(19)
(11)EP 3 115 878 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
07.03.2018 Bulletin 2018/10

(21)Application number: 16174689.6

(22)Date of filing:  16.06.2016
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G06F 3/0484  (2013.01)
G06F 1/32  (2006.01)

(54)

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

MOBILES ENDGERÄT UND VERFAHREN ZUR STEUERUNG DAVON

TERMINAL MOBILE ET SON PROCÉDÉ DE COMMANDE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 08.07.2015 KR 20150097360

(43)Date of publication of application:
11.01.2017 Bulletin 2017/02

(73)Proprietor: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul 07336 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • KONG, Daejin
    06772 Seoul (KR)
  • YI, Suhjin
    06772 Seoul (KR)
  • JUNG, Juhyun
    06772 Seoul (KR)
  • JANG, Yujune
    06772 Seoul (KR)

(74)Representative: Frenkel, Matthias Alexander 
Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff Patentanwälte PartG mbB Schweigerstrasse 2
81541 München
81541 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
US-A1- 2006 285 677
US-A1- 2014 015 743
US-A1- 2014 320 425
US-A1- 2011 022 203
US-A1- 2014 059 494
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


    1. Field of the Invention



    [0001] The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal including a display unit composed of a plurality of areas and a method for controlling the mobile terminal.

    2. Description of the Conventional Art



    [0002] As a mobile terminal has enhanced functions and reinforced multimedia functions, the size of a display unit becomes larger, and the image quality of the display unit becomes higher as high resolution. Therefore, a large amount of power is consumed in driving the display unit of the mobile terminal.

    [0003] In general, if a display unit is activated, the entire screen of the display unit is activated, and hence almost constant power is always consumed. Therefore, as the time for which the display unit is left in the activated state increases, the power consumption of a battery increases.

    [0004] In addition, there exist needs to execute different replay files according to kinds of external devices connected to a terminal. However, a replay file which is being executed is currently reproduced regardless of the kind of external device connected to the terminal.

    [0005] US 2014/059494 A1 discloses a method for providing a list of customized applications depending on the external device connected to a mobile device.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



    [0006] Therefore, an aspect of the detailed description is to provide a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same, which can independently activate a portion of a display unit according to a user's demand, thereby reducing power consumption.

    [0007] Another aspect of the detailed description is to provide a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same, which can selectively activate and operate a partial area in a single display unit composed of a main area and an extension area.

    [0008] Still another aspect of the detailed description is to provide a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same, in which when the mobile terminal is connected to an external device, a list of replay files which were executed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the external device can be activated and output in an extension area of a display unit.

    [0009] To achieve these and other advantages and in accordance with the purpose of this specification, as embodied and broadly described herein, a mobile terminal includes: a display unit configured to include a first area and a second area formed to extend in at least one direction of the first area; a wireless communication unit configured to transmit/receive signals of an external device; and a controller configured to output, in the second area, visual information corresponding to at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the external device, based on that the mobile terminal is connected to the external device when the first area and the second area are non-activated, and control execution of the at least one replay file, based on a predetermined touch input is applied to the second area.

    [0010] To achieve these and other advantages and in accordance with the purpose of this specification, as embodied and broadly described herein, a method for controlling a mobile terminal includes: (a) outputting, in a second area formed to extend in at least one direction of a first area, visual information corresponding to at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to an external device, based on that the mobile terminal is connected to the external device when the first area and the second area are non-activated; and (b) controlling executing of the at least one replay file, based on that a predetermined touch input is applied to the second area.

    [0011] Further scope of applicability of the present application will become more apparent from the detailed description given hereinafter. However, it should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the disclosure, are given by way of illustration only, since various changes and modifications within the scope of the appended claims will become apparent to those skilled in the art from the detailed description.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING



    [0012] The accompanying drawings, which are included to provide a further understanding of the disclosure and are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate exemplary embodiments and together with the description serve to explain the principles of the disclosure.

    [0013] In the drawings:

    FIG. 1A is a block diagram illustrating a mobile terminal according to an embodiment;

    FIGS. 1B and 1C are conceptual views illustrating an example of the mobile terminal viewed in different directions according to the embodiment;

    FIG. 2 is a conceptual view illustrating an example of the mobile terminal viewed from the front according to the embodiment;

    FIGS. 3A and 3B are front views illustrating a light guide plate and light sources, which constitute a display unit in the mobile terminal according to the embodiment;

    FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate IC circuits for controlling main and auxiliary light sources;

    FIGS. 6 and 7 are views illustrating waveforms of signals applied to a liquid crystal panel of the mobile terminal according to the embodiment;

    FIG. 8 is a flowchart illustrating a control method of the mobile terminal according to the embodiment;

    FIG. 9 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a replay list executed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to a Bluetooth device of a vehicle is output;

    FIG. 10 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a recent replay list is output;

    FIG. 11 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a previously set replay list is output;

    FIG. 12 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which replay files included in a replay list are edited;

    FIG. 13 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment of a user interface output when the mobile terminal is connected to another external device;

    FIG. 14 is a conceptual view illustrating another embodiment of the user interface output when the mobile terminal is connected to another external device;

    FIG. 15 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which the replay of a music file is controlled by entering into a music control mode;

    FIG. 16 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a music file being currently replayed is registered as a preferred music genre;

    FIG. 17 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a music file being currently replayed is deleted from a corresponding relay list;

    FIG. 18 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a seek bar of a music file being currently replayed is executed; and

    FIG. 19 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which the music control mode is released.


    DETAINED DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS



    [0014] Description will now be given in detail according to embodiments disclosed herein, with reference to the accompanying drawings. For the sake of brief description with reference to the drawings, the same or equivalent components may be provided with the same or similar reference numbers, and description thereof will not be repeated. In general, a suffix such as "module" and "unit" may be used to refer to elements or components. Use of such a suffix herein is merely intended to facilitate description of the specification, and the suffix itself is not intended to give any special meaning or function. The accompanying drawings are used to help easily understand various technical features and it should be understood that the embodiments presented herein are not limited by the accompanying drawings. As such, the present disclosure should be construed to extend to any alterations, equivalents and substitutes in addition to those which are particularly set out in the accompanying drawings.

    [0015] Mobile terminals presented herein may be implemented using a variety of different types of terminals. Examples of such terminals include cellular phones, smart phones, user equipment, laptop computers, digital broadcast terminals, personal digital assistants (PDAs), portable multimedia players (PMPs), navigators, portable computers (PCs), slate PCs, tablet PCs, ultra books, wearable devices (for example, smart watches, smart glasses, head mounted displays (HMDs)), and the like.

    [0016] By way of non-limiting example only, further description will be made with reference to particular types of mobile terminals. However, such teachings apply equally to other types of terminals, such as those types noted above. In addition, these teachings may also be applied to stationary terminals such as digital TV, desktop computers, and the like.

    [0017] Reference is now made to FIGS. 1A-1C, where FIG. 1A is a block diagram of a mobile terminal in accordance with the present disclosure, and FIGS. 1B and 1C are conceptual views of one example of the mobile terminal, viewed from different directions.

    [0018] The mobile terminal 100 is shown having components such as a wireless communication unit 110, an input unit 120, a sensing unit 140, an output unit 150, an interface unit 160, a memory 170, a controller 180, and a power supply unit 190. Implementing all of the illustrated components is not a requirement, and that greater or fewer components may alternatively be implemented.

    [0019] Referring now to FIG. 1A, the mobile terminal 100 is shown having wireless communication unit 110 configured with several commonly implemented components. For instance, the wireless communication unit 110 typically includes one or more components which permit wireless communication between the mobile terminal 100 and a wireless communication system or network within which the mobile terminal is located.

    [0020] The wireless communication unit 110 typically includes one or more modules which permit communications such as wireless communications between the mobile terminal 100 and a wireless communication system, communications between the mobile terminal 100 and another mobile terminal, communications between the mobile terminal 100 and an external server. Further, the wireless communication unit 110 typically includes one or more modules which connect the mobile terminal 100 to one or more networks.

    [0021] To facilitate such communications, the wireless communication unit 110 includes one or more of a broadcast receiving module 111, a mobile communication module 112, a wireless Internet module 113, a short-range communication module 114, and a location information module 115.

    [0022] The input unit 120 includes a camera 121 for obtaining images or video, a microphone 122, which is one type of audio input device for inputting an audio signal, and a user input unit 123 (for example, a touch key, a push key, a mechanical key, a soft key, and the like) for allowing a user to input information. Data (for example, audio, video, image, and the like) is obtained by the input unit 120 and may be analyzed and processed by controller 180 according to device parameters, user commands, and combinations thereof.

    [0023] The sensing unit 140 is typically implemented using one or more sensors configured to sense internal information of the mobile terminal, the surrounding environment of the mobile terminal, user information, and the like. For example, in FIG. 1A, the sensing unit 140 is shown having a proximity sensor 141 and an illumination sensor 142.

    [0024] If desired, the sensing unit 140 may alternatively or additionally include other types of sensors or devices, such as a touch sensor, an acceleration sensor, a magnetic sensor, a G-sensor, a gyroscope sensor, a motion sensor, an RGB sensor, an infrared (IR) sensor, a finger scan sensor, a ultrasonic sensor, an optical sensor (for example, camera 121), a microphone 122, a battery gauge, an environment sensor (for example, a barometer, a hygrometer, a thermometer, a radiation detection sensor, a thermal sensor, and a gas sensor, among others), and a chemical sensor (for example, an electronic nose, a health care sensor, a biometric sensor, and the like), to name a few. The mobile terminal 100 may be configured to utilize information obtained from sensing unit 140, and in particular, information obtained from one or more sensors of the sensing unit 140, and combinations thereof.

    [0025] The output unit 150 is typically configured to output various types of information, such as audio, video, tactile output, and the like. The output unit 150 is shown having a display unit 151, an audio output module 152, a haptic module 153, and an optical output module 154.

    [0026] The display unit 151 may have an inter-layered structure or an integrated structure with a touch sensor in order to facilitate a touch screen. The touch screen may provide an output interface between the mobile terminal 100 and a user, as well as function as the user input unit 123 which provides an input interface between the mobile terminal 100 and the user.

    [0027] The interface unit 160 serves as an interface with various types of external devices that can be coupled to the mobile terminal 100. The interface unit 160, for example, may include any of wired or wireless ports, external power supply ports, wired or wireless data ports, memory card ports, ports for connecting a device having an identification module, audio input/output (I/O) ports, video I/O ports, earphone ports, and the like. In some cases, the mobile terminal 100 may perform assorted control functions associated with a connected external device, in response to the external device being connected to the interface unit 160.

    [0028] The memory 170 is typically implemented to store data to support various functions or features of the mobile terminal 100. For instance, the memory 170 may be configured to store application programs executed in the mobile terminal 100, data or instructions for operations of the mobile terminal 100, and the like. Some of these application programs may be downloaded from an external server via wireless communication. Other application programs may be installed within the mobile terminal 100 at time of manufacturing or shipping, which is typically the case for basic functions of the mobile terminal 100 (for example, receiving a call, placing a call, receiving a message, sending a message, and the like). It is common for application programs to be stored in the memory 170, installed in the mobile terminal 100, and executed by the controller 180 to perform an operation (or function) for the mobile terminal 100.

    [0029] The controller 180 typically functions to control overall operation of the mobile terminal 100, in addition to the operations associated with the application programs. The controller 180 can provide or process information or functions appropriate for a user by processing signals, data, information and the like, which are input or output by the various components depicted in Fig. 1A, or activating application programs stored in the memory 170. As one example, the controller 180 controls some or all of the components illustrated in FIGS. 1A-1C according to the execution of an application program that have been stored in the memory 170.

    [0030] The power supply unit 190 can be configured to receive external power or provide internal power in order to supply appropriate power required for operating elements and components included in the mobile terminal 100. The power supply unit 190 may include a battery, and the battery may be configured to be embedded in the terminal body, or configured to be detachable from the terminal body.

    [0031] At least some of the above components may operate in a cooperating manner, so as to implement an operation or a control method for a glass type terminal according to various embodiments to be explained later. The operation or the control method for the glass type terminal may be implemented on the glass type terminal by driving at least one application program stored in the memory 170.

    [0032] FIG. 2 is a conceptual view illustrating an example of the mobile terminal viewed from the front according to the embodiment. As shown in FIG. 2, the mobile terminal according to the embodiment includes at least one display area independently activated (driven) in one display unit (or display panel) 200, thereby forming a window 200a. The display unit 200 has a different structure from the display unit 151 of which all areas are simultaneously activated/non-activated in terms that a partial area is independently activated/non-activated.

    [0033] That is, the display unit 200 according to the embodiment has a structure in which one side of the display unit 151 shown in FIG. 1B extends in a predetermined direction, e.g., an upper direction. In FIG. 2, only the example in which one side of the display unit extends in the upper direction has been disclosed for convenience of illustration. However, the present disclosure is not limited thereto, and one side of the display unit may extend in a left, right, or lower direction.

    [0034] In the display unit 200, a first area 201 as a main area corresponds to the display unit 151 of FIG. 1B, and a second area 202 corresponds to an extension area. The two areas 201 and 202 may be independently controlled by the controller 180. The extension area 202 has different shape and size from the main area 201. Thus, in the present disclosure, one of the two areas 201 and 202 is selectively activated if necessary, thereby reducing power consumption.

    [0035] General image information may be displayed in the main area 201, and the occurrence of an event or a status bar may be displayed in the extension area 202. Also, additional information may be displayed in the extension area 202 according to the type of an application displayed in the main area 201. Particularly, when the main area 201 is in a non-activated state (off state), status information may be displayed in the extension area 202. When the main area 201 is in an activated state (on state), the status information is displayed at an upper portion of the main area 201.

    [0036] Thus, the main area 201 is non-activated when a user does not use the mobile terminal, and when the extension area 202 is controlled to be activated, the user can identify a status of the mobile terminal or a newly occurring event through the extension area 202.

    [0037] The extension area 202, as shown in this figure, may be formed to have a lateral or longitudinal length smaller than or equal to that of the main area 201. In the present disclosure, the case where the lateral length of the extension area 202 is smaller than that of the main area 201 will be described as an example. In this instance, the camera 121, the proximity sensor 141, and the illumination sensor 142, which are located at the upper bezel of the display unit 151 in FIG. 1B, may be disposed at a left side of the extension area 202 as shown in FIG. 2.

    [0038] When the lateral length of the extension area 202 is formed smaller than that of the main area 201, at least one side of the extension area 201 may be formed as one of a straight line, an inclined surface, and a curved surface. In FIG. 3, the one side of the extension area 202 forms an inclined surface.

    [0039] The display unit 200 as a display panel is generally divided into a liquid crystal panel and a backlight unit. The backlight unit uniformly provides light emitted from a light source in the front direction of the display unit 200, and includes a light source, a light guide plate, a polarizing plate, a diffusion plate, and a reflection plate.

    [0040] FIGS. 3A and 3B are front views illustrating a light guide plate and light sources, which constitute the display unit 200 in the mobile terminal according to the embodiment. As shown in FIG. 3A, light sources 227 and 228 are disposed at sides of a light guide plate 225 to supply light to the sides of the light guide plate 225, and the light guide plate 225 diffuses the light supplied from the light sources 227 and 228 by using total reflection in the light guide plate 225. The total reflection refers to a phenomenon in which light is emitted from the light guide plate 225 only when the light is incident within a critical angle. When light incident at the critical angle or more through a side of the light guide plate 225 is totally reflected and diffused inside the light guide plate 225 and then curved at an angle within the critical angle, the light is emitted from the light guide plate 225. In FIG. 3A, the main and auxiliary light sources 227 and 228 and the light guide plate 225 are illustrated.

    [0041] Unlike the conventional art, the backlight unit of the present disclosure supplies light to the light guide plate 225 through light sources located in two directions. For example, a plurality of main light sources 227 arranged in parallel along a first side 225a may uniformly supply light to the whole of the light guide plate 225. The auxiliary light source 228 located at a second side 225b perpendicular to the first side 225a of the light guide plate 225 may supply light to a portion of the light guide plate 225.

    [0042] The main light source 227 and the auxiliary light source 228 are independently driven, so that it is possible to control only the auxiliary light source 228 to be turned on in a state in the main light source 227 is turned off.

    [0043] FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate IC circuits for controlling the main light source 227 and the auxiliary light source 228. In the IC circuit shown in FIG. 4, one backlight IC 186 controls the main light source 227 and the auxiliary light source 228. In the IC circuit shown in FIG. 5, two backlight ICs 186 and 186' control the main light source 227 and the auxiliary light source 228, respectively.

    [0044] A voltage VBAT supplied from the power supply unit 190 has noise removed therefrom through a bypass booster 185 to be input to the backlight IC 186. The backlight IC 186 controls light to be emitted from the light sources 227 and 228. The backlight IC 186 detects an optimum backlight brightness for displaying an image, based on information of row data of the image, received from a drive IC 215 of the liquid crystal panel, thereby adjusting the brightness of each LED (content adaptive brightness control (CABC)).

    [0045] In the present disclosure, when one backlight IC 186 is used, the auxiliary light source 228 may also be controlled by additionally using one LED channel 186a (FIG. 4). Alternatively, the auxiliary light source 228 may be controlled by using a separate backlight IC 186' (FIG. 5).

    [0046] The main light source 227 is provided in plurality adjacent to the first side 225a to supply light to the whole of the light guide plate 225. Further, the auxiliary light source228 is provided in about one or two smaller than the number of the main light sources 227 to supply light to only a portion of the light guide plate 225.

    [0047] According to another embodiment, as shown in FIG. 3B, the display unit 200 of the present disclosure may include a first light guide plate 2251 for emitting light supplied from the main light source 227 toward the front of the display unit 200 and a second light guide plate 2252 for emitting light supplied from the auxiliary light source 228 toward the front of the display panel 200.

    [0048] When the light guide plate 225 is of an integrated type as shown in FIG. 3A, the main light source 227 may supply light to not only the first area 201 and but also the second area 202. As a result, when the main light source 227 is turned on, it is unnecessary to turn on the auxiliary light source 228, and one image can be displayed through the second area 202 and the first area 201.

    [0049] Meanwhile, when the light guide plate 225 is of a separate type as shown in FIG. 3B, light of the main light source 227 is supplied to only the first area 201 through the first light guide plate 2251, and light of the auxiliary light source 228 is supplied to only the second area 202 through the second light guide plate 2252. The auxiliary light source 228 is to be driven so as to display information in the second area 202 even in the state in which the main light source 227 is turned on. However, when information is displayed in only the second area 202, light is not supplied to the first area 201, and therefore, an image with high luminance may be provided by using a small number of light sources (LED lamps).

    [0050] The main light source 227 and the auxiliary light source 228 may be integrated to be connected to a main board or individually connected to the main board. Therefore, in the present disclosure, that the main area 201 and the extension area 202 are independently controlled means that the controller 180 independently controls the main light source 227 and the auxiliary light source 228.

    [0051] Since the auxiliary light source 228 is located at the second side 225b, the bezel at the second side 225b may increase. In the case of a display unit having a large size, the increase in the size of the bezel due to the auxiliary light source 228 may not be a serious problem as compared with the entire size of the display unit. However, in the case of a mobile terminal having a small size, the size of the bezel becomes a very important factor in determining the entire size of a product.

    [0052] Thus, in the present disclosure, in order to prevent the increase in the size of the bezel, the second side 225 of the light guide plate 225, at which the auxiliary light source 228 is located, may be formed recessed, thereby forming a dent 224. The auxiliary light source 228 is located in the dent 224, so that it is possible to prevent the bezel from increasing in a side direction.

    [0053] Meanwhile, a liquid crystal panel 210 constituting the display unit 200 of the present disclosure has a size similar to that of the light guide plate 225. That is, when the light guide plate 225 is provided with the dent 224, a dent is formed at the same position of the liquid crystal panel.

    [0054] In the present disclosure, the light guide plate 225 may be divided into a portion corresponding to the main area 201 and a portion corresponding to the extension area 202. However, the liquid crystal panel is formed in a single body and controlled by a drive IC. The drive IC is connected to the main board through a flexible board to apply a voltage for each pixel according to a received image signal, thereby adjusting the arrangement of liquid crystals.

    [0055] The liquid crystal panel is a device in which the arrangement of liquid crystals is changed by selectively applying a voltage for each pixel, so that different colors are output for the respective pixels, thereby displaying an image. The display unit 200 including the liquid crystal panel and the backlight unit, as shown in FIG. 2, is disposed at the front of the mobile terminal 100, so that information can be output under control of the controller 180 of the mobile terminal 100.

    [0056] FIGS. 6 and 7 are views illustrating waveforms of signals applied to the liquid crystal panel of the mobile terminal according to the embodiment. In the present disclosure, an operation mode may be defined according to a type in which the main area 201 and the extension area 202 are driven. A first mode is a mode in which the entire screen, i.e., both the main and extension areas 201 and 202 are activated, and a second mode is a mode in which only the extension area 202 is activated.

    [0057] As shown in FIG. 6, in the first mode, the drive IC transmits a gate signal GATE, a multiplexer signal MUX, and a data signal DATA to the liquid crystal panel so as to activate both the main and extension areas 201 and 202. The gate signal functions to determine a threshold voltage of a thin film transistor FET in each pixel. Thus, an image can be output by changing the arrangement of liquid crystals only when a data voltage equal to or greater than a voltage applied to a gate of the thin film transistor is applied.

    [0058] A multiplexer is disposed between the drive IC and each transistor. A gate signal GATE and a data signal DATA are transmitted through the multiplexer, and the transmitted signals GATE and DTAT are sequentially redistributed to be supplied to each transistor. The gate signal includes a gate clock and a shit-resistor, and the shit-resistor performs an operation of receiving clock and transmitting the received clock to a next gate.

    [0059] The data signal is a signal for driving the liquid crystal panel according to color information for each pixel, and a voltage greater than that of the gate signal is applied at a portion where the arrangement of the liquid crystals is to be changed, so that light supplied from the backlight unit can pass through the liquid crystal panel in the front direction of the display unit.

    [0060] Meanwhile, as shown in FIG. 7, in second mode, the drive IC transmits, to the liquid crystal panel, only a gate signal GATE, a multiplexer signal MUX, and a data signal DATA, corresponding to the extension area 202, so as to activate the extension area 202. The gate signal GATE is to be applied for a predetermined period for the purpose of synchronization. However, since the data signal is not applied to the main area 201, the magnitude of the gate signal may be set to be small. For example, a gate signal of ±9V may be used in the extension area 202 in which the arrangement of the liquid crystals is changed depending on a data signal, and a gate signal of ±5V may be used in the main area 201.

    [0061] The present disclosure can provide a plan for enabling contents displayed in the main area (screen) and the extension area (screen) of the display unit 200 to be linked with each other by selectively activating the main and extension areas in the non-activated state (off state) through a touch input.

    [0062] The touch input is a touch where a predetermined area is continuously tapped within a reference time. In the present disclosure, the touch input is referred to as a knock code. The knock code is a dedicated code for activating the main area and the extension area.

    [0063] A user can activate the main area and the extension area by applying a predetermined touch input (e.g., a short touch input) before a knock code is input. If a knock code is input, the controller 180 can turn on a liquid crystal panel (e.g., an LCD) of the area (main area or extension area) activated by the input knock code and simultaneously release screen lock by comparing the input knock code with a previously set knock code.

    [0064] Hereinafter, embodiments related to a control method which can be implemented in the mobile terminal configured as described above will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings. It will be apparent by those skilled in the art that the present disclosure may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the essential characteristics thereof.

    [0065] In the following embodiments, the main area 201 will be referred to as a 'first area,' and the extension area 202 formed to extend at least one direction of the main area 201 will be referred to as a 'second area.'

    [0066] FIG. 8 is a flowchart illustrating a control method of the mobile terminal according to the embodiment. Referring to FIG. 8, visual information corresponding to at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to an external device is output to a second area 202 formed to extend in at least one direction of a first area 201, based on that the mobile terminal is connected to the external device when the first area 201 and the second area 202 are non-activated (S810).

    [0067] The non-activated state refers to when at least one portion of the display unit 200 is in an off state, and the external device refers to a device capable of transmitting/receiving signals to/from the wireless communication unit 110 of the mobile terminal 100. As an embodiment, a short-range communication technology including Bluetooth™, Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID), Infrared Data Association (IrDA), Ultra WideBand (UWB), ZigBee, Near Field Communication (NFC), Wireless Universal Serial Bus (Wireless USB), and the like may be applied between the external device and the mobile terminal 100.

    [0068] Also, the external device may include mobile terminals such as a cellular phone, a smart phone, a laptop computer, a terminal for digital broadcast, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), a Portable Multimedia Player (PMP), a navigation, a slate PC, a tablet PC, an ultrabook, and a wearable device (e.g., a smart watch, a smart glass, or a Head Mounted Display (HMD)).

    [0069] As another embodiment, the external device may also include fixed terminals such as a digital TV, a desktop computer, and a digital signage. As still another embodiment, the external device may include an in-vehicle device capable of communicating with the mobile terminal 100 through Bluetooth™, etc. The in-vehicle device may be implemented as a navigation, an integrated image display device, a vehicle control device, etc.

    [0070] The replay file refers to a file which can be replayed, such as a moving image file or a sound file. The visual information corresponding to a replay file may include an icon corresponding to the replay file, a text in which the name of the replay file is described, and the like.

    [0071] As a specific embodiment, in step S810, if the mobile terminal 100 is connected to an in-vehicle device through Bluetooth™, etc., an icon corresponding to a music replay list including a plurality of music replay files may be output in the second area 202 which was in the non-activated state. The music replay list refers to a music replay list which was executed when the mobile terminal 100 was connected to the in-vehicle device before the current connection (this connection).

    [0072] Subsequently, the execution of at least one replay file is controlled based on that a predetermined touch input is applied to the second area 202 (S820). As an embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the icon corresponding to the music replay list output in the second area 202, a music replay file included in the music replay list can be replayed.

    [0073] Hereinafter, specific embodiments will be described. As an embodiment, step S810 may include outputting, in the second area 202, an icon corresponding to a first replay list including at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal 100 was previously connected to the external device, based on that the mobile terminal 100 is connected to the external device in the state in which the first area 201 and the second area 202 are non-activated.

    [0074] As another embodiment, step S820 may include executing at least one replay file included in the first replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list. As still another embodiment, step S820 may include outputting, in the second area 202, visual information corresponding to a currently executed replay file among the at least one replay file included in the first replay list.

    [0075] As still another embodiment, step S820 may include executing at least one replay file included in the first replay list by applying a volume value set when the mobile terminal 100 was previously connected to the external device. As still another embodiment, step S820 may include outputting an icon corresponding to a second replay list including at least one replay file which was executed before the mobile terminal 100 is currently connected to the external device, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list, and executing at least one replay file included in the second replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the second replay list.

    [0076] As still another embodiment, step S820 may include outputting an icon corresponding to a third replay list including at least one previously set replay file, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list, and executing at least one replay file included in the third replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the third replay list.

    [0077] As still another embodiment, step S810 may include outputting, in the first area 201, the first replay list including the at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal 100 was previously connected to the external device, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the a first replay file.

    [0078] As still another embodiment, step S810 and step S820 may include deleting first replay file from the first replay list or executing the first replay file, based on that a predetermined touch input is applied to an icon corresponding to the first replay file including the first replay list. As still another embodiment, the control method may further include outputting, in the second area 202, visual information corresponding to at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal 100 was previously connected to a first external device different from the external device, based on that the mobile terminal 100 is connected to the first external device, and controlling the execution of the at least one replay file, based on a predetermined touch input is applied to the second area 202.

    [0079] Meanwhile, the controller 180 can output, in the second area 202, the icon corresponding to the first replay list including at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal 100 was previously connected to the external device, based on that the mobile terminal 100 is connected to the external device in the state in which the first area 201 and the second area 202 are non-activated.

    [0080] Subsequently, the controller 180 can execute at least one replay file included in the first replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list. In this instance, the controller 180 can output, in the second area 202, visual information corresponding to a currently executed replay file among the at least one replay file included in the first replay list. Also, the controller 180 can execute at least one replay file included in the first replay list by applying a volume value set when the mobile terminal 100 was previously connected to the external device.

    [0081] FIG. 9 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a replay list executed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to a Bluetooth device of a vehicle is output. Referring to FIG. 9, when the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device of the vehicle when the first area 201 and the second area 202 are non-activated, visual information 410, 420, and 430 corresponding to a replay list including a plurality of music replay files which were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device is output in the second area 202.

    [0082] As an embodiment, a vehicle icon 410 representing the connected Bluetooth device, a name 420 of the replay list, and a replay icon 430 for executing the replay list can be output in the second area 202. Subsequently, if a user applies a touch input to the replay icon 430, one of the plurality of music replay files included in the replay list can be replayed. Accordingly, the state of the second area 202 is switched to the activated state, and a name 440 of a music replay file being replayed, an icon 450 capable of controlling a replay status of the music replay file, and the like can be output in the second area 202.

    [0083] As an embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the replay icon 430, a plurality of music replay files can be replayed in an order where they were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device. In this instance, the plurality of music replay files can be replayed with a volume equal to that with which they were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device.

    [0084] As another embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the replay icon 430, the plurality of music replay files replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device can be replayed in an arbitrary order.

    [0085] Further, the controller 180 can output an icon corresponding to the second replay list including at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal is currently connected to the external device, based on that a predetermined touch input to the icon corresponding to the first replay list, and execute at least one replay file included in the second replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the second replay list.

    [0086] Next, FIG. 10 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a recent replay list is output. Referring to FIG. 10, as described in FIG. 9, when the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device of the vehicle when the first area 201 and the second area 202 are non-activated, visual information 410, 420, and 430 corresponding to a replay list including a plurality of music replay files which were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device can be output in the second area 202.

    [0087] As an embodiment, a vehicle icon 410 representing the connected Bluetooth device, a name 420 of the replay list, and a replay icon 430 for executing the replay list can be output in the second area 202. Subsequently, if the user applies, to the second area 201, a flicking input 500 to the left side, visual information 510, 520, and 530 corresponding to a replay list including a plurality of music replay files which have been most recently replayed before the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device can be output in the second area 202.

    [0088] As an embodiment, an icon 510 representing a music replay list which has been most recently executed, a name of the recent replay list, and a replay icon 530 for executing the recent replay list can be output in the second area 202. Subsequently, if the user applies a touch input to the replay icon 530, one of the plurality of music replay files including the recent replay list can be replayed. Therefore, a name 540 of the music replay file being replayed, an icon 550 capable of controlling a replay status of the music replay file, and the like can be output in the second area 202.

    [0089] As an embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the replay icon 530, a plurality of music replay files can be replayed in an order where they were sequentially replayed from a music replay file which has been most recently replayed. In this instance, the plurality of music replay files can be replayed with a volume equal to that with which the music replay file has been most recently replayed.

    [0090] As another embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the replay icon 530, a plurality of music replay files which have been most recently replayed can be replayed in an arbitrary order. As still another embodiment, when a music replay file was being replayed before the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device, the same music replay file may be subsequently replayed.

    [0091] Specifically, if a touch input is applied to the replay icon 530, music replay file A being replayed when the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device may be again replayed. In this instance, the music replay file A can be replayed with a volume equal to that with which the music replay file A was previously replayed. Subsequently, next music replay files in a replay list including the music replay file A can be replayed.

    [0092] Meanwhile, the controller 180 can output an icon corresponding to the third replay list including at least one previously set replay file, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list, and execute at least one replay file included in the third replay list, based on a predetermined touch input is applied to the icon corresponding to the third replay list.

    [0093] FIG. 11 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a previously set replay list is output. Referring to FIG. 11, as described in FIG. 9, when the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device of the vehicle when the first area 201 and the second area 202 are non-activated, visual information 410, 420, and 430 corresponding to a replay list including a plurality of music replay files which were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device can be output in the second area 202.

    [0094] As an embodiment, a vehicle icon 410 representing the connected Bluetooth device, a name 420 of the replay list, and a replay icon 430 for executing the replay list can be output in the second area 202. Subsequently, if the user applies, to the second area 202, a flicking input 600 to the right side, visual information 610 corresponding to a previously set first replay list can be output in the second area 202. For example, a name 610 of a replay list to which the user frequently listened can be output in the second area 202.

    [0095] After that, if the user again applies, to the second area 202, a flicking input 612 to the right side, visual information corresponding to a previously set second replay list can be output in the second area 202. For example, a name 620 of a replay list to which the user frequently listened next to the first replay list can be output in the second area 202.

    [0096] As another embodiment, the replay lists 610 and 620 output according to the consecutive flicking inputs 600 and 612 may be previously set by the user. Alternatively, as described above, the replay lists can be output in an order where the user frequently listened to the replay lists or in an order where the user has recently listened to the replay lists. Specifically, the first replay list may be a replay list to which the user has most recently listened, and the second replay list may be a replay list to which the user listened prior to the first replay list.

    [0097] If a touch input is applied to a replay icon 630 for executing the second replay list, one of a plurality of music replay file included in the second replay list can be replayed. Therefore, a name 640 of a music replay file being replayed, an icon 650 capable of controlling a replay status of the music replay file, and the like can be output in the second area 202.

    [0098] As an embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the replay icon 630, a plurality of music replay files can be replayed in an order where they are set in the second replay list. That is, music replay file 2-1 set as a first piece of music in the second replay list can be replayed. As another embodiment, a plurality of music replay files included in the second replay list can be replayed in an order where they were sequentially replayed from a music replay file which has been most recently replayed or in an arbitrary order.

    [0099] Meanwhile, the controller 180 can output the first replay list in the first area 201, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list. In this instance, the controller 180 can delete a first replay file from the first replay list or execute the first replay file, based on a predetermined touch input is applied to an icon corresponding to the first replay file included in the first replay list.

    [0100] FIG. 12 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which replay files included in a replay list are edited. Referring to FIG. 12, as described in FIG. 9, when the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device of the vehicle when the first area 201 and the second area 202 are non-activated, visual information 410, 420, and 430 corresponding to a replay list including a plurality of music replay files which were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device can be output in the second area 202.

    [0101] As an embodiment, a vehicle icon 410 representing the connected Bluetooth device, a name 420 of the replay list, and a replay icon 430 for executing the replay list can be output in the second area 202. Subsequently, if the user applies, to the second area 202, a flicking input to the first area 201, a list window 710 of a plurality of music replay files which were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device may be spread in the first area 201 in the non-activated state. As an embodiment, names of a plurality of music replay files which were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device can be output on the list window 710.

    [0102] If a flicking input 720 to the left side is applied to a second music replay file as one music replay file among the plurality of music replay files, the second music replay file may be deleted from the list window 710. As another embodiment, if a touch input is applied to a replay icon 730 for replaying a third music replay file, the third music replay file can be replayed. Therefore, a name 740 of the third music replay file being replayed, an icon 750 capable of controlling a replay status of the third music replay file, and the like can be output in the second area 202.

    [0103] That is, a plurality of music replay files which were replayed from the third music replay file before the mobile terminal is connected to the Bluetooth device can be replayed. According to the embodiment of FIG. 12, after the replay of the third music replay file is completed, a fourth music replay file can be replayed.

    [0104] Meanwhile, the controller 180 can output visual information corresponding to at least one replay file which was executed when the mobile terminal is connected to a first external device, based on that the mobile terminal is connected to the first external device different from the external device, and control execution of the at least one replay file, based on that a predetermined touch input is applied to the second area 202.

    [0105] FIG. 13 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment of a user interface output when the mobile terminal is connected to another external device. Referring to FIG. 13, when the mobile terminal is being connected to a smart headset, and the user is listening to music file A (music replay file A), a name 810 of the music file A being replayed can be output in the second area 202.

    [0106] Subsequently, the user can allow a screen for network connection setting to be output. As an embodiment, a screen 820 for Bluetooth connection setting can be output by a user input. In this instance, a list of registered devices which can be connected to the mobile terminal 100 through Bluetooth™ can be output on the screen 820 for Bluetooth connection setting. Specifically, the smart headset 822 being currently connected to the mobile terminal 100, a Bluetooth device 824 of the vehicle, a smart watch 826, and the like may be output.

    [0107] Subsequently, if a touch input is applied to the Bluetooth device 824 of the vehicle, the mobile terminal 100 may be connected to the Bluetooth device. Also, a name 830 of a music file replay list including music files which were replayed when the mobile terminal 100 was previously connected to the Bluetooth device can be output in the second area 202.

    [0108] After that, if the user applies a touch input to an icon 840 corresponding to the execution of the replay list, one of a plurality of music files included in the replay list can be replayed. Therefore, a name 850 of a music file being currently replayed, an icon 860 capable of controlling a replay status of the music file, and the like can be output in the second area 202.

    [0109] As an embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the icon 840, a plurality of music files can be replayed in an order where they were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device. In this instance, the plurality of music files can be replayed with a volume equal to that with which they were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device.

    [0110] As another embodiment, if a touch input is applied to the icon 840, the plurality of music files which were replayed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the Bluetooth device may be in an arbitrary order.

    [0111] FIG. 14 is a conceptual view illustrating another embodiment of the user interface output when the mobile terminal is connected to another external device. Referring to FIG. 14, as described in FIG. 13, when the mobile terminal is being connected to a smart headset, and the user is listening to music file A (music replay file A), a name 810 of the music file A being replayed can be output in the second area 202.

    [0112] Subsequently, the user can allow a screen for network connection setting to be output. As an embodiment, a screen 820 for Bluetooth connection setting can be output by a user input. In this instance, a list of registered devices which can be connected to the mobile terminal 100 through Bluetooth™ can be output on the screen 820 for Bluetooth connection setting. Specifically, the smart headset 822 being currently connected to the mobile terminal 100, a Bluetooth device 824 of the vehicle, a smart watch 826, and the like may be output.

    [0113] Subsequently, the user can apply, to the second area 202, an input 900 for dragging the name 810 of the music file A being output to the Bluetooth device 824 of the vehicle. Accordingly, the mobile terminal 100 can be connected to the Bluetooth device.

    [0114] When the mobile terminal 100 is connected to the Bluetooth device through the drag input 900, a music replay list to which the user is listening through the smart headset may be continuously replayed. Specifically, the music file A may be continuously replayed without any pause or after the drag input 900, and a music replay file including the music file A may be continuously replayed. Also, a vehicle icon 910 and the name 810 of the music file A being currently replayed can be output in the second area 202

    [0115] FIG. 15 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which the replay of a music file is controlled by entering into a music control mode. Referring to FIG. 15, as described in FIG. 9, one of a plurality of music replay files included in a replay list can be replayed. Therefore, a name 440 of a first music replay file being replayed, an icon 450 capable of controlling a replay status of the first music replay file, and the like can be output in the second area 202.

    [0116] Subsequently, when any user input is not applied for a predetermined time, the state of the second area 202 may be again switched to the non-activated state. In this instance, the first music replay file and the replay list including the first music replay file may be continuously replayed. Also, the user can control the replay status of a music replay file by applying a predetermined touch input to the second area 202 in the non-activated state.

    [0117] As an embodiment, when a long touch input 1000 or tapping input is applied to the second area 202 in the non-activation state, the mobile terminal may enter into a control mode for controlling the replay status of a music replay file. In this instance, a notification sound or vibration for notifying that the mobile terminal has entered into the music control mode may be output.

    [0118] Meanwhile, the mobile terminal may enter into the music control mode by applying a long touch input or tapping input to the second area 202 even when the second area 202 is not in the non-activated state. As an embodiment, the mobile terminal may enter into the music control mode by applying a long touch input or tapping input to the second area 202 in which the name 440 of the music replay file being replayed is output.

    [0119] As another embodiment, when a swipe input 1010 to the left side is applied to the second area 202 in the non-activated state, a second music replay file which is a next one of the first music replay file can be replayed. In this instance, a vibration feedback can be output together with the replay of the second music replay file.

    [0120] As still another embodiment, when a tapping input 1020 is applied to the second area 202 in the non-activated state, the second music replay file may be temporarily stopped. In this state, when the tapping input 1020 is again applied, the second music replay file may be continuously replayed.

    [0121] FIG. 16 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a music file being currently replayed is registered as a preferred music genre. Referring to FIG. 16, a touch input 1100 using two fingers is applied to the second area 202 in the non-activated state, the second music replay file being currently replayed may be registered as a preferred music genre.

    [0122] FIG. 17 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a music file being currently replayed is deleted from a corresponding relay list. Referring to FIG. 17, a swipe input 1200 to the upside is applied to the second area 202 in the non-activated state, the second music replay file being currently replayed may be deleted from a corresponding replay list.

    [0123] FIG. 18 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which a seek bar of a music file being currently replayed is executed. Referring to FIG. 18, when a long touch input 1300 is applied to the second area 202 in the non-activated state, and a swipe input 1310 to the left or right side is then applied to the second area 202, a seek bar of the second music replay file may be executed through an input applied to the seek bar. As an embodiment, when the swipe input 1310 to the left or right side is applied, fast winding or rewinding of the second music replay file may be executed, or a specific section may be detected.

    [0124] FIG. 19 is a conceptual view illustrating an embodiment in which the music control mode is released. Referring to FIG. 19, if a long touch input 1400 is applied to the second area 202 in the non-activated state, the music control mode may be released. As an embodiment, when any user input is not applied for a predetermined time, the music control mode may be released. In this instance, a notification sound or vibration for notifying that the music control mode has been released can be output together with the release of the music control mode.

    [0125] The mobile terminal and the method for controlling the same according to the present disclosure have the following advantages. According to the present disclosure, an extension area which extends from a main area and has a different shape from the main area is provided, so that it is possible to extending the display area of information.

    [0126] Also, different replay files can be executed according to kinds of external devices. In this instance, only the extension area is used, thereby reducing the power consumption of a battery. Further, a music file preferred by a user can be replayed when the mobile terminal is connected to a headset. In addition, a music file to which the user listens together with the user's family can be replayed when the mobile terminal is connected to a Bluetooth device of a vehicle.

    [0127] In addition, the replay of a music file can be controlled by applying a touch input to the extension area. As a result, it is possible to solve a problem that when the user listens to a music file by using a control input unit, it was difficult to control the replay of the music file. In addition, it is possible to overcome the existing limitation that when the state of the display unit was switched in the non-activated state, it was difficult to recognize a gesture. Also, the user can control the replay of a music file without staring at a screen, thereby improving user's convenience.

    [0128] Various embodiments may be implemented using a machine-readable medium having instructions stored thereon for execution by a processor to perform various methods presented herein. Examples of possible machine-readable mediums include HDD (Hard Disk Drive), SSD (Solid State Disk), SDD (Silicon Disk Drive), ROM, RAM, CD-ROM, a magnetic tape, a floppy disk, an optical data storage device, the other types of storage mediums presented herein, and combinations thereof. If desired, the machine-readable medium may be realized in the form of a carrier wave (for example, a transmission over the Internet). The processor may include the controller 180 of the mobile terminal.

    [0129] The foregoing embodiments and advantages are merely exemplary and are not to be construed as limiting the present disclosure. The present teachings can be readily applied to other types of apparatuses. This description is intended to be illustrative, and not to limit the scope of the claims. Many alternatives, modifications, and variations will be apparent to those skilled in the art. The features, structures, methods, and other characteristics of the embodiments described herein may be combined in various ways to obtain additional and/or alternative embodiments.

    [0130] As the present features may be embodied in several forms without departing from the characteristics thereof, it should also be understood that the above-described embodiments are not limited by any of the details of the foregoing description, unless otherwise specified, but rather should be construed broadly within its scope as defined in the appended claims, and therefore all changes and modifications that fall within the metes and bounds of the claims, or equivalents of such metes and bounds are therefore intended to be embraced by the appended claims.


    Claims

    1. A mobile terminal(100) comprising:

    a display(200) including a first area(201) and a second area(202) extended in at least one direction of the first area(201); and

    a wireless communication processor(110) configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device;

    the mobile terminal(100) further comprising:

    a controller(180) configured to:

    switch a state of the second area(202) to an activated state, based on the mobile terminal(100) being connected to the external device when the first area(201) and the second area(202) are non-activated,

    display, in the second area(202), visual information corresponding to at least one replay file executed when the mobile terminal(100) was previously connected to the external device, and

    execute the at least one replay file, based on a predetermined touch input applied to the second area(202),

    wherein the controller(180) is further configured to:

    switch a state of the first area(201) to an activated state, based on detecting a predetermined touch input,

    display, in the first area(201), a list of a plurality of devices which can be connected to the mobile terminal(100),

    connect the mobile terminal(100) to a different external device different from the external device, based on detecting a predetermined touch input selecting the different external device among the list of a plurality of devices,

    display, in the second area(202), visual information corresponding to at least one replay file executed when the mobile terminal(100) was previously connected to the different external device, and

    execute the at least one replay file, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the second area(202).


     
    2. The mobile terminal of claim 1, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    display, in the second area, an icon corresponding to a first replay list including the at least one replay file.


     
    3. The mobile terminal of claim 2, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    execute the at least one replay file included in the first replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list.


     
    4. The mobile terminal of claims 2 to 3, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    display, in the second area, visual information corresponding to a replay file being currently executed among the at least one replay file included in the first replay list.


     
    5. The mobile terminal of claims 2 to 4, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    execute the at least one replay file included in the first replay list by applying a volume value which was set when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the external device.


     
    6. The mobile terminal of claims 2 to 5, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    display, in the second area, an icon corresponding to a second replay list including at least one replay file which was executed before the mobile terminal was connected to the external device, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the display, and

    execute the at least one replay file included in the second replay list, based on a predetermined input being applied to the icon corresponding to the second replay list.


     
    7. The mobile terminal of claim 6, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    display, in the second area, an icon corresponding to a third replay list including at least one previously set replay file, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the display, and

    execute the at least one replay file included in the third replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the third replay list.


     
    8. The mobile terminal of claims 2 to 7, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    display the first replay list in the first area, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list.


     
    9. The mobile terminal of claims 2 to 8, wherein the controller is further configured to:

    delete a first replay file from the first replay list or execute the first replay file, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to an icon corresponding to the first replay file included in the first replay list.


     
    10. A method for controlling a mobile terminal(100), the method comprising:

    switching a state of a second area(202) of a display(200) extending in at least one direction of a first area(201) of the display to an activated state, based on the mobile terminal(100) being connected to an external device when the first area(201) and the second area(202) are non-activated;

    displaying, in a second area(202), visual information corresponding to at least one replay file executed when the mobile terminal(100) was previously connected to the external device; and

    executing the at least one replay file, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the second area(202),

    switching a state of the first area(201) to an activated state, based on detecting a predetermined touch input,

    displaying, in the first area(201), a list of a plurality of devices which can be connected to the mobile terminal(100),

    connecting the mobile terminal(100) to a different external device different from the external device, based on detecting a predetermined touch input selecting the different external device among the list of a plurality of devices,

    displaying, in the second area(202), visual information corresponding to at least one replay file executed when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the different external device, and

    executing the at least one replay file, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the second area(202).


     
    11. The method of claim 10, further comprising:

    displaying, in the second area, an icon corresponding to a first replay list including the at least one replay file.


     
    12. The method of claim 11, further comprising:

    executing the at least one replay file included in the first replay list, based on a predetermined touch input being applied to the icon corresponding to the first replay list.


     
    13. The method of claims 11 to 12, further comprising:

    displaying, in the second area, visual information corresponding to a replay file being currently executed among the at least one replay file included in the first replay list.


     
    14. The method of claims 11 to 13, further comprising:

    executing the at least one replay file included in the first replay list by applying a volume value which was set when the mobile terminal was previously connected to the external device.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Mobiles Endgerät (100), das umfasst:

    eine Anzeige (200), die einen ersten Bereich (201) und einen sich in mindestens eine Richtung des ersten Bereichs (201) erstreckenden zweiten Bereich (202) umfasst; und

    einen Prozessor (110) zur drahtlosen Kommunikation, der dazu ausgelegt ist, drahtlos mit einem externen Gerät zu kommunizieren;

    wobei das mobile Endgerät (100) ferner umfasst:

    eine Steuereinheit (180), die dazu ausgelegt ist:

    einen Zustand des zweiten Bereichs (202) in einen aktivierten Zustand umzuschalten, basierend darauf, dass das mobile Endgerät (100) mit dem externen Gerät verbunden wird, wenn der erste Bereich (201) und der zweite Bereich (202) nicht aktiviert sind,

    in dem zweiten Bereich (202) eine visuelle Information anzuzeigen, die mindestens einer Wiedergabedatei entspricht, die ausgeführt wurde, als das mobile Endgerät (100) bereits mit dem externen Gerät verbunden war, und

    die mindestens eine Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer auf dem zweiten Bereich (202) vorgenommenen vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe auszuführen,

    wobei die Steuereinheit (180) ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    einen Zustand des ersten Bereichs (201) basierend auf dem Erfassen einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe in einen aktivierten Zustand umzuschalten,

    in dem ersten Bereich (201) eine Liste einer Mehrzahl von Geräten anzuzeigen, die mit dem mobilen Endgerät (100) verbunden werden können,

    das mobile Endgerät (100) mit einem anderen externen Gerät zu verbinden, das sich von dem externen Gerät unterscheidet, basierend auf dem Erfassen einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die das andere externe Gerät aus der Liste einer Mehrzahl von Geräten auswählt,

    in dem zweiten Bereich (202) eine visuelle Information anzuzeigen, die mindestens einer Wiedergabedatei entspricht, die ausgeführt wurde, als das mobile Endgerät (100) bereits mit dem anderen externen Gerät verbunden war, und

    die mindestens eine Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf dem zweiten Bereich (202) vorgenommen wird, auszuführen.


     
    2. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    in dem zweiten Bereich ein Symbol anzuzeigen, das einer ersten Wiedergabeliste entspricht, die die mindestens eine Wiedergabedatei umfasst.


     
    3. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 2, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    die mindestens eine in der ersten Wiedergabeliste enthaltene Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf dem der ersten Wiedergabeliste entsprechenden Symbol vorgenommen wird, auszuführen.


     
    4. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 2 bis 3, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    in dem zweiten Bereich eine visuelle Information anzuzeigen, die einer in Ausführung befindlichen Wiedergabedatei aus der mindestens einen in der ersten Wiedergabeliste enthaltenen Wiedergabedatei entspricht.


     
    5. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 2 bis 4, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    die mindestens eine in der ersten Wiedergabeliste enthaltene Wiedergabedatei durch Anwenden eines Volumenwertes auszuführen, der eingestellt wurde, als das mobile Endgerät bereits mit dem externen Gerät verbunden war.


     
    6. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 2 bis 5, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    in dem zweiten Bereich ein Symbol, das einer zweiten Wiedergabeliste entspricht, die mindestens eine Wiedergabedatei umfasst, die ausgeführt wurde, bevor das mobile Endgerät mit dem externen Gerät verbunden wurde, basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf der Anzeige vorgenommen wird, anzuzeigen, und

    die mindestens eine in der zweiten Wiedergabeliste enthaltene Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Eingabe, die auf dem der zweiten Wiedergabeliste entsprechenden Symbol vorgenommen wird, auszuführen.


     
    7. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 6, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    in dem zweiten Bereich ein Symbol, das einer dritten Wiedergabeliste entspricht, die mindestens eine zuvor eingestellte Wiedergabedatei umfasst, basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf der Anzeige vorgenommen wird, anzuzeigen, und

    die mindestens eine in der dritten Wiedergabeliste enthaltene Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf dem der dritten Wiedergabeliste entsprechenden Symbol vorgenommen wird, auszuführen.


     
    8. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 2 bis 7, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    die erste Wiedergabeliste in dem ersten Bereich basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf dem der ersten Wiedergabeliste entsprechenden Symbol vorgenommen wird, anzuzeigen.


     
    9. Mobiles Endgerät nach Anspruch 2 bis 8, wobei die Steuereinheit ferner dazu ausgelegt ist:

    eine erste Wiedergabedatei aus der ersten Wiedergabeliste zu löschen oder die erste Wiedergabedatei auszuführen, basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf einem Symbol vorgenommen wird, das der in der ersten Wiedergabeliste enthaltenen ersten Wiedergabedatei entspricht.


     
    10. Verfahren zum Steuern eines mobilen Endgeräts (100), wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

    Umschalten eines Zustands eines zweiten Bereichs (202) einer Anzeige (200), der sich in mindestens eine Richtung eines ersten Bereichs (201) der Anzeige erstreckt, in einen aktivierten Zustand, basierend darauf, dass das mobile Endgerät (100) mit einem externen Gerät verbunden wird, wenn der erste Bereich (201) und der zweite Bereich (202) nicht aktiviert sind;

    in dem zweiten Bereich (202) Anzeigen einer visuellen Information, die mindestens einer Wiedergabedatei entspricht, die ausgeführt wurde, als das mobile Endgerät (100) bereits mit dem externen Gerät verbunden war; und

    Ausführen der mindestens einen Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf dem zweiten Bereich (202) vorgenommen wird,

    Umschalten eines Zustands des ersten Bereichs (201) in einen aktivierten Zustand basierend auf dem Erfassen einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe,

    in dem ersten Bereich (201) Anzeigen einer Liste einer Mehrzahl von Geräten, die mit dem mobilen Endgerät (100) verbunden werden können,

    Verbinden des mobilen Endgeräts (100) mit einem anderen externen Gerät, das sich von dem externen Gerät unterscheidet, basierend auf dem Erfassen einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die das andere externe Gerät aus der Liste einer Mehrzahl von Geräten auswählt,

    in dem zweiten Bereich (202) Anzeigen einer visuellen Information, die mindestens einer Wiedergabedatei entspricht, die ausgeführt wurde, als das mobile Endgerät (100) bereits mit dem anderen externen Gerät verbunden war, und

    Ausführen der mindestens einen Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf dem zweiten Bereich (202) vorgenommen wird.


     
    11. Verfahren nach Anspruch 10, das ferner umfasst:

    in dem zweiten Bereich Anzeigen eines Symbols, das einer ersten Wiedergabeliste entspricht, die die mindestens eine Wiedergabedatei umfasst.


     
    12. Verfahren nach Anspruch 11, das ferner umfasst:

    Ausführen der mindestens einen in der ersten Wiedergabeliste enthaltenen Wiedergabedatei basierend auf einer vorbestimmten Berührungseingabe, die auf dem der ersten Wiedergabeliste entsprechenden Symbol vorgenommen wird.


     
    13. Verfahren nach Anspruch 11 bis 12, das ferner umfasst:

    in dem zweiten Bereich Anzeigen einer visuellen Information, die einer in Ausführung befindlichen Wiedergabedatei aus der mindestens einen in der ersten Wiedergabeliste enthaltenen Wiedergabedatei entspricht.


     
    14. Verfahren nach Anspruch 11 bis 13, das ferner umfasst:

    Anzeigen der mindestens einen in der ersten Wiedergabeliste enthaltenen Wiedergabedatei durch Anwenden eines Volumenwertes, der eingestellt wurde, als das mobile Endgerät bereits mit dem externen Gerät verbunden war.


     


    Revendications

    1. Terminal mobile (100) comprenant :

    un dispositif d'affichage (200) comprenant une première zone (201) et une seconde zone (202) étendue dans au moins une direction de la première zone (201) ; et

    un processeur de communication sans fil (110) configuré pour communiquer de manière sans fil avec un dispositif externe ;

    le terminal mobile (100) comprenant en outre :

    un dispositif de commande (180) configuré pour :

    commuter un état de la seconde zone (202) vers un état activé, sur la base du fait que le terminal mobile (100) est connecté au dispositif externe lorsque la première zone (201) et la seconde zone (202) sont non activées,

    afficher, dans la seconde zone (202), des informations visuelles correspondant à au moins un fichier de relecture exécuté lorsque le terminal mobile (100) était précédemment connecté au dispositif externe, et

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée appliquée à la seconde zone (202),

    le dispositif de commande (180) étant en outre configuré pour :

    commuter un état de la première zone (201) vers un état activé, sur la base de la détection d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée,

    afficher, dans la première zone (201), une liste d'une pluralité de dispositifs qui peuvent être connectés au terminal mobile (100),

    connecter le terminal mobile (100) à un dispositif externe différent, différent du dispositif externe, sur la base de la détection d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée sélectionnant le dispositif externe différent parmi la liste d'une pluralité de dispositifs,

    afficher, dans la seconde zone (202), des informations visuelles correspondant à au moins un fichier de relecture exécuté lorsque le terminal mobile (100) était précédemment connecté au dispositif externe différent, et

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à la seconde zone (202).


     
    2. Terminal mobile selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    afficher, dans la seconde zone, une icône correspondant à une première liste de relecture comprenant l'au moins un fichier de relecture.


     
    3. Terminal mobile selon la revendication 2, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la première liste de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à l'icône correspondant à la première liste de relecture.


     
    4. Terminal mobile selon les revendications 2 à 3, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    afficher, dans la seconde zone, des informations visuelles correspondant à un fichier de relecture qui est actuellement exécuté parmi l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la première liste de relecture.


     
    5. Terminal mobile selon les revendications 2 à 4, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la première liste de relecture par application d'une valeur de volume qui a été réglée lorsque le terminal mobile était précédemment connecté au dispositif externe.


     
    6. Terminal mobile selon les revendications 2 à 5, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    afficher, dans la seconde zone, une icône correspondant à une deuxième liste de relecture comprenant au moins un fichier de relecture qui a été exécuté avant que le terminal mobile ne soit connecté au dispositif externe, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée au dispositif d'affichage, et

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la deuxième liste de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée prédéterminée qui est appliquée à l'icône correspondant à la deuxième liste de relecture.


     
    7. Terminal mobile selon la revendication 6, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    afficher, dans la seconde zone, une icône correspondant à une troisième liste de relecture comprenant au moins un fichier de relecture défini précédemment, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée au dispositif d'affichage, et

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la troisième liste de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à l'icône correspondant à la troisième liste de relecture.


     
    8. Terminal mobile selon les revendications 2 à 7, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    afficher la première liste de relecture dans la première zone, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à l'icône correspondant à la première liste de relecture.


     
    9. Terminal mobile selon les revendications 2 à 8, dans lequel le dispositif de commande est en outre configuré pour :

    supprimer un premier fichier de relecture à partir de la première liste de relecture ou exécuter le premier fichier de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à une icône correspondant au premier fichier de relecture inclus dans la première liste de relecture.


     
    10. Procédé de commande d'un terminal mobile (100), le procédé comprenant :

    commuter un état d'une seconde zone (202) d'un dispositif d'affichage (200) s'étendant dans au moins une direction d'une première zone (201) du dispositif d'affichage vers un état activé, sur la base du fait que le terminal mobile (100) est connecté à un dispositif externe lorsque la première zone (201) et la seconde zone (202) sont non activées ;

    afficher, dans une seconde zone (202), des informations visuelles correspondant à au moins un fichier de relecture exécuté lorsque le terminal mobile (100) était précédemment connecté au dispositif externe ; et

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à la seconde zone (202),

    commuter un état de la première zone (201) vers un état activé, sur la base de la détection d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée,

    afficher, dans la première zone (201), une liste d'une pluralité de dispositifs qui peuvent être connectés au terminal mobile (100),

    connecter le terminal mobile (100) à un dispositif externe différent, différent du dispositif externe, sur la base de la détection d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée sélectionnant le dispositif externe différent parmi la liste d'une pluralité de dispositifs,

    afficher, dans la seconde zone (202), des informations visuelles correspondant à au moins un fichier de relecture exécuté lorsque le terminal mobile était précédemment connecté au dispositif externe différent, et

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à la seconde zone (202).


     
    11. Procédé selon la revendication 10, comprenant en outre :

    afficher, dans la seconde zone, une icône correspondant à une première liste de relecture comprenant l'au moins un fichier de relecture.


     
    12. Procédé selon la revendication 11, comprenant en outre :

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la première liste de relecture, sur la base d'une entrée tactile prédéterminée qui est appliquée à l'icône correspondant à la première liste de relecture.


     
    13. Procédé selon les revendications 11 à 12, comprenant en outre :

    afficher, dans la seconde zone, des informations visuelles correspondant à un fichier de relecture qui est actuellement exécuté parmi l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la première liste de relecture.


     
    14. Procédé selon les revendications 11 à 13, comprenant en outre :

    exécuter l'au moins un fichier de relecture inclus dans la première liste de relecture par application d'une valeur de volume qui a été réglée lorsque le terminal mobile était précédemment connecté au dispositif externe.


     




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