According to a report by New York Times, the most anticipated Android smartphone of 2013 will feature an eye scrolling technology.
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Confirming its existence, the NYT said:
A person who has tried the phone, called the Galaxy S IV, described one feature as particularly new and exciting: Eye scrolling.
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.
It is yet not known what technology is the device using to track eye movements, or whether Samsung would demo the feature at the upcoming Galaxy S IV press conference in New York next week.
It is worth mentioning here that the company in January filed for a trademark in Europe for the name Eye Scroll (No. 011510674). NYT added that Samsung also filed for the Samsung Eye Scroll trademark in the US in February, where it described the service as “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.”
Well, all that we can do is wait for March 14 to arrive and take everything coming from the Galaxy S4 rumor mill with a grain of salt for now.