Samsung Galaxy S4 features eye tracking to scroll pages

March 4, 2013

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Samsung's upcoming next big thing and flagship device that will be announced in a few weeks time has more than just an HD screen going for it. The folks from Samsung have plenty up their sleeve in the software department to make this the most advanced Galaxy device yet. A new feature is being outed today called 'Eye Scrolling" and it sounds pretty neat.

Last year when Sammy announced the Galaxy S III the hardware was great, but the software had tons of improvements too. Things like motion controls were enhanced, swiping your palm over the front of the display for screenshots, and even eye tracking to control screen brightness. Well this time around with the Galaxy S4 eye tracking features will be full force.

According to the New York Times a person who's used the device was particularly enjoying a new feature called "Eye Scroll". Using a tracking feature the device will actually pick up and track your eyes, then automatically scroll as needed when you reach the end of a page, or bottom of a website. Whoa! We've also seen plenty about their new Samsung Orb 360 panorama camera technology, and even the Samsung Wallet app and more.

The NYT's source, a Samsung employee, even went as far as to say that while they hardware was impressive and important the software features far outweigh the hardware. This doesn't mean the hardware won't impress. It just means Samsung's really banking on their unique set of software enhancements over Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

So we ask you guys, the users. Do you have any of the Samsung smart or motion features enabled, or do you end up disabling them and just enjoying the phone as usual? This Eye Scroll sure sounds fun and we can't wait to see it March 14th if indeed they demo this new technology. Stay tuned!

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    I love swiping my palm for screenshots and Smart Stay

  • Mark Curtis

    Eye Scroll? Pff that’s stupid

    *6months later ‘iScroll’ announced for iOS7*


  • mikeGsays

    To disable these features or put on a non-TouchWiz ROM on this phone is outrageous…. and I own a TF300T with CM10.1 on it and an N7 with an AOSP ROM, so I do enjoy other flavors! The features TouchWiz includes are such an amazing additions to the phone that I cannot see myself NOT using them on future phones

  • Alan

    The current eye sensing functions don’t work with my glasses, not sure if that a reflection thing or not, but I wonder if this will have the same issue… Nothing was more annoying than seeing the little eye pop up on the status bar, only for the device to shut the screen off while you were still reading something.
    So is the eye recognition supposed to be working with prescription glasses? (non tinted)

  • L’Android


    All these touch-less features are so MYSTERIOUS!!! LOVE THEM.

    Galaxy S4 or Motorola NE:X:US?

  • Uriah Romero

    Eye Scroll could be a very useful feature, though I can’t say that I would use it too much. A feature that I am looking forward to is the 1080p display that is so heavily rumored. I like streaming my live and recorded shows on my phone from my DVR during the commute to and from work at DISH, since it takes a bit of time to get there. I’ve got the DISH Anywhere app on my phone, which lets me stream my shows wherever I go, and it would be nice to watch my shows on a higher resolution screen.