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DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING
APPLICATION FOR EXTERNAL ACCESSORY
IN WIRELESS TERMINAL
(75) Inventors:
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Min-Ji KIM, Seoul (KR); Jin
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NOV. 1, 2012
Publication Classi?cation
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PARK, Gyeonggi-do (KR);
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Yong'soo JEONG’ Seoul (KR)
A method and device for providing an application for an
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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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ABSTRACT
external accessory in a Wireless terminal, by Which related
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sifting through applications or searching for the appropriate
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ones for the external accessory, the invention causes them to
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be displayed. To this end, the device includes a display unit
for displaying related applications for an external accessory
connected to the Wireless terminal and a controller for sensing
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Foreign Application Priority Data
a type of the external accessory connected to the Wireless
terminal and extracting and displaying related applications
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DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING
APPLICATION FOR EXTERNAL ACCESSORY
IN WIRELESS TERMINAL
access to an application for an external accessory in a Wireless
terminal in a far less-cumbersome manner than knoWn here
CLAIM OF PRIORITY
be displayed Without having to sift through the plurality of
[0001] This application claims the bene?t under 35 U.S.C.
§l 19(a) of a Korean Patent Application ?led in the Korean
Intellectual Property O?ice on Apr. 28, 2011 and assigned
Serial No. 10-201 1-0040015, the entire disclosure of Which is
non-relevant applications. The access to the application may
tofore, by Which related applications corresponding to a type
of an external accessory connected to a Wireless terminal can
hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.
[0002]
[0003]
Will not be displayed.
[0013] Another exemplary aspect of the present invention
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a method and device
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
for providing an application for an external accessory in a
related to a method and a device for providing an application
for an external accessory in a Wireless terminal in Which
related applications can be displayed.
[0004] 2. Description of the Related Art
[0005] With recent developments in electronic engineering
and communication engineering, Wireless terminals are noW
equipped With more functions than knoWn heretofore. In
other Words, as Wireless communication and data processing
technologies have rapidly developed, users of communica
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.
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
Wireless terminal, the doWnloaded application is stored and
displayed on a menu screen in an order in Which it is doWn
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]
non-operable in conjunction With the external accessory, they
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Wireless terminal. More particularly, the present invention is
[0006]
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
HoWever, to use an application available according
nal accessory through Wired communication, Wireless com
munication, or augmented reality.
[0014] Yet another exemplary aspect of the present inven
tion is to provide a device and method that permits access to
an application for an external accessory in a Wireless termi
nal, by Which related applications for an external accessory
connected to the Wireless terminal may be arranged and dis
played according to their priorities.
[0015]
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,
the device including a display unit for displaying related
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
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
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
terminal, the Wireless terminal’s user has to inconveniently
search for the application available according to the type of
A further 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 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
the connected external accessory on a menu screen or a plu
[0019] The above and other features and advantages of an
exemplary embodiment of the present invention Will become
rality of home screens Where a plurality of applications are
more apparent to a person of ordinary skill in the art from the
displayed.
folloWing detailed description taken in conjunction With the
accompanying draWings, in Which:
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
[0012]
Accordingly, an exemplary aspect of the present
invention is to provide a device and method that permits
[0020] FIG. 1 is a block diagram of a Wireless terminal
according to an exemplary embodiment of the present inven
tion;
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[0021] FIG. 2 is a ?owchart illustrating an exemplary pro
cess of automatically displaying a related application corre
[0031]
A controller 110 controls overall operation of the
sponding to a type of an external accessory in a Wireless
Wireless terminal
[0032] According to an exemplary embodiment of the
terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, once an external accessory is connected to
present invention; and
FIGS. 3A through 3C are diagrams illustrating an
the Wireless terminal, the controller 110 extracts related
applications corresponding to a type of the connected exter
operation of automatically displaying a related application
nal accessory and displays the extracted related applications
corresponding to a type of an external accessory in a Wireless
on a display unit 160.
[0022]
terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION
[0023]
Hereinafter, an exemplary embodiment of the
present invention Will be described in detail With reference to
the accompanying draWings. It should be noted that like sym
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
[0033]
According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 senses a type of an
external accessory connected to the Wireless terminal through
Wired communication, and extracts and displays related
applications corresponding to the sensed type of the external
accessory.
[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
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
decoding the received signal. In other Words, the data proces
the user from among the found external accessories to the
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.
includes an RF transmitter for up-converting a frequency of a
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
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.
the related applications. In this case, the related applications
may be displayed on a home screen Which is set by default
from among a plurality of home screens of the Wireless ter
minal.
[0039]
According to another exemplary embodiment of the
present invention, the controller 110 may map each of the
plurality of home screens of the Wireless terminal to a home
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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
image data adaptively to the features and siZe of the display
unit 160. The image processor 150 preferably includes an
Thus, the controller 110, by displaying a home
image codec, and compresses the frame image data displayed
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
Group (JPEG) codec, Moving Picture Experts Group 4
tions for the external accessory on the home screen according
(MPEG4) codec, or Wavelet codec. It is assumed that the
image processor 150 has an on screen display (OSD) func
[0040]
to previously set (ie 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
compressed frame image data to the original frame image
data. Herein, the image codec may be Joint Picture Experts
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
connected accessory on the display unit 160.
data output from the controller 110.
[0042]
[0048] Herein, the display unit 160 may be a Liquid Crystal
Display (LCD), and in this case, the display unit 160 may
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
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),
nected to a vehicle cradle, a volume may be automatically
adjusted to a predetermined value or less, or if the Wireless
organic light-emitting diode (OLED), active-matrix organic
light-emitting diode (AMOLED), super-AMOLED etc.
terminal is connected to a media external accessory, a volume
When the LCD is implemented With a touch screen, it may
serve as an input unit. In this case, on the display unit 160,
may be adjusted to a predetermined value or more or a manner
mode may be sWitched to a ring mode. A type of the environ
ment of the Wireless terminal corresponding to the external
keys such as the key input unit 127 may be displayed.
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
applications for an external accessory connected to the Wire
less terminal according to an embodiment of the present
invention.
[0049] The display unit 160 preferably displays related
screens on Which related applications corresponding to an
[0050] 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. A 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
[0051]
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.
[0052] 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.
[0053] 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
[0054]
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
[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
functions such as gamma correction, interpolation, space
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
The exemplary embodiment of the present invention
through 3C, in conjunction With FIG. 1.
[0055] 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.
[0056]
The external accessory may be connected to the
Wireless terminal through Wired communication, Wireless
communication, or augmented reality.
[0057] 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
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nal accessories on the display unit 160, and automatically
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.
[0058] 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
external accessories.
[0059] In the case of augmented reality, during an aug
mented reality search mode selected by the user, the control
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
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.
[0060] 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.
[0061] At step 203, once the type of the connected external
accessory is determined, the controller 110 extracts related
related applications or add an application selected on a menu
screen or another home screen to the related applications for
the external accessory.
[0068] 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
“using in the car” may be displayed on a particular region of
a home screen; When a keyboard is connected to the Wireless
terminal, a title related information “using keyboard” may be
displayed on a particular region of a home screen.
[0069] When an external accessory is connected to the
Wireless terminal, the controller 110 may automatically reset
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
mined value or more, a manner mode is sWitched to a ring
mode, and the use of a battery is activated.
[0070]
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.
[0071] 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
applications for the external accessory through a mapping
related applications among applications of the Wireless ter
table stored in the memory 130.
minal, or request doWnload of a related application.
[0072] FIGS. 3A and 3B are exemplary screen illustrations
[0062] 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.
[0063] 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
connection of an external accessory to the Wireless terminal
and the frequency of use of the application.
[0064] At step 204, the controller 110 arranges the related
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.
[0073] 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,
such as a navigation application, a map application, a traf?c
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.
[0074] 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
[0066]
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
[0075] 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.
[0065]
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
screens in step 204, the controller 110 may arrange and dis
play the related applications according to the priorities of the
applications on the home screen.
[0067] In addition, at step 204 the controller 110 may delete
an application selected by the user from among the displayed
of the Wireless terminal 100 may be displayed a home screen
on Which related-applications, Which are available through
coupling of the keyboard 30019 to the Wireless terminal, and
are arranged according to their priorities.
[0076] For example, When the keyboard 30019 is connected
to the Wireless terminal 100, an environment of the Wireless
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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.
[0077] 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.
[0078] 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.
[0079] 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
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. A device for providing an application for an external
accessory in a Wireless terminal, the device comprising:
a display unit that displays related-applications for an
external accessory coupled to the Wireless terminal; and
a controller that senses a type of the external accessory
coupled to the Wireless terminal and extracts and dis
plays related-applications for the external accessory on
the display of the Wireless terminal.
2. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller senses the
type of the external accessory coupled to the Wireless terminal
through Wired communication.
3. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller searches
for and displays a plurality of types of external accessories
found in the vicinity of the Wireless terminal and adapted for
ity battery may be activated for use. A type of the environ
mental reset in the Wireless terminal 100 may be changed by
coupling thereWith through Wireless communication, and the
user’s selection.
sory selected from among the found plurality of types of
external accessories.
4. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller searches
for and displays a plurality of types of external accessories
[0080]
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.
[0081] 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.
[0082] 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.
[0083] The above-described methods according to the
present invention can be implemented in hardWare, ?rmWare
or as 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 computer code
controller couples the Wireless terminal to an external acces
found in the vicinity of the Wireless terminal and adapted for
coupling thereWith on an augmented reality screen in an
augmented reality search mode, and the controller couples the
Wireless terminal to an external accessory selected from
among the found plurality of types of external accessories.
5. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller stores an
application used during coupling of the Wireless terminal to
an external accessory as a related-application for the external
accessory.
6. The device of claim 5, Wherein When storing the related
application for the external accessory, the controller addition
ally stores a priority of the related application according to a
frequency of use of the external accessory to pre-set the
related-application associated With the external accessory.
7. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller stores a
type of an external accessory and a priority for the related
application according to a manual setting, to pre-set the
related-application for the external accessory prior to cou
pling With the external accessory.
8. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller arranges an
order or position of display and displays the extracted related
applications for the external accessory according to priorities
of the extracted related-applications.
9. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller displays
doWnloaded over a netWork originally stored on a remote
from among a plurality of home screens, a home screen on
recording medium or a non-transitory machine readable
medium and to be stored on a local recording medium, so that
the methods described herein can be rendered in such soft
Ware that is stored on the recording medium using a general
purpose computer, or a special processor or in programmable
Which the extracted related-applications for the external
accessory are arranged and displayed according to priorities
of the applications.
be understood in the art, the computer, the processor, micro
processor controller or the programmable hardWare include
memory components, e.g., RAM, ROM, Flash, etc. that may
10. The device of claim 1, Wherein the controller automati
cally resets an environment comprising external indications
of the Wireless terminal according to a type of the external
accessory coupled to the Wireless terminal.
11. The device of claim 1, Wherein the external accessory
comprises a vehicle cradle and the related-application com
store or receive softWare or computer code that When
prises at least one of a map application, a traf?c condition
accessed and executed by the computer, processor or hard
application or a navigation application.
or dedicated hardWare, such as an ASIC or FPGA. As Would
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12. The device of claim 1, Wherein the external accessory
comprises a keyboard and the related-application are
the memory an application used during coupling of the Wire
extracted by the Wireless terminal coupling of the keyboard
for the external accessory and storing in the memory a priority
of the related-application according to the frequency of use of
the external accessory.
19. The method of claim 14, further comprising the con
With the Wireless terminal.
13. The method of claim 1 0, Wherein the external accessory
comprises a media player, and the environment being reset
includes at least one of a ring mode being set or unset, a
volume being increased to a predetermined value or more, or
a small-capacity battery being activated.
14. A method for providing an application for an external
accessory in a Wireless terminal, the method comprising:
if a controller of the Wireless terminal senses that an exter
nal accessory is coupled to the Wireless terminal, sensing
a particular type of device comprising the external
accessory is coupled to the Wireless terminal; and
if the particular type of device comprising the external
accessory is sensed, the controller extracting from a
memory coupled With the Wireless terminal and display
ing related-applications for the external accessory.
15. The method of claim 14, Wherein the Wireless terminal
is coupled to the external accessory through Wired commu
nication.
16. The method of claim 14, Wherein the sensing of the type
of the coupled external accessory comprises:
searching for and displaying types of external accessories
in the vicinity of the Wireless terminal adapted for cou
pling thereWith through Wireless terminal; and
coupling the Wireless terminal to an external accessory
selected from among the found types of external acces
sories.
17. The method of claim 14, Wherein the sensing of the type
of the coupled external accessory comprises:
searching for and displaying types of external accessories
in the vicinity of the Wireless terminal adapted for cou
less terminal to the external accessory as a related-application
troller pre-setting the related-application for the external
accessory by storing a particular type of device comprising
the external accessory and a priority for the related-applica
tion according to a manual setting.
20. The method of claim 14, Wherein the extracting and
displaying of the related-applications for the external acces
sory comprises arranging an order or position of display and
displaying the extracted related-applications for the external
accessory according to priorities of the applications.
21. The method of claim 14, Wherein the extracting and
displaying of the related applications for the external acces
sory comprises displaying from among a plurality of home
screens, a home screen on Which the extracted related-appli
cations for the external accessory are arranged according to
priorities of the applications.
22. The method of claim 14, further comprising automati
cally resetting an environment comprising external indica
tions being changed or activated of the Wireless terminal
according to the particular type of device comprising the
external accessory coupled to the Wireless terminal.
23. The method of claim 14, Wherein the particular type of
device comprising the external accessory is a vehicle cradle
and the related-application comprises at least one of a map
application, a traffic condition application or a navigation
application.
24. The method of claim 14, Wherein the particular type of
device comprising the external accessory is a keyboard and
one or more related-applications are extracted by the Wireless
terminal by coupling of the keyboard With the Wireless ter
pling thereWith on an augmented reality screen in an
minal.
augmented reality search mode; and
25. The method of claim 22, Wherein the particular type of
device comprises a media player, and the environment being
coupling the Wireless terminal to an external accessory
selected from among the found types of external acces
sories.
18. The method of claim 14, further comprising the con
troller pre-setting the related-application for the particular
type of device comprising the external accessory by storing in
reset includes at least one of a ring mode being set or unset, a
volume being increased to a predetermined value or more, or
a small-capacity battery being activated.
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