The war between Samsung and LG seems to be getting more and more intense with each passing day.
Last week at the unveiling of Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung highlighted the special feature of Smart Pause. While watching a video, if the user turns his head away, the video will automatically pause. According to the latest report, LG has accused it’s fellow smart phone maker Samsung for a case of possible patent infringement on the Smart Pause.
During a particular preview of the Galaxy S4, much before it’s launch, the company cleared the air that it won’t be using the eye-tracking technology as earlier stated. Instead, it will make use of the facial recognition principle.
The day before, however, LG said Smart Video — which will be using eye tracking to control video playback would be made available to the soon coming Optimus G Pro device. With Smart Video, LG believes that the phone recognizes the position of the eyes to automatically play or stop a video. LG went on to add that they had applied for a patent to protect the Smart Video and Smart Pause feature way back in 2009. Whereas their Korean competitors had filed for a patent for “Eye Pause” as late as February 2013.
This isn’t the first time LG and Samsung have released similar products. Samsung has previously criticized LG with a patent lawsuit regarding it’s LCD displays, and at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung revealed a curved OLED TV just hours before LG touted what it called the world’s first curved OLED TV.
Well, this fight seems to be getting better and better with each passing day. All we need to do is wait and watch to see who finally gets the upper hand in this battle.