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Nokia lands patent for social network automatic sharing

updated 07:55 pm EDT, Tue April 10, 2012

Patent filed in the era of Symbian S60

Nokia has been granted a patent for technology that enables phones to automatically upload data to social networks. The patent describes a system that could be used to initiate automatic uploads whenever a user performs certain operations, such as changing a music track, capturing an image or video, accessing a website, or changing location.

In one possible embodiment, users could trigger the auto-sharing feature by pressing a dedicated input key. The controls would provide a way to separate private content from the data that a user plans to share with others.

The patent application, which was submitted in 2008, uses the Symbian S60 platform and Facebook as specific examples, however the descriptions leave open the possibility for the technology to be used in modern smartphones and with various social networks.

Nokia has yet to announce plans to implement the auto-sharing feature, though the company is only in the beginning stages of reworking its smartphone strategy through a partnership with Microsoft. [via Unwired View]








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