Enhancing character input in electronic device
Originating portfolio: TECH
Estimated expiration: 2026-Dec-04
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Initial bid date: 2018-May-01
Potentially relevant companies (1): Google Inc.
Products & technologies (1): User Interface:Keyboard
The invention relates to an electronic device and a method of enhancing character input in an electronic device comprising a set of keys. The method comprises associating a group of characters with at least one key; detecting repeated presses of a key; detecting whether the key has been touched continuously during the repeated presses of the key; and interpreting the characters corresponding to the key presses in the group of characters associated with the key on the basis of the detections.
1. A method, comprising:
associating a group of characters with at least one key;
detecting at least one press of a key;
detecting whether the key has been touched continuously; and
upon the detection of the absence of touch on the key determining the character to be input from the group of characters based on the number of key pressings while the key has been touched continuously.
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