Bear in mind when Microsoft got us all salivating with a proof-of-concept demo that took touchscreen lag from 100ms to 1ms? Well, Redmond is safeguarding the product of its tireless study by obtaining a patent. The claim focuses heavily on the use of a predictive system that takes an informed guess as to where you’re going to move next, and does some serious preprocessing to minimize lag. The result is a soft moving UI, so long as you do not amaze the predictive algorithms. Do something totally unanticipated and all those preloaded animations have to be flushed, leading to some graphical stutter. We wouldn’t get too energized simply yet, however, the broad patent, appears like it’s a long means out from landing in a smartphone or tablet. The clip we saw in March (rooted after the break) is little even more than a white splotch that follows your finger. However, if also some of this tech makes into future Windows products, anticipate your touchscreen experience to be a much smoother one.
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