Galaxy S IV will have eye scrolling

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by quietstormSD, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  2. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
  3. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    And what is your point? Care to explain?

    I'm really looking forward to what S4 will be packing!
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Great, this will be usefull.

    Like tilt to zoom.
  5. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    If it works consistently, it could be nice. However, I foresee some serious usability issues: It won't work in the dark, probably won't work well with other people around watching your phone, etc.

    The magic of Apple is that they have technology for a purpose. Do I NEED to have eye scrolling? Nope. It is a wizz-bang feature that will get them some initial sales, but if it doesn't work well, they're going to have a big user/media backlash to deal with.
  6. reyalP macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2012
    It's a feature that is going to eat up battery. With a 5 inch screen at 1080p it won't be worth it when you have to charge it every 30 minutes. Iphone has a retina display and easily fits in the pocket. All these large screen phones require a suitcase to carry and look absolutely ridiculous plastered to your ear.
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    You're comparing a smartphone which hasn't even been released yet to the iPhone-- which has been on the market since September.

    I'm also excited to see what the new S4 offers. Eye scrolling sounds like a good idea, but we'll see if its actually useful. Siri sounded great at first too but no one I know actually uses that feature either.
  8. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2010
    Apple is coming up with the feature where phone will do "mind reading".

    Like ...just think about closing the will be closed.

    Think about launching the Music app for and play will happen.

    I think that will be really cool!! :D
  9. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Santa Fe, TX
    I bet it won't look nearly as ridiculous as your post does.

    This thread was moved from the main forum wasn't it.


    Smart stay works in the dark. Face unlock which works with the same tech also works with multiple people looking at your screen.

    You don't need a touch screen by the way.
  10. Hail Caesar macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2013
    Just another tick on a sheet of paper that essentially is meaningless.
  11. dojoman macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    No, it doesn't. Smartstay does not work well and I can see another useless feature like this with eye scrolling.
  12. torana355 macrumors 68030

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Another tick that would be mind blowing if Apple implemented it, yet is "meaningless" when the competition thinks of it.
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    If it works it will be great, but a lot of the features like smartstay Are not that good because they fail a lot.
  14. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Good idea on paper. Let's wait and see how it performs before we *izz our pants. :)
  15. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Retina that has been outclassed for a while now, and seriously how tiny are your pockets? Even the S3 isn't that much bigger than an iPhone 5, so unless you're wearing Apple iJeans where the pocket is the exact dimensions of an iPhone you'll have no trouble pocketing the device. I can fit my Nexus 7 in my jeans pocket, my work pocket, it fits in my friends jeans pocket.

    The whole "I'll need a suitcase to carry my phone" was never funny yet it gets regurgitated by people who will do anything to assert that the iPhone is the perfect size for everyone in the World because Apple said so.
  16. knucklehead, Mar 4, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013

    knucklehead macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2003
  17. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    What is the practical gain for users in having progressed beyond the ability of the human eye to discern pixels at viewing distance on the 3.5" to 5.8" phone screen?
  18. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    Love my note 2 but smart stay doesnt work for ****. I just hope the s4 has the s pen


    Must. Troll. Harder.
  19. ReanimationN macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Sounds great if it works, but how will it work? If you're reading to the end of a page/bottom of the phone, and then dart your eyes back to the top of the phone to check something you've read, how will it react?
  20. dojoman macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    Mind blown if I roll my eyes to reboot the device. :eek:
  21. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Wow.. neat idea.

    Oh wait, it's from Samsung?

    It's stupid.
  22. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006

    Wait. Have you been taken over by a pod person??
  23. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Do you have inside tech info or are you just assuming it will eat up the battery? The S3 already keeps the screen on if you are looking at the screen, doesn't seem to be a huge battery hog.
  24. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    Just imagine how great this feature would be if Apple had come up with it first. :)
  25. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    Features like this aren't for everyone, but some people will definitely use it. and maybe the first gen might suck, but it will get better in time.

    What really has me scratching my head here isn't which company would do it better- I'm just shocked that Apple hasn't really had any great original ideas lately. Everyone used to rip on Samsung for copying Apple, and I believe they did in a lot of ways. But it's clear that while they used Apple as a launching point, they have been innovating like crazy and most of their newer cool features were never even on Apple's radar. There are obvious exceptions, of course.

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