It’s Samsung Galaxy S IV launch day, and one of the big features tipped for Sammo’s latest flagship is eye-tracking technology, which - via the front-facing camera - allows you to scroll with your iBalls.
Not to be outdone, South Korea’s other big mobile manufacturer is set to introduce eye-tracking tech for the LG Optimus G Pro.
Perhaps in a bid to take some of the shine off of the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch, LG has fired out an eye recognition press release. Today. March 14. Amazing.
So now when Samsung gets all excited about eye-tracking later tonight, we’ll all be like: “Yeah man, the LG Optimus G Pro is getting that too. What else you got?”
Specifically, eye tracking for the LG Optimus G Pro will yield Smart Video, which pauses video playback when you take your eyes off the screen. Or, as LG puts it: “eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience”. Man, I hate manually controlling stuff. It’s so 20th century.
Actually, is it just me, or does that sound really terrible? So you can’t take your eyes off the screen if someone asks you a question, or you reach out to pick up your coffee, or a fly demands swatting… Maybe there’s some sort of delay; it only pauses if you look away for five seconds or something. Hmm.
The LG Optimus G Pro update will also introduce picture-in-picture, with the front and rear cameras grabbing images simultaneously.
Koreans will be first to see the LG Optimus G Pro update. It’ll start rolling out next month.