Eye Pause and Eye Scroll new trademark names for Samsung’s ‘Nature UI 2.0’

In May last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy SIII with a whole lot of new new features. One of these new features is “Smart Stay”: the front camera detects if you have your eyes open and prevents the screen from turning off. New trademark names confirm that Samsung is working on doing more with the front camera. “Eye Pause” and “Eye Scroll” are new features from Samsung. What that name refers to exactly is still open to interpretation, but it would seem that the front camera looks at your eyes to work out when the text on the page needs to scroll up or down.

Of course, the question is, “When are we going to see this in our smartphones?!”. We don’t know exactly, but we know that Samsung announces a new version of their Touch-Wiz UI every year. These features seem to follow in the flow of the Touch-wiz Nature UI which was launched in conjunction with the Galaxy SIII.Perhaps we will see these new features launched with the Galaxy SIV? What do you think? Would a feature like this be useful?

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3 years 18 days ago

Galaxy s1 jelly bean update when come?

3 years 19 days ago

Seems cool. What i would like is smart stay to be little faster when scanning for my eyes to make it really useful. :) Same goes for these too. GO SAMSUNG! 441 ppi in amoleds WOHOOO! c;

3 years 19 days ago

Nah the best idea would be to use an IR led instead of a flashlight to illuminate the face of the user. The camera should then be able to see in the dark.

3 years 19 days ago

@Peter Gratineau:

Do not wary about darkened environment. Samsung will put a flash light on the front of the phone to illuminate your eyes so the front camera sees what your eye balls are doing. That is going to poke you straight in the eyes and you will not be able to see the phone, but the phone will be able to see you, and that is all that matters. Off course I am joking.

Peter, thank you for your comment. Now we see even better how senseless this innovation is. This feature would not consistently work. Once a user sets a feature on, he counts on it to always work, and if that is not happening, it becomes a cause of a frustration, and frustrations are not natural, but a bad user experience.

Peter Gratineau
3 years 19 days ago

This technology would be nice if it worked while using the tablet in a dark enviroment smart stay also doesn’t work when using my Note in the darkened bedroom

3 years 19 days ago

great its helpful for me thankyou for samsung UI team

3 years 19 days ago

@ sa71. Great point about dual sim on flagship phones but i think the main reason why dual sim phones are not available on high end phone is because carriers do not like this. They would rather customers stick to their network and hence why phones bought from carriers are usually sim locked to prevent customers from using other sim cards. Smartphones are expensive and when bought from carriers they are often subsidised on a monthly plan to help customers buy the phone. Dual sim phones are most often targeted at the lower end market and in developing countries which is why the hardware is less advance. There are ways of putting 2 sim cards in the phone but i dont think you are able to use them both at the same time.

3 years 19 days ago

@ ryarrell
well said ;)

3 years 20 days ago

This is WHY SAMSUNG rules in software development and feature solutions. Nobody beats Samsung period if you’re not rolling with Samsung the simply your not rolling.

3 years 20 days ago

update n7000

3 years 20 days ago

updatr n7000

3 years 20 days ago

Well done. About time too.

3 years 20 days ago

Another useless function… Another battery leechers…

3 years 20 days ago

I think/hope they use it like if you’re reading near the bottom of the page it will automatically scroll it up, like you do when you are near it… And always remember, with these special features, there’s always an option to turn them of. So it won’t use energy or has influence on how you interact with your phone

3 years 20 days ago

cool !

3 years 20 days ago

I understand they need to differentiate themselves from the rest of the crowd by innovations. This one does not seem to be neither natural nor useful to me. Besides, it probably requires a significant amount of hardware resources.
To me, even though S Pen is not an innovation, reintroduced known feature, is much more natural and useful.
I think every 4.5″ + phone should have a precise stylus pen. Voice to text is very natural too, but, unfortunately, it is limited to a few languages.

These are the two features that are really natural. Rolling my eyes left and right, up and down is not natural to me at all.

The other thing that all the companies miss is making dual SIM flagship phones. Up until now, dual SIM always comes with a weak hardware. It is quite natural having two lines on a good phone, one for private, other for business use.

One more thing that is often missed is a good bezel. Samsung is known by making sensitive bezels. I cannot imagine a decent looking Samsung phone after six months of use without having back and sides protectors.

3 years 20 days ago

Well they could do an over-the-air gesture. Like close app, zoom in and out, next page. Works well with tablets. You dont need to touch from afar. Example, a choir, a pianist. You just need a better front cam for it. lol. just my idea. :)

3 years 20 days ago

This is what samsung is famous for… Innovation… Nature UX is really “Designed For Humans” :)

3 years 20 days ago

this was just launched by google chrome, so you can’t say it’s a samsung trademark!