October 30, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature eye scrolling, reports NYT

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full_public_s4_invite_be_readyThe upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature a new eye scrolling technology, reports someone (Samsung employee) who claims to have used the device. A New York Times article today details the rumored feature and points to recent filings which seem to substantiate the claim.

The phone will track a user’s eyes to determine where to scroll, said a Samsung employee who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media. For example, when users read articles and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text. – NYT

The Samsung Galaxy S III featured rather intuitive and clever technologies not built into the Android framework, including Smart Stay. We posited that Samsung might employ smarter features for the soon-to-be-announced phone in our What We Expect: Samsung Galaxy S4.