Will Galaxy S4 Eye Tracking Offer Touch Free Scrolling, Tapping and Interaction?
Samsung has truly proved itself in the last few quarters that when it comes to innovation brand Galaxy is leading the race, leaving Apple months behind. Now, as Galaxy S IV is only a day away, a number of the discussion online is revealing what to expect from the new Samsung flagship handset. One of the top feature is the handset’s eye tracking capability, which allows the device to keep track of user’s eye motions and perform actions accordingly.
Samsung’s devices previously took advantage of eye-tracking, with the Galaxy S3’s Smart Stay application switching the screen off whenever a user moves eyes away from the phone. It truly does work well, and now, the Galaxy S4 is predicted to make the features more powerful by enabling users to scroll, move and interact with the UI by just moving the eyes. If the feature really works as predicted then it will put another nail to the iPhone’s popularity as the most technologically advanced smartphone.
However, Apple may already have started work to fill the gap as an Israel based company known for its eye tracking technology is rumored to have met some big manufacturer. The company called uMoove, has been developing eye-tracking technology for a long time, even though company is reluctant to validate whether the technology used on Samsung Galaxy S4 is the same.
Even if Apple decides to include the feature on its upcoming iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 it will be looked upon as a defeat in terms of technological innovation for which brand iPhone is known till now. In fact, uMoove cofounder Moti Krispil told the New York Times that his firm is in talks with big gadget makers, which many are suggesting is Apple. The founder has also confirmed that the company seeks to release SDK for developers within the next few months.