Samsung is known for the uniqueness that it adds to its smartphones especially when it comes to apps. The company took it all a step ahead with the announcement of the Galaxy S III. It further upped the ante with the Galaxy Note II with features like pop-up browser and multi window, which were more than handy features on a smartphone or shall we say phablet. Now I can understand if most of the Galaxy S III users out there would envy these features on the bigger Galaxy sibling. But it seems like Samsung doesn’t want you to be, as it has just announced the Premium Suite for Galaxy S III smartphone. No it’s not some room in a hotel for GS3 users, but a Suite of features which bring most of the features of the Galaxy Note II and some. The features have been broken down into two categories namely Contextual Awareness and Enhanced Features.
So what exactly does the Premium Suite bring to the Galaxy S III? Read on to know more.
- Page Buddy: Your phone will smartly predict what you intend to do according to your actions. For example, when you plug in your earphones, the device automatically opens up a page with the music player.
- Contextual Menu: When you list up apps, you can now choose to see the most frequently used ones first. Especially convenient when you’re looking through apps to find files to attach.
- Contextual Tag: When you take a picture on the phone, you can tag the weather, date, and place immediately.
- Multi Window: You can open two different apps at the same time into two different windows on the mobile screen.
- Auto Share Shot Pairing using NFC: By setting the camera to ‘Auto Share Shot’ mode, you can quickly share your photos and videos by simply tapping their GALAXY S III with other NFC and S-Beam enabled devices
- Reader Mode: You can easily control the size of the text on your browser! Also, you can just click the webpage to share it!
- Facebook Lock Ticker: The easiest way to see your Facebook News Feeds – set your phone to show it on your lock screen.
These features make the Galaxy S III more appealing to the users. While the smaller display real estate might pose a problem for features like multi-window and pop up browser on the smartphone, it is certainly very welcome. Your device needs to be running on Jelly Bean to be eligible for the Premium Suite. So Verizon users will have to wait till they get JB running on their device. It’s really cool how Samsung manages to support its smartphones with features like these when other manufacturers tend to forget their flagships as soon as a new one arrives. This, we believe, is the key to Samsung’s success. Can we see more of this in the coming in the future? We certainly hope so. The Galaxy Note II is a unique device and it took off exactly where its predecessor left. There’s no competitor for the device in the market right now, as the standards set by Samsung are just too high. Although its design is more or less the same as the Galaxy S III, the device has managed to impress one and all. The Galaxy S IV has already gotten us all excited, which should be a vast improvement over the Galaxy S III according to what the rumor mills are suggesting. It’s still early days though. Check out the video below for details on Premium Suite. This is Part 1 of a two part series.