According to reports from reliable sources, the next handset in the hugely successful Samsung Galaxy line will be called the Galaxy S IV.
Although nothing solid has come in regards to specs before the Samsung event that is being held in New York City on March 14, we have learned that this new phone will scroll by tracking the pupils of your eyes. As your eyes meander their way down a page and get to a certain portion of text, the phone will automatically scroll for you so you don’t have to break out any extra thumbs or fingers to do the heavy lifting.
The patent, which was filed under the US trademark of “Samsung Eye Scroll” on February 5th of this year is described as “Computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices, namely, mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers according to eye movements; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smart phones; tablet computers.”
The EU trademark was not as specific however, only alluding to something called “Eye Scroll” that is described as “Application software for smart phones and tablet computers; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smart phones; tablet computers.” There’s also something called “EyePause” being filed, but there were no further details regarding this feature beyond the name itself.
From that we can speculate it will have something to do with video playback, likely tracking when you are watching something or when you’re looking away. Many of Samsung’s commercials involve multiple people watching or enjoying content on the same screen, and we aren’t sure what the camera will be capable of as far as the number of eyes it can process at once.
With this and SmartStay watching every move you make, one can only wonder how long it will be before Apple incorporates the same technologies into its front-facing cameras, and the IP lawsuits start all over again.
Stay tuned to T3KD for all the latest release information on the Galaxy S IV
Source | New York Times