Samsung Galaxy S IV to scroll on-screen content based on eye movement?

Samsung Galaxy S IV to scroll on-screen content based on eye movement?
According to an anonymous Samsung employee familiar with the phone, the Samsung Galaxy S IV is going to feature technology that will allow the content on the screen to scroll by tracking eye movement. Samsung currently uses the front-facing camera on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II to allow the screen to stay on until the user falls asleep. Another feature using the camera keeps the screen in proper orientation at all times.

According to the source, who spoke to the New York Times, when users read an article and reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraph. The unnamed Samsung employee says that the Korean based manufacturer feels that the software on the phone is more important than the hardware.

Samsung has filed a trademark for the name "eye scroll" in Europe and the U.S., explaining that it covers "Computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices, namely, mobile phones, smartphones and tablet computers according to eye movements; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smartphones; tablet computers." The next flagship Android phone will be introduced March 14th in New York.

source: NewYorkTimes

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82 Comments

1. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Phonearena!!? Why are not writing about nokia? All this samsungtalk all the time. :/

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Chill. Expect a lot of this till 14th March and a little while after. Its Samsung turn to be in the lime light, few months later it will be Google, then Motorola, Nokia .....etc. its the cycle of mobile world ! :)

11. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Thats not fair!!! Nokia showed lumia 720 at MWC. Why not write about it??

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

because here is Iphone galaxy arena. you need to go to Nokia arena to read related news.

17. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Iam serious! Samsung is just copying nokia all the time. Look att the purpleblue GS3. Nokia is making colorful phones and got copied!!

27. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

0/10, just stop posting

43. tll84

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

really?? this is what you are worried about being copied.......the color of a phone??? i hate to think that we are going to hear people wanting phone companies to copyright a color. wow, i think we have hit a new low. #fail

50. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Remember its nokias idea for the first!

63. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Have you ever heard about samsung corby, champ, galaxy y.... All of these phones came in many colours even before nokia thought of making lumia phones.. even s2 comes in many colour....

57. jcarrigan unregistered

Seriously dude, nokia doesnt control having colored phones. got over yourself. besides all these nokia phones looks the same

16. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

There's nothing interesting from nokia to talk about, the 720 is not exactly a flagship, The galaxy s series sold more than 100 million phones, and soon the galaxy S4 will be introduced. If the nokia announced EOS ( the one with the true pureview ) i'm sure Phonearena will talk alot about it. Also there's nothing ground breaking about the 720, it's a midrange phone and there was no announcement for it's availability for it in the US. And if there was news about nokia, PA would write about it. Now it's GS4's time to shine. D-10

18. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

I heard Eloop talking about Lumia 720. He sad it was a fantastic phone with superior specs!!

25. SleepingOz unregistered

Really?

29. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I'm sorry but WVGA puts it in the " Don't even think about it" category

31. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

It is clearblack!! Nokias own screen technology!!

38. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

You are really messed up bro, what did elop do yo you?? Clearblack my ass it's pixelated

40. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Is there unicrons iside the phone and is this low res screen's pixels made out of fairy dust??

66. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Stop posting lol.

22. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What is there even to say about the 720? It's a Nokia phone with mid-range specs and Windows Phone 8. Wow. Eye movement-based scrolling, on the other hand, is something to talk about.

42. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

ANYWAY this technology is probably as relevant as the Galaxy SIII's hologram...just rumor.

45. Nokianhero

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Clearblack is not a rumor!! Its reality!

51. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

You know what nokia poor fanboy stop messing this adorable page and accept the reality that your has nothing special to offer with its just WP8 phone and nobody cares on it but a st**id fanboy like you. Samsung is continuing their innovation and Galaxy S4 is another innovation from them. Nokia is just part of the history and so WP8 still having its very low sales despite promotion from Nokia. Accept it, you and your Nokia already lose the battle.

58. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Copying the concept of colorful phones?????? I see a future apple lawyer there........

60. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

so you're the Nokia trolling version, who jumps on every article, Nokia-related, Android-related, or whatever the article is about just to post some stupid comments related to Nokia, good for you kid, you've set a new record for trolling if you're a real fan of Nokia, stop this bullsh*t and about the article that sounds amazing, and innovative.

39. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Chill as we ramp up to march 14 the hype will get bigger then it will fizzle off. Then its off to the next thing.

44. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If you know about any unannounced news related with Nokia, you always can send a tip for a Phone.Arena.com.

48. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

What news? Anything new? BTW please stop whining and grow up

49. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Nokia Died after the N95.

2. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

they should call it the battery r*per

3. Tronics24

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I jus had a wowgasm jus by reading the article...imma pass on the the s4 tho keeping ma note 2 yet 2 see a phone surpass it in terms of features :)...getting the note 3

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