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Samsung Releases Galaxy S IV Teaser; Phone to Have ‘Eye Scrolling’ Feature

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Samsung previously announced their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV on March 14th in New York City. According to the New York Times, a Samsung employee who has tried the latest phone says it will come with a new feature known as ‘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.

What’s interesting about this ‘exclusive’ (*cough* controlled leak) to the NYT is the following line:

The Samsung employee said that over all, the software features of the new phone outweighed the importance of the hardware.

Kevin Packingham, Samsung’s chief product officer, in a statement stressed the opposite of this, saying “it’s an amazing phone.”

Android smartphones have long been engaged in a hardware specifications arms race, bombarding consumers with fast CPUs, RAM and larger displays, the opposite approach of Apple. We have previously seen Samsung attack the specs of the iPhone 5 compared to the Galaxy S III with this misleading ad.

Also, the first teaser of the Galaxy S IV was released by Samsung today (it doesn’t reveal much):

Just recently at Mobile World Congress, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8.0, an iPad mini competitor (with cellular capabilities).

What will the Galaxy S IV bring to target iPhone users? We’ll find out soon enough.

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  • djepsilon

    That was easily the most retarded “trailer” I think I have ever seen. Are they trying to say Samsung Galaxy owners are little children?…

    …On second thought, maybe it actually IS a great trailer!

  • pegger1

    That was beyond lame. They should stick to their Apple bashing ads, much more enjoyable to watch (and I’m an iPhone user)

  • FragilityG4

    Wow. That was bad. I mean really bad. Maybe this Galaxy comes with a rattle …

  • Renegader

    iOS is becoming boring. It’s been the same basic look for nearly 6 years. I love my 4S and have loved every iPhone before that, but it’s becoming stale. If they don’t spruce up iOS then I may jump ship to an Android phone

  • SimOllik

    I don’t understand why ppl keep saying that. sure they can tweak it a bit but only so much. iOS is designed to be SIMPLE and EASY to use, they dont want to bloat it with features that are useless. I love every bit of iOS. The reason i never EVER contemplated a switch to any other OS is because there all so damn confusing. try android, its to complex of a OS. Especially since now a days ease of use can trump petty customization features.

  • Anon

    Bloat? The problem is that iOS is catering to the lowest common denominator. ie: dumb tech-illiterate people that need to be spoon fed. Apple can easily incorporate all of Android features as an OPTION, disabled by default. I hate having to Jailbreak just to get simple features like: Bluetooth sharing, and toggle select to chose default browser / mail / navigation, SBRotator which enables to rotate your screen in landscape mode, like the iPad. And other “complex” features, LOL.

  • ????Dennis

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. iOS now caters to the simpletons. My father in-law has one and learned to use it fully the first week. He can barely use a computer…. I have had the iPhone since the original and I have been bored with it since the 4. Only thing that keeps me with Apple is the hardware. Apple needs to incorporate the simple features as default and give us computer literate folks advanced features that allow us to have simple things like a drop down for brightness, Bluetooth etc…. The minute a Samsung looks sexy, I’m gone!

  • ????Dennis

    I actually think its quite clever. The kid is going to be delivering it to New York and is responsible for “the next best thing”. It’s trying to build hype and succeeds in making you remember the revealing date. I hope Samsung has a winner on its hands with the eye scrolling feature. Hopefully Apple starts to add something new because they been dropping the ball since the 4 and my 4 is on its last legs!

  • FragilityG4

    Okay. Eye scroll is “the next big thing” okay. If you think that ad is clever than you’ve really drank the Android cool aid.
    “Apple add something new because they been dropping the ball” what is Samsung doing that’s so much better??

  • Samsung Wallet.

    Wait. Wut?

  • FragilityG4

    Ridiculous. Have you ever used a Mac? Same thing — Less is More. I’m sorry if you think it’s too simplistic but I would use a Mac over a PC any day and I would use iOS over Android any day.

  • Anthony W

    Calm down. You miss the point. Everyone loves the simplicity of iPhone. No doubt on the greatness of that. But it lacks “options” for advance users who like to tweak or customize their phones. Apple restricts so many things that it’s not funny. I have been using iPhone since the first model. Every time I buy the newest version of the iPhone is when jailbreak becomes available for that model. For advance users, jailbreak iOS > Android but original iOS < Android.

  • FragilityG4

    What options does it lack?

  • SimOllik

    I totally agree FragilityG4. @4cc96b2e68d5744607b77bf5709ad4c7:disqus read my second sentence

  • Acer12345

    Generally speaking…anything to do with customizability.

  • iFone

    and yet that’s the point why people go and buy an iPhone. This whole thing about iOS is boring is much bullshit. Truly the only difference Android OS offers to iOS is customization on the homepage. That’s it. How much Windows change since Win 95 to Win 7? How about MacOS? Not much in YEARS!!!

    Also, the whole comment about users being stupid and computer illiterate is much crap. People simply don’t care as much as you do about silly customization like what Android offers, and having something that truly works and has store support is what sells. Period.

  • Anon

    Read my comment above. I mentioned a few features.

  • N

    Look kid, it’s dick in a box!!

  • FragilityG4

    Yawn … The things it “lacks” is so irrelevant to 99% of their consumers. Why would Apple want to cater to 1% of their consumers?

  • max

    Whatever guy!!! You wait for days and months on end for a jailbreak to be released so that you can customize your iPhone to have a little bit of some android like features and customizations. ? I totally understand that sometimes apple implements a feature which other companies also implement not copy and like wise apple. Before apple bought siri, they were some apps in the app store that were doing the exact same thing, apple didn’t invent or come up with the notification centre and neither did they invent smartphones they only perfected it. Before passbook there were a ton of apps in the app store that also did the same thing before apple made it theirs. So excuse you and your blind fanboyism if other companies take that idea and make it available to non ios users.

  • jackie

    go ahead, jump to Android, I bet you’ll come running back to iPhone because Android sucks big time… but your call…

  • Looks like I hit a nerve 🙂

    I’m just going from what I’m seeing. Look at the Samsung Wallet icon vs Passbook icon. Clearly it was inspired by Apple.

    Samsung also said they are favouring this over NFC, which they have realized is harder to implement.

  • Anon

    Yup, ignorance is bliss.

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