would equate BGR more with MSNBC. At least Fox News is (mostly) truthful in their reporting.

Got Nexus?

VJKotts says:

lol at Fox News is truthful

Well, at least its not as bad as those liberal sites who say us conservatives are out to 'destroy' the earth with our 'backwards' thinking.

Got Nexus?

TenshiNo says:

All news sites suffer from the rush to be first, rather than worrying about whether or not they are correct these days. You can find half a dozen examples for any news agency with a few minutes of Google search.

Let's not start a political argument here, though.

bangishotyou says:

Well, it's not that "liberal sites" are saying that. It's that a handful of very vocal conservatives seem to take great pleasure in putting forth their own brand of "intelligence" and "education". io9 recently had a new writer come aboard and his very first post was basically, "Holy crap! Can you believe the things said at the following meeting by a number of conservatives?!" He then did nothing but list exact quotes.

"Backwards" thinking would be putting it mildly.

Yes, there are idiots across the board on all sides, but none so bad as on the conservative side. And really, the fact that you put "Fox News is (mostly) truthful in their reporting" and likely meant that worries me. I'm neither liberal nor conservative, but I think it goes without saying that Fox News is as far from truthful as you can get.

Faux news truthful in their reporting? Lol.

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vtpmt81 says:

A phone isn't a pinball machine. 'Tilting' the phone as a primary way to get it to respond is a terrible idea. How does it respond when it is laying on a table?

Devlyn16 says:

Or holding your phone while riding in a a car on a bumpy road.

Do you have to navigate a virtual marble through a maze to select apps, without the ball falling through a hole?

Jonneh says:

I give this comment 325238881 and a half cookies!

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MarkSeven says:

Lol probably

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hmmm says:

I don't think this is what anyone had in mind when they said the Amazon UI on their devices isn't very good.

someguy01234 says:

You look like the dude that post in OnePlus forum.

Doesn't sound enjoyable to use at all.

Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.

get back to me when they come up with a way for my brain to directly control smartphones.

bergeronjc says:

If you can't figure out how tilting to do stuff works without having to ask someone it will not be successful. However I do not count out Amazon even if their first phone is not successful. They'll just keep plugging away until they get something the masses like.

one80oneday says:

NOPE! Those cams are for gestures like leap motion.

Joel E says:


Posted from my caseless GS5. Because I believe in myself.