Touchscreens are pretty much a part of everybody’s lives nowadays, and Microsoft understands how increasingly important they have become. And despite having almost instantaneous response on iOS and Windows Phone devices, there still is a significant delay between our fingers touching the screen and it registering what happens on our current generation touchscreens. This leads to a poor experience especially on drawing apps or other apps that require users to manipulate on-screen objects with their fingers.

To prove how significant this delay is, Microsoft Research demonstrated a video clip showing the difference between touchscreen displays with 100ms, 50ms, 10ms and 1ms delay. We’re still a long way off from 1ms delay touchscreens, but when they do arrive, it’ll be a whole new smartphone/tablet experience. Check out the video above to see for yourself.

Filed in Concepts. Read more about Microsoft and touchscreen.

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