By Binu Paul email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 06, 2013 10:51 AM EST
Yesterday we reported that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 will arrive with a revolutionary eye-controlled scrolling technology and earlier today, a couple of leaked screenshots apparently confirmed the Smart Scroll and Smart Pause eye tracking technology on the device.
However, the screenshots were later found to be fake and the images are actually from the Android 4.2.1 leaked firmware for Galaxy S3. However, the smart scroll technology is confirmed to be coming on Samsung's next-generation flagship.
The screenshots were shown by SamMobile, a trustworthy Samsung-rumor source which later came out with an official acknowledgement of the authenticity of news. "We have just found out that these images are actually from the Android 4.2.1 leaked firmware for Galaxy S3 and we were given the wrong information by the tipper. Though, The Galaxy S4 will indeed have these features as confirmed by our insider," Sam Mobile explains.
One of the highly anticipated and most talked-about smartphone, Galaxy S4 will feature the groundbreaking eye-tracking technology and the news received further momentum when the latest leak confirmed that the smartphone will feature a Full HD 1080p panel. It was also speculated that the South Korean tech giant may keep some of the UI elements from Galaxy S3 on its successor.
The rumors about eye-tracking technology were brought out by The New York Times which said the phone will track a user's eyes to determine where to scroll. "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," the report notes citing a person who has tried the phone. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media, did not reveal what technology was being used to track eye movements, nor did he confirm whether the feature would be demonstrated at the Galaxy S4 press conference scheduled to take place in New York on March 14.
However, this is not the first time a mention about such a technology appears on the media. There were reports back in December last year about a camera-based gesture control interface that would be making an appearance on Galaxy S4. It was further reported then the device could sport a capacitive 'floating touch' system.
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