LG Trumps Samsung? Announces Eye Tracking SW ‘value pack’ for Optimus G Pro

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  1. dgstorm

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    Could it be that LG just trumped Samsung on their big Galaxy launch day? Besides the humorous billboard ad we shared earlier, LG also announced they will have a new "Value Pack" update for their Optimus G Pro flagship that will include their own eye-tracking software. This value pack also includes some other intriguing features, here's a quote with the details,

    You have to hand it to LG for trying to create their own hype machine by piggy-backing off of Samsung's own PR monster. Is it a bit trollish? Probably, but if it ends up being effective then it will still turn into a good strategy. Plus, if Samsung can poke fun at Apple, then there's no reason LG can't poke a little fun at Samsung.

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    I still think eye-tracking has to be a HUGE battery drain. Even if on only when the screen is on, I assume they are doing this thru the front facing camera. Just seems like a lot of resources and CPU power to do that.
     
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    I think eye tracking is a huge BFD. Seriously, I just don't see the point in it. Before a phone goes to sleep, the screen dims a bit. Is it really so hard to touch the screen to not let it go asleep? I dunno, it all just seem so meh of a feature.
     
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    LET THE LAWSUITS BEGIN!!!

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    The picture-in-picture feature sounds kinda neat.