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Leaked screenshots confirm Smart Scroll and Smart Pause for Galaxy S4′s TouchWiz build

What we see here are a few screenshots gathered from the latest build of TouchWiz, confirming rumors of Smart Scroll functionality in the Samsung Galaxy S4. In actuality, the screens we see here are from the Galaxy S3′s Android 4.2.1 firmware, but it goes without saying that this is indeed the version of the software we will see on the GS4.

You can see that Smart Scroll and Smart Pause have a range of setting that can be adjusted, tailoring the eye-tracking specifically to the way you want to use it. This includes which applications function with the feature, speed, and acceleration. Smart Pause will automatically pause video content when you look away from your phone.

It’s good to know that after introducing the new feature (as well as Smart Pause) on the Galaxy S4 that it will make its way to older Galaxy versions. We might expect it on the Note 2 as well.

[via SamMobile]

 

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  • oneloveonehate

    fake

    • guitarist5122

      How so? This is very possible. There is already a feature in S3s and N2s that keep the screen on if it sees you still looking at the screen.

      • Schaweet

        Don’t feed the troll

  • Tomato88

    I would actually find Smart Rotation very useful, because when I’m laying on side on a bed it’s difficult to keep the screen in portrait mode.

    • Mike Reid

      Are we ready for the next generation of mobile ads that measure your eye-ball movements ? :)

  • Sinned66

    I heard that if it detects Hillary Clinton’s face it explodes.

    • troyintn

      No, you were misinformed…it only explodes if it detects Mitch McConnel or any other right wingnut. Maybe even a couple of left wingnuts such as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

    • http://twitter.com/SpamStream lolwut

      I heard that when you use poor political satire on a technology site, you get downvoted

  • Guest

    how so? This is very possible. There is already a feature in S3s and N2s that keep the screen on if it sees you still looking at the screen.

  • guitarist5122

    Awesome! Wonder how long it will take to get this software to other samsung devices? Would love the smart pause feature on my Tab 2.

  • Jayshmay

    Please sign this White House petition for
    unlimited data! And share/pass this on, let’s
    spread thus like wild fire. We need 100,000
    signatures by April 4. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-mobile-carriers-offer-unlimited-data-plans-customers/zHKP6RC6

    • C-Law

      Even with enough signatures, you’re dreaming if you think the gov would do anything about this

    • Sean McKenzie

      Why must we insist on inserting the government into every facet of our lives? They have no business in this nor in the business of FORCING OEMS to unlock their phones. This is a blatant violation of the Commerce Clause, there are no powers enumerated in the Constitution where any level of government has the power to do this. I fear for that day when dunces like the one who PROPOSED these petitions (not @8b34609826b2f5fb5ace7a409cd1ab1b:disqus) get their way by whining to the government whenever they can’t have a cookie.

      • Patrick Smithopolis

        You have it wrong. For some reason the government saw fit to make cell phone unlocking illegal when they had no business getting involved. What activists are tying to do is to get that law repealed.

        I also think the FCC should stop handing out licenses for mobile spectrum and allow anyone to use them. With the technology available today, there’s no reason why carriers should have exclusive rights to mobile spectrum.

    • jbo1018

      As much as I would love to keep unlimited data the government has ZERO power to do this. I don’t think I would be comfortable if they did have that power.

      • http://twitter.com/SpamStream lolwut

        I’m sorry, are you seriously under the impression that governments can’t do literally anything they want? If they can kill you for any reason with a drone, they can mandate unlimited data. Come on.

        • jbo1018

          LOL? “Kill you for any reason with a drone.” I don’t know about you but I haven’t seen any drones flying around my town knocking people off for kicks…..or at all for that matter. I’m what I would call paranoid enough but no, with the way information spreads these days, I don’t even a little hit believe the government can just do whatever it wants.

    • kev2684
  • Jayshmay

    Yeah, I know, government can’t really force a private business to offer a certain service,. . .it is worth a try though!

    It is sad, cause I know damn well that with LTE & LTE-Advanced can handle a whole lot of traffic, especially with carrier aggregation. A supposed “spectrum” crunch wouldn’t harm a network using LTE/LTE -Advanced with carrier aggregation.

    • Knobskin

      They won’t even build a death star, Gov. is useless!

  • No_Nickname90

    “Might expect”? More like “better be”. I plan on trying the Note 2, or 3 and these features seem nice to try.

    And Heaven forbid they leave the time “02:xx” I refuse to have that heinous “0″ taking up them few pixels. And yes in the notification bar that’s a lot of space. Saves room for other notifications. =.P

    Unless that’s military time. Then I have nothing to worry about.

  • Marsg

    Touchwizes system settings looks like gingerbreads, not a fan of it. There’s also no soft keys, so back to capacitive.

  • paxmos

    So, is it too hard to scroll with A finger? Imagine people with strange looks on their faces now… I find it rather creepy.

  • dsdxp

    I’m pretty sure those screen shots are fake. Either that, or Samsung isn’t consistent with their explanations and has grammar issues. One of the descriptions has as a period at the end, the rest do not. All descriptions, other than Smart stay are described differently (they do not use the feature’s name in the description). Something is wrong.

  • JTRANN

    does anyone think that the s3 and note2 will get these features?