Google patent filing tips an improved pattern unlock experience

Pattern UnlockDetails coming from the filing have this looking rather simple. Basically, it appears to be rather similar to the currently available pattern unlock setup. The difference here is that you will be able to switch up (or add-to) that pattern to go directly to an app. The provided artwork details a pattern unlock that is extended with an extra swipe up.

With that extra swipe up the user would be able to launch directly to the camera. While the process seems simple enough to understand, there are still some questions that remain. For one, we have to wonder if Google will allow users to set any app as the one to quick launch or if this will be limited to a select few. Given the current open feel of Android, we suspect the former.

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