Looks like LG is going to be debuting its own eye-recognition technology, possibly to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S IV's rumored eye-scrolling tech. LG's new tech will be available for the LG Optimus G Pro next month in Korea. It will be part of an entire value pack of updates, which includes a new camera feature, a "Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad", customizable LED lighting, and the first Android emoticons to come in different colors.
The Smart Video feature is a new multimedia UX feature that will enhance the user's viewing experience. Through the use of advanced eye recognition technology, the phone will be able to detect whether or not its user's eyes are looking at the smartphone screen. If the user is looking away, the video will pause. When the user stares back to the screen, the video will resume playing. This will make sure that if you're distracted, you still won't miss a single moment of the video.
The value pack update also brings several other features. The "Dual Camera" feature will let you simultaneously take pictures with your rear and front-facing camera, so that you can "be a part of the story" and not just an observer. The Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad feature will work together with the QRemote function to allow you to use your LG device to control LG-branded Smart TVs. There will be customizable LED lights, which will let you customize notifications for specific contacts. Lastly, there will be colored emoticons for your device, so you don't have to stick to the boring, old, green Android.
LG, like Samsung, understands that hardware isn't the only major driving point for devices. Dr. Jong-seok Park, the CEO of LG's Electronics Mobile Communications Company, stated, "LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers. It's the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs." LG will be bringing this value pack update to not only the Optimus G Pro, but to its other high-end smartphones in the future as well.
[via Android Community]