LG to Give Optimus G Pro Eye-Controlled Video Feature
LG today announced that a forthcoming software update to the Optimus G Pro will let users control video playback with their eyes. The feature, called Smart Video, will use the camera to recognize when the device owner is looking at the phone's display during video playback. When the owner turns their eyes away from the display, the Smart Video software will automatically stop the video playback. Similarly, it will resume video playback when the owner's eyes return to the screen. The software update also adds a picture-in-picture feature, called Dual Camera, that lets users take still images with both the main camera and user-facing camera at the same time. This second feature builds on a capability already present in the Optimus G Pro, called Dual Recording, which does the same thing, but with video. The software update also adds a TV remote control, the ability to customize the color of the LED lights surrounding the home button, colored emoticons, and the ability to pause/resume video capture to create a single video file. The software is being rolled out to the Korean variant of the Optimus G Pro in April first, with other variants and premium devices to follow.
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