Samsung’s Galaxy S III as well as the upcoming Galaxy S IV will feature smart scrolling and smart pause, at least according to a series of screenshots leaked by SamMobile.
The screenshots taken on a Galaxy S III device running a leaked version of Android 4.2.1 confirm that the latest version of Jelly Bean will feature smart scrolling and smart pause.
The insider who provided this information to SamMobile confirmed that the next generation of the Galaxy S will indeed have the much hyped Smart Scroll and Smart Pause features.
After the success of the S3, anticipation has arisen for a new S4. The Galaxy S3 last year emerged as a true rival to Apple’s iPhone, even seeing accelerating sales after the iPhone 5 launched late last year.
The Smart Scroll feature would monitor the movement of users’ eyes and move the screen accordingly. As one 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.”
As seen in the screenshots below, users can adjust the speed and acceleration of the scrolling based on how their eyes and head move up and down. They can also select which applications can tap into Smart Scroll.
Another feature called Smart Pause can pause a video when people look away from the screen.
We’ll have to wait till March 14th to find out if these screenshots are legit. Samsung is all set to unveil its Galaxy S IV next week at a launch event next week.