Microsoft shows how pre-touch would have worked on the Nokia McLaren

A new video showing Microsoft Research Pre-Touch technology has been released, showcasing what it's all about and how it would have worked on the cancelled Nokia McLaren. As noted by MSPU, the demonstration was presented during the CHI '16: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems earlier this year in May.

The presentation covers how Pre-Touch tech works, how users would have interacted with hardware and what this additional layer of interaction would have brought to the overall experience. Interestingly, we've yet to see anything of this sort make its way into a Microsoft smartphone, but we could still see something in future.

Would you like to see such a feature make its way to Windows 10 Mobile?

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.