We heard rumors at the start of this week that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV will feature eye tracking technology to scroll through pages as you read content, and now it looks as though those features could be heading to the Galaxy S III as well.

Screenshots published by SamMobile this morning, from a leaked version of Android 4.2.1 intended for the Galaxy S III, show the smart screen features in more detail, with some previously unseen additions. These include 'smart pause', which pauses video content when you face away from the display, and 'smart rotation', which can adjust the rotation of the display to match the direction in which you're looking at the screen.

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Looking at the screenshots, it appears as though the previously rumored 'smart scroll' feature will be able to work with a range of applications such as web browsers and e-mail clients, and you can choose to turn the feature on and off for individual apps, as well as manage the scrolling speed.

It will be interesting to see whether these new features are rolled out at the same time for both the Galaxy S III and IV, with the Galaxy S IV being unveiled at an event in New York on March 14. Either way, this is great news for Galaxy S III users who don't want to upgrade their hardware to receive the latest features.

Source: SamMobile

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

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  • turitibi

    it's in the first 4.2.1 leak, just have to push the 'Smart Stay' toogle a bit longer, all comes up :)

  • http://twitter.com/xplodwild Guillaume

    Well, that's another way to eat your battery.

    • http://twitter.com/SvenDaWhoop Sky Sailor

      Let's hope the S4 will have a big battery.

      • Scott

        This is where every phone except the Razr Maxx and Maxx HD fail to perform.

        • fixxmyhead

          ugh stop praising your gay ass droid maxx its locked down verizon garbage. also what about the note 2?

          • Scott

            Do you like following me?

          • fixxmyhead

            I'm not I just remember your face and u praising that thing

  • Jrocker23

    From what I'm hearing from some insiders is that it causes big battery drain... Hopefully final product fixes that...

    • hyperbolic

      Same as smart stay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tautvydas.kaziukonis Tautvydas Kaziukonis

      Is your insider called common sense?

    • Pete Van Wattingen

      Then it will just have to be released on the Note II as well and maybe I'll drop below 50% after a day.

  • Tee

    So the device is following your head movements, not your eyes. That's not so high tech after all.

    • Tomi Golob


  • Steve Sy

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand 99% of actual users end up turning the 'features' off.

  • TY

    Where's my holo?
    And please, just throw that menu button away. And properly place the back button.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    I was excited about the "smart" features on the GSIII, but smart rotation ended up causing lag when rotating the phone normally, and smart stay just didn't always work, which seemed more frustrating. now, they're all disabled.

  • Jaime Larios

    Smart rotation is already in the 4.1.2 build for the GS3.

    • Matthew Fry

      yes, this ^

  • Matthew Fry

    Is it just me, or does "A range of applications" as a settings header smack of fakeness?

  • Imran Mirza

    this is amazing and this will change the future of Cell Phones.