Samsung has been taking advantage of sensors and cameras in its Galaxy phones for some time. Now comes a report of the next big feature: automatic scrolling when your eyes reach the bottom of the screen on the Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S IV smartphone, will scroll text by watching your eyeballs. It will have eye-tracking technology to help with web browsing. Dubbed “Eye Scroll,” the function would use the phone’s front camera to track your eyes and automatically scroll content when it sees that you’ve read to the bottom of the screen.
According to the anonymous source, the Galaxy S IV will track your eyes as they reach the bottom of a page of text, then scroll the next paragraphs into view so that your fingers need not do the walking. The phone will track a user’s eyes to determine where to scroll. 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.
In addition to technology that can detect your eyes, Samsung’s next smartphone will reportedly feature touch less gestures. The gestures will allow you to do things like unlock your phone without touching it.
The source did not say whether the feature would be demoed at the Galaxy S IV’s coming out party, scheduled for March 14 in New York City, but one can assume that if it does exist, it will be – if only to trumpet a feature that’s not available in Samsung’s competitor, Apple’s iPhone, and Cupertino’s most recent version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6.1.2.
But if Eye Scroll does, indeed, prove to be both useful and popular.