Samsung Galaxy S4: Air View video

Samsung Galaxy S4: Air View

Samsung grouped some of the most exciting new features of the Galaxy S4 under the 'Convenience' header.

These include Air View and Air Gesture hands-free control, eye-tracking technology in the form of Smart Pause, and a tilt control feature called Smart Scroll.

Air View

In this video we give you a quick look at Air View in action on the Galaxy S4. This feature allows you to hover over information in certain apps, such as the email and calendar apps, and get a preview of the content.

This means rather than touching the screen and opening an email you can merely hover over the screen and see the first few lines as a pop-up preview.

Air View also works on videos, allowing you to scroll ahead to different parts of the video and see a preview of the action ahead. Clever, huh? Useful? We shall see.

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by Joe Cox

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).