Microsoft has revealed another expansion to its suite of applications for their Windows Phone, and this one is solely accessible for its Lumia range. The new “Gestures Beta” application is intended to offer some additional comfort for Lumia users by giving them a chance to control certain features and functions without needing to touch the screen.

Variety Offered By “Gestures Beta” App Is Some How Limited:

The variety of functions that can be controlled thus is genuinely constrained, relating particularly to voice call control:

  • Answer an incoming call by picking the phone up and placing it against your ear
  • Silence your microphone during a call by placing the phone face-down on a flat surface
  • Switch an active call to speaker-mode by placing the phone face-up on a flat surface
  • Silence an incoming call ringer by flipping the device over with its display face-down

Obviously, none of these peculiarities are advancements in any sense, given that numerous phones have included such features for a long time. For sure, there were a couple of handsets back in the Windows Mobile days that offered flip-to-silence, and other comparative functions.

Regardless, Lumia users will probably welcome the expansion of this feature, regardless of the possibility that it is just accessible as a beta discharge currently. Keep in mind, however, that because of a limited cluster of available sensors, the Lumia 530, 630 and 635 don’t fully supports the “Gestures Beta” application.

Source: Microsoft