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DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING
APPLICATION FOR EXTERNAL ACCESSORY
IN WIRELESS TERMINAL
Publication Classi?cation
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(71) Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,
Sep. 11, 2014
Int. Cl.
H04M 1/725
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(2006.01)
LTD., Gyeonggi-do (KR)
CPC .... .. H04M1/72563 (2013.01); H04M1/72527
InventorSI Min-Ji KIM, Seoul (KR); Jill PARK,
USPC ........................................................ .. 455/557
(2013.01)
(72)
Gyeonggi-do (KR); Yong-S00 JEONG,
Seoul (KR)
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(73) Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,
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ABSTRACT
LTD., Gyeonggi-do (KR)
A method and device for providing an application for an
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external accessory in a Wireless terminal, by Which related
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applications corresponding to a type of an external accessory
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connected to a Wireless terminal can be displayed. Instead of
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ones for the external accessory, the invention causes them to
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Continuation of application No. 13/360,974, ?led on
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Foreign Application Priority Data
be displayed TO this end, the deVice in0111des a display unit
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DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING
APPLICATION FOR EXTERNAL ACCESSORY
IN WIRELESS TERMINAL
CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED
APPLICATIONS
[0001] The present application is a Continuation of US.
patent application Ser. No. 13/360,974 ?led on Jan. 30, 2012,
which claims the bene?t under 35 U.S.C. §119(a) of a Korean
Patent Application ?led in the Korean Intellectual Property
Of?ce on Apr. 28, 2011 and assigned Serial No. 10-2011
0040015, the entire disclosure of which is hereby incorpo
rated by reference in its entirety.
SUMMARY
[0012]
Accordingly, an exemplary aspect of the present
invention is to provide a device and method that permits
access to an application for an external accessory in a wireless
terminal in a far less-cumbersome manner than known here
tofore, by which related applications corresponding to a type
of an external accessory connected to a wireless terminal can
be displayed without having to sift through the plurality of
non-relevant applications. The access to the application may
be direct access. The relevant applications, which are also
referred to as “related applications” are suited to the particular
external accessory, meaning if there are applications that are
non-operable in conjunction with the external accessory, they
will not be displayed.
BACKGROUND
[0002]
1. Technical Field
[0003] The present disclosure relates to a method and
device for providing an application for an external accessory
in a wireless terminal. More particularly, the present disclo
[0013] Another exemplary aspect of the present invention
is to provide a device and method that permits access to an
application for an external accessory in a wireless terminal,
by which the wireless terminal can be connected to the exter
nal accessory through wired communication, wireless com
application for an external accessory in a wireless terminal in
munication, or augmented reality.
[0014] Yet another exemplary aspect of the present inven
which related applications can be displayed.
[0004] 2. Description of the Related Art
tion is to provide a device and method that permits access to
an application for an external accessory in a wireless termi
[0005]
nal, by which related applications for an external accessory
connected to the wireless terminal may be arranged and dis
sure is related to a method and a device for providing an
With recent developments in electronic engineering
and communication engineering, wireless terminals are now
equipped with more functions than known heretofore. In
played according to their priorities.
other words, as wireless communication and data processing
[0015]
technologies have rapidly developed, users of communica
is to provide a device and method that permits access to an
application for an external accessory in a wireless terminal,
by which a home screen can be displayed from among a
plurality of home screens of the wireless terminal, on which
related applications for an external accessory connected to
tion devices such as wireless terminal not only can access
voice communication, but can also access other functions
such as Internet services, video communication, and moving
picture message transmission, through such wireless termi
nals.
[0006]
With the widespread popularity of wireless termi
nals, a larger amount of communication occurs wirelessly
than ever known. In this regard, wireless terminals have been
recognized as becoming an indispensable communication
means for the modern life.
[0007] In line with the development of wireless terminals,
the development of services provided through the wireless
terminals and applications processed in the wireless terminals
are also increasing and becoming more diversi?ed.
[0008] At present, once an application is downloaded in a
A further exemplary aspect of the present invention
the wireless terminal are arranged according to their priori
ties.
[0016] Another exemplary aspect of the present invention
is to provide a device and method that permits access to an
application for an external accessory in a wireless terminal,
by which an environment of the wireless terminal can be
automatically reset according to a type of an external acces
sory connected to the wireless terminal
[0017]
According to an exemplary aspect of the present
invention, there is provided a device that permits access to an
application for an external accessory in a wireless terminal,
wireless terminal, the downloaded application is stored and
the device including a display unit for displaying related
displayed on a menu screen in an order in which it is down
applications for an external accessory connected to the wire
less terminal and a controller for sensing a particular type of
the external accessory connected to the wireless terminal and
loaded. This order may not be re?ective of a frequency of
usage.
[0009] A user of the wireless terminal selects a frequently
used application from among a plurality of applications cur
rently displayed on the menu screen, and moves the selected
application to a corresponding one of a plurality of home
screens of the wireless terminal to display the application on
the home screen.
[0010] In addition, to the wireless terminal may be con
nected to various external accessories, e.g., a vehicle cradle, a
keyboard, or the like.
[0011]
However, to use an application available according
extracting and displaying related-applications for the external
accessory.
[0018] According to even another exemplary aspect of the
present invention, there is provided a method that permits to
an application for an external accessory in a wireless termi
nal, the method including if an external accessory is con
nected to the wireless terminal, sensing a type of the external
accessory connected to the wireless terminal, and if the type
of the external accessory is sensed, extracting and displaying
related applications for the external accessory.
to a type of an external accessory connected to the wireless
terminal, the wireless terminal’s user has to inconveniently
search for the application available according to the type of
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
rality of home screens where a plurality of applications are
[0019] The above and other features and advantages of an
exemplary embodiment of the present invention will become
displayed.
more apparent to a person of ordinary skill in the art from the
the connected external accessory on a menu screen or a plu
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following detailed description taken in conjunction With the
accompanying drawings, in Which:
terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the
application used in connection of an external accessory to the
Wireless terminal and the frequency of use of the application
or applications.
[0030] Metadata of a related application may include infor
mation about a corresponding external accessory type and
information about a priority of the related application.
[0031] A controller 110 controls overall operation of the
Wireless terminal.
[0032] According to an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention; and
present invention, once an external accessory is connected to
[0022] FIG. 3A, FIG. 3B, and FIG. 3C are diagrams illus
trating an operation of automatically displaying a related
application corresponding to a type of an external accessory
the Wireless terminal, the controller 110 extracts related
applications corresponding to a type of the connected exter
in a Wireless terminal according to an exemplary embodiment
on a display unit 160.
[0020] FIG. 1 is a block diagram of a Wireless terminal
according to an exemplary embodiment of the present inven
tion;
[0021] FIG. 2 is a ?owchart illustrating an exemplary pro
cess of automatically displaying a related application corre
sponding to a type of an external accessory in a Wireless
of the present invention.
nal accessory and displays the extracted related applications
[0033]
According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 senses a type of an
DETAILED DESCRIPTION
[0023]
Hereinafter, an exemplary embodiment of the
external accessory connected to the Wireless terminal through
Wired communication, and extracts and displays related
applications corresponding to the sensed type of the external
present invention Will be described in detail With reference to
accessory.
the accompanying draWings. It should be noted that like sym
[0034] According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 searches for types of
(connectable) external accessories in the vicinity of the Wire
less terminal through Wireless communication (typically
bols indicate like components throughout the draWings.
[0024] FIG. 1 is a block diagram of a Wireless terminal
according to an exemplary embodiment of the present inven
tion.
[0025] Referring noW to FIG. 1, a Radio Frequency (RF)
unit 123 preferably performs a Wireless communication func
tion of the Wireless terminal. The RF unit 123 preferably
includes an RF transmitter for up-converting a frequency of a
through Wireless communication unit 180), displays the
found types of the external accessories adapted for coupling
thereWith, and couples any selected by the user from among
the found external accessories to the Wireless terminal.
down-converting the frequency of the received signal. The RF
[0035] According to an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 searches for types of
connectable external accessories in the vicinity of the Wire
less terminal in an augmented reality search mode, displays
Unit may, of course, include a transceiver. A data processor
the found types of the connectable external accessories on an
120 includes a transmitter for encoding and modulating the
transmission signal and a receiver for demodulating and
the user from among the found external accessories to the
decoding the received signal. In other words, the data proces
Wireless terminal.
sor 120 may include a modem and a codec. Herein, the codec
[0036] According to yet another exemplary embodiment of
the present invention, the controller 110 previously sets (i.e.
transmission signal and amplifying the transmitted signal and
an RF receiver for loW-noise amplifying a received signal and
includes a data codec for processing packet data and an audio
codec for processing an audio signal such as voice. An audio
processor 125 reproduces an audio signal being output from
the audio codec of the data processor 120 or transmits an
audio signal generated from a microphone to the audio codec
of the data processor 120.
[0026] A key input unit 127 preferably includes keys for
inputting numeric and character information and function
keys for setting various functions.
[0027] A memory 130, Which is a non-transitory machine
readable medium, includes program and data memories. The
program memory stores programs for controlling a general
operation of the Wireless terminal and a program for auto
matically displaying related applications corresponding to a
type of an external accessory connected to the Wireless ter
minal.
[0028] According to an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the memory 130 also stores a mapping
table Where each external accessory type and related applica
tions corresponding thereto are stored. The related applica
tions are stored according to their priorities. The priorities can
be a default and/or user-set.
[0029]
The related applications corresponding to each
external accessory type stored in the mapping table and the
augmented reality screen, and connects any type selected by
pre-sets) a related application for an external accessory by
storing an external accessory type corresponding to the
related application and a priority of the related application
through the mapping table stored in the memory 130 accord
ing to user’s manual setting. Information about the external
accessory type corresponding to the related application and
information about the priority of the related application may
be included in the metadata of the related application.
[0037] According to an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 stores an application
used during connection of an external accessory to the Wire
less terminal as a related application for the external acces
sory and stores a priority of the related application according
to the frequency of use of the related application for the
external accessory, through the mapping table stored in the
memory 130, by pre-setting the related application for the
external accessory. Information about the external accessory
type corresponding to the related application and information
about the priority of the related application may be included
in the metadata of the related application
[0038] According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 may arrange and display
the extracted related applications for the external accessory
priorities of the related applications may be set manually by
according to priorities previously set (i.e. pre-set priorities) of
user’s setting, or automatically according to a type of an
the related applications. In this case, the related applications
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may be displayed on a home screen Which is set by default
from among a plurality of home screens of the Wireless ter
minal.
[0046] An image processor 150 performs Image Signal
Processing (ISP) to display an image signal output from the
camera unit 140 on the display unit 160. The ISP executes
According to another exemplary embodiment of the
functions such as gamma correction, interpolation, space
present invention, the controller 110 may map each of the
conversion, image effect, image scale, Auto White Balance
(AWB), Auto Exposure (AE) and Auto Focus (AF). Thus, the
image processor 150 processes the image signal output from
[0039]
plurality of home screens of the Wireless terminal to a home
screen corresponding to an external accessory type to display
related applications for the external accessory on the corre
sponding home screen.
the camera unit 140 in the unit of a frame, and outputs frame
[0040]
Thus, the controller 110, by displaying a home
unit 160. The image processor 150 preferably includes an
screen corresponding to the type of the external accessory
connected to the Wireless terminal from among the plurality
of home screens of the Wireless terminal on the display unit
on the display unit 160 in a preset manner or restores the
160, may arrange and display the extracted related applica
tions for the external accessory on the home screen according
to previously set (i.e. pre-set) priorities of the related appli
cations.
[0041] According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 may perform edit func
tions such as deleting or adding an application during display
of the related applications corresponding to the type of the
connected accessory on the display unit 160.
[0042]
According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 automatically resets an
environment of the Wireless terminal according to the type of
the external accessory connected to the Wireless terminal. For
example, an environment of the Wireless terminal may be
automatically reset, such that if the Wireless terminal is con
nected to a vehicle cradle, a volume may be automatically
adjusted to a predetermined value or less, or if the Wireless
image data adaptively to the features and size of the display
image codec, and compresses the frame image data displayed
compressed frame image data to the original frame image
data. Herein, the image codec may be Joint Picture Experts
Group (JPEG) codec, Moving Picture Experts Group 4
(MPEG4) codec, or Wavelet codec. It is assumed that the
image processor 150 has an on screen display (OSD) func
tion. The image processor 150 may output OSD data accord
ing to the displayed picture size under the control of the
controller 110.
[0047]
The display unit 160 displays an image signal output
from the image processor 150 on the screen and displays user
data output from the controller 110. Herein, the display unit
160 may be a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), and in this case,
the display unit 160 may include an LCD controller, a
memory capable of storing image data, an LCD element, and
so on. Other types of thin ?lm technology displays and
hybrids thereof may be used, including but not limited to
Light-emitting diode (LED), organic light-emitting diode
(OLED), active-matrix organic light-emitting diode
(AMOLED), super-AMOLED etc. When the LCD is imple
terminal is connected to a media external accessory, a volume
mented With a touch screen, it may serve as an input unit. In
may be adjusted to a predetermined value or more or a manner
this case, on the display unit 160, keys such as the key input
unit 127 may be displayed.
mode may be sWitched to a ring mode. A type of the environ
ment of the Wireless terminal corresponding to the external
accessory type may be changed by user’s selection.
[0043] According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 may provide home
[0048] The display unit 160 preferably displays related
applications for an external accessory connected to the Wire
less terminal according to an embodiment of the present
invention.
screens on Which related applications corresponding to an
[0049] A Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver 170
external accessory type are displayed, according to user’s
selection, regardless of connection of an external accessory.
receives information about a current location of the Wireless
terminal An artisan should understand and appreciate that a
[0044] According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, When related applications for an external
system other than GPS may also be used With the presently
claimed invention.
accessory connected to the Wireless terminal on a correspond
[0050]
ing home screen of the display unit 160, the controller 110
communication With a connectable external accessory in the
may display related information for the displayed applica
vicinity of the Wireless terminal according to an exemplary
embodiment of the present invention.
[0051] With reference to FIGS. 2 through 3C, a detailed
description Will be made of an operation of providing a
related application corresponding to an external accessory
tions on a particular region of the home screen. For example,
When a vehicle cradle is connected to the Wireless terminal,
related information “in the car” may be displayed on a par
ticular region of a home screen on Which related applications
are displayed. The particular region can be user-designated
With an automatic default.
[0045] With continued reference to FIG. 1, a camera unit
140 captures an image, and may include a camera sensor for
converting an optical signal of the captured image into an
electrical signal, and a signal processor for converting an
The Wireless communication unit 180 performs
type in a Wireless terminal.
[0052] FIG. 2 is a ?owchart illustrating an exemplary pro
cess of automatically displaying a related application corre
sponding to external accessory type in a Wireless terminal,
according to an exemplary embodiment of the present inven
tion.
analog image signal of the image captured by the camera
[0053]
sensor into digital data. Herein, it is assumed that the camera
sensor comprises a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) sensor or
a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) sen
sor, and the signal processor may be implemented as a Digital
Signal Processor (DSP). In addition, the camera sensor and
the signal processor may be implemented as one integrated
unit or separately.
Will noW be described in detail With reference to FIGS. 2
The exemplary embodiment of the present invention
through 3C, in conjunction With FIG. 1.
[0054] Referring noW to FIG. 2, When an external accessory
is connected to the Wireless terminal, the controller 110
senses the connection in step 201, and determines a type of
the external accessory connected to the Wireless terminal in
step 202.
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[0055]
The external accessory may be connected to the
screens in step 204, the controller 110 may arrange and dis
wireless terminal through wired communication, wireless
communication, or augmented reality.
play the related applications according to the priorities of the
[0056] In the case where the connection is through wireless
communication, the controller 110 searches for the types of
connectable external accessories in the vicinity of the wire
less terminal, displays the found types of connectable exter
nal accessories on the display unit 160, and automatically
[0066] In addition, at step 204 the controller 110 may delete
an application selected by the user from among the displayed
connects the wireless terminal to an external accessory
selected by a user from among the displayed external acces
sories through wireless communication. The external acces
sory preferably includes a wireless communication unit for
wireless communication.
applications on the home screen.
related applications or add an application selected on a menu
screen or another home screen to the related applications for
the external accessory.
[0067] Moreover, at step 204, the controller 110 may dis
play related information for the displayed applications on a
particular region of the home screen where the related appli
cations are displayed. For example, when a vehicle cradle is
connected to the wireless terminal, a title related information
[0057] The external accessories displayed on the display
unit 160 may also be displayed together with images indicat
ing the external accessories and related information of the
terminal, a title related information “using keyboard” may be
external accessories.
[0058] In the case of augmented reality, during an aug
displayed on a particular region of a home screen.
[0068] When an external accessory is connected to the
mented reality search mode selected by the user, the control
wireless terminal, the controller 110 may automatically reset
ler 110 transmits current location information of the wireless
terminal to a particular server, which is received through the
GPS receiver 170, and the particular server stores a location
and information of an external accessory. Upon receiving
an environment of the wireless terminal according to a type of
the connected external accessory. For example, when a media
cradle is connected to the wireless terminal, an environment
of the wireless terminal may be automatically reset such that
a volume in the wireless terminal is adjusted to a predeter
types of external accessories located in the vicinity of the
wireless terminal and related information of the external
accessories from the particular server, the controller 110 dis
plays the external accessory types and the related information
on an augmented reality screen, and automatically connects
the wireless terminal to an external accessory selected by a
user from among the displayed external accessories through
wireless communication. The external accessory includes a
wireless communication unit for wireless communication.
[0059] The external accessories displayed on the aug
mented reality screen of the display unit 160 may be dis
played as images indicating the external accessories.
[0060] At step 203, once the type of the connected external
“using in the car” may be displayed on a particular region of
a home screen; when a keyboard is connected to the wireless
mined value or more, a manner mode is switched to a ring
mode, and the use of a battery is activated.
[0069]
When there is no connection of an external acces
sory to the wireless terminal, the controller 110 displays a
type of an external accessory through user’s selection of a
particular menu, and displays related information, latest use
information, and related applications of the external acces
sory selected by the user.
[0070] If there is no related application in the wireless
terminal when an external accessory is connected to the wire
less terminal, the controller 110 may sense the absence
thereof and display applications, which are not registered as
accessory is determined, the controller 110 extracts related
related applications among applications of the wireless ter
applications for the external accessory through a mapping
minal, or request download of a related application
[0071] FIGS. 3A and 3B are exemplary screen illustrations
table stored in the memory 130.
[0061] The mapping table stores external accessory types
and related applications corresponding thereto, in which the
related applications are stored according to their priorities.
While it is preferred to use a mapped table, an artisan should
understand and appreciate that the claimed invention can
function with other ways to store and retrieve the information.
[0062] The external accessory types and the related appli
cations corresponding to the external accessory types stored
in the mapping table may be set manually by user’s setting, or
automatically according to a type of an application used in
of an operation of automatically displaying a related applica
tion corresponding to an external accessory type in a wireless
terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention.
[0072] As shown in FIG. 3A, when a vehicle cradle 30011 is
coupled to a wireless terminal 100, on the display unit 160 of
the wireless terminal 100 may be displayed a home screen on
which related applications, which are available through con
nection of the vehicle cradle 30011, are arranged according to
their priorities. The related applications may be applications,
connection of an external accessory to the wireless terminal
such as a navigation application, a map application, a traf?c
and the frequency of use of the application.
[0063] At step 204, the controller 110 arranges the related
the applications on a default home screen among a plurality of
condition application, and so forth, which are frequently used
when the wireless terminal 100 is coupled to the vehicle
cradle 300a.
[0073] When the vehicle cradle 30011 is connected to the
wireless terminal 100, an environment (i.e. external indica
tions) of the wireless terminal 100 is reset according to the
connected vehicle cradle 30011. For example, a ring mode may
home screens.
be switched to a vibration mode, or a volume of a ring tone
[0065]
home screens of the wireless terminal to a home screen cor
may be reduced to a predetermined value or less, and a type of
the environment reset in the wireless terminal 100 may be
responding to an external accessory type to separately display
changed by user’s selection.
related applications for the external accessory on the corre
[0074] As shown in FIG. 3B, when a keyboard 30019 is
coupled to the wireless terminal 100, on the display unit 160
applications extracted in step 203 according to the priorities
of the applications and displays them on the display unit 160.
[0064]
In step 204, the controller 110 may arrange and
display the related applications according to the priorities of
The controller 110 maps each of the plurality of
sponding home screen. Thus, by displaying the home screen
mapped to the external accessory among the plurality of home
of the wireless terminal 100 may be displayed a home screen
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on which related-applications, which are available through
coupling of the keyboard 30019 to the wireless terminal, and
are arranged according to their priorities.
[0075] For example, when the keyboard 30019 is connected
to the wireless terminal 100, an environment of the wireless
terminal 100 is reset according to the connected keyboard
300b, and a type of the environment reset (i.e. external indi
cations reset) in the wireless terminal 100 may be changed by
user’s selection.
[0076] A person of ordinary skill in the art should under
stand and appreciate the terminology regarding an environ
ment of the wireless terminal being reset includes items such
as ring mode, volume change, display brightness, and/or a
small-capacity battery being activated for use with a particu
lar type of device comprising the external accessory.
[0077] As shown in FIG. 3C, when a media player 3000 is
connected to the wireless terminal 100, on the display unit
160 of the wireless terminal 100 may be displayed a home
screen on which related applications, which are available
through connection of the media player 3000, are arranged
according to their priorities.
[0078] When the media player 3000 is connected to the
wireless terminal 100, an environment of the wireless termi
nal 100 is reset (external indications or operation) according
to the coupled media player 3000. For example, a manner
mode may be switched to a ring mode, a volume may be
increased to a predetermined value or more, or a small-capac
ity battery may be activated for use. A type of the environ
mental reset in the wireless terminal 100 may be changed by
user’s selection.
[0079]
While related applications are displayed in the wire
less terminal when an external accessory such as a vehicle
cradle, a keyboard, or a media player is connected to the
wireless terminal in FIGS. 3A through 3C, the above-de
scribed operation of the present invention may be performed
through any external accessory connectable to the wireless
terminal, such as medical instrument, an exercise machine,
etc.
[0080] As can be seen from the foregoing description,
according to the method and device for providing a related
application for an external accessory in a wireless terminal,
only a related application for an external accessory connected
to the wireless terminal is automatically displayed, thereby
facilitating the use of the related application for the external
accessory.
[0081] While a detailed exemplary embodiment such as a
wireless terminal has been described in the present invention,
various changes may be made without departing from the
scope of the present invention. Accordingly, the scope of the
present invention should be de?ned by the claims and equiva
lents thereof, rather than the described exemplary embodi
ment.
[0082] The above-described methods according to the
present invention can be implemented in hardware, ?rmware
or via the execution of software or computer code that can be
stored in a recording medium such as a CD ROM, an RAM, a
?oppy disk, a hard disk, or a magneto-optical disk or com
puter code downloaded over a network originally stored on a
remote recording medium or a non-transitory machine read
able medium and to be stored on a local recording medium, so
that the methods described herein can be rendered in such
software that is stored on the recording medium using a
general purpose computer, or a special processor or in pro
grammable or dedicated hardware, such as anASlC or FPGA.
As would be understood in the art, the computer, the proces
sor, microprocessor controller or the programmable hardware
include memory components, e.g., RAM, ROM, Flash, etc.
that may store or receive software or computer code that when
accessed and executed by the computer, processor or hard
ware implement the processing methods described herein. In
addition, it would be recognized that when a general purpose
computer accesses code for implementing the processing
shown herein, the execution of the code transforms the gen
eral purpose computer into a special purpose computer for
executing the processing shown herein.
What is claimed is:
1. An apparatus comprising:
a memory to store ?rst information associated with a ?rst
home screen, and second information associated with a
second home screen; and
a controller operatively coupled with the memory, the con
troller con?gured to:
provide, via a display, the ?rst home screen using the ?rst
information based at least in part on a determination that
the apparatus is operatively coupled with a ?rst external
apparatus; and
provide, via the display, the second home screen using the
second information based at least in part on a determi
nation that the apparatus is operatively coupled with a
second external apparatus.
2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the ?rst external
apparatus comprises a vehicle, and wherein the ?rst home
screen comprises one or more applications related to the
vehicle.
3. The apparatus of claim 2, wherein the one or more
applications comprise at least one of a map application, a
traf?c application, a location based service application, or a
navigation application.
4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the second external
apparatus comprises an accessory related to media, and
wherein the second home screen comprises one or more
applications related to the accessory.
5. The apparatus of claim 4, wherein the one or more
applications comprise at least one of a broadcasting applica
tion, a video application, a music application, an image
viewer application, a media streaming service application, or
an education application.
6. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the ?rst external
apparatus comprises an input device to obtain a user input,
and wherein the ?rst home screen comprises one or more
applications related to the input device.
7. The apparatus of claim 6, wherein the one or more
applications comprise at least one of a text application, an
email application, a document application, a memo applica
tion, a message application, or a social network service appli
cation.
8. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein at least one of the ?rst
external apparatus or the second external apparatus is con?g
ured to be operatively coupled with the apparatus via a wire
less communication.
9. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the controller is con
?gured to:
provide, via a corresponding one of the ?rst home screen or
the second home screen, one or more applications
related to the ?rst external apparatus or the second exter
nal apparatus, respectively, based at least in part on use
information of the one or more applications.
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10. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the controller is
con?gured to:
provide, via a corresponding one of the ?rst home screen or
the second home screen, one or more applications
related to the ?rst external apparatus or the second exter
nal apparatus, respectively, based at least in part on
priorities of the one or more applications.
16. The method of claim 15, wherein the home screen is
selected further based on a determination that the external
device comprises a vehicle, and wherein the application com
prises at least one of a map application, a tra?ic application,
a location based service application, or a navigation applica
tion.
17. The method of claim 15, wherein the home screen is
selected further based on a determination that the external
11. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the controller is
con?gured to:
device comprises an accessory operable to play media, and
provide, via a corresponding one of the ?rst home screen or
the second home screen, at least one of an image or a text
wherein the application comprises at least one of a broadcast
ing application, a video application, a music application, an
indicating that the apparatus is operatively coupled with
image viewer application, a media streaming service appli
the ?rst external apparatus or the second external appa
cation, or an education application.
18. The method of claim 15, wherein the home screen is
selected further based on a determination that the external
device comprises an input device to obtain a user input, and
wherein the application comprises at least one of a text appli
cation, an email application, a document application, a memo
ratus, respectively.
12. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the controller is
con?gured to:
provide a ?rst application corresponding to the ?rst exter
nal apparatus as part of the ?rst home screen; and
provide a second application corresponding to the second
external apparatus as part of the second home screen.
13. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the controller is
con?gured to:
use a ?rst speci?ed setting for the apparatus based at least
in part on the determination that the apparatus is opera
tively coupled with the ?rst external apparatus; and
use a second speci?ed setting for the apparatus based at
least in part on the determination that the apparatus is
operatively coupled with the second external apparatus.
14. The apparatus of claim 13, wherein each of the ?rst
speci?ed setting and the second speci?ed setting comprises a
setting associated with at least one of a ring tone, a volume, a
battery, a vibration, a ring mode, or the display.
15. A method comprising:
identifying, at an electronic device operable to provide a
plurality of home screens, an external device operatively
coupled with the electronic device;
selecting a home screen from the plurality of home screens
based at least in part on a determination that the home
screen is mapped to the external device; and
displaying, via a display, the home screen including an
image corresponding to an application related to the
external device.
application, a message application, or a social network ser
vice application.
19. An apparatus comprising:
a memory to store information associated with a plurality
of home screens, the plurality of home screens including
a home screen mapped to at least one vehicle; and
a controller operatively coupled with the memory, the con
troller con?gured to:
identify a vehicle operatively coupled with the elec
tronic device;
select a home screen from the plurality of home screens
based at least in part on a determination that the home
screen is mapped to the vehicle; and
displaying, via a display, the home screen, including an
image corresponding to an application related to the
vehicle.
20. The apparatus of claim 19, wherein the controller is
con?gured to:
provide, via the display, a ?rst image or a ?rst text indicat
ing that the vehicle corresponds to a ?rst vehicle; and
provide, via the display, a second image or a second text
indicating that the vehicle corresponds to a second
vehicle.
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