Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Brings New Features

Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Brings New Features

Samsung recently announced their new Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) phone and while Samsung’s marketing department will tell you it’s all about nature and being human, hardware fans will tell you it’s all about the specs, and the software crowd will tell you it’s about the operating system, I think it’s all about being creative.

From a hardware perspective, the screen has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display which is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. The device has Samsung’s new 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, along with a GPU that is suppose to be 65 percent faster than the chip on the Galaxy S II. The phone is powered by a removable 2,100mAh battery. As for memory the S3 has a micro-SIM that provides room for expansion, but the base memory is 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, depending on which version you buy.

From a software perspective the S3 runs the Android 4.0 operating system and offers S-Voice and the picture in picture ability to watch videos while typing. The facial recognition feature is also an intriguing ability to add to the developer toolbox.

But from a creative perspective mobile phones are more than just plastic devices. They are an extension of our ability to reach across space and time to do things we otherwise wouldn’t be able to do. Smart phone is such s limiting term. It’s a communicator, a navigator, an educator, and a companion. What we can do with them to enrich our lives and the lives of others is what makes them valuable, not their hardware, software, or organic-ness.

As a developer what would you do with more horse power and SDK support?


Charles McKeever

Charles McKeever is a life long computer geek who enjoys exploring technologies to understand how they work, how they can be smashed together, and how they can be used to fuel entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Charles McKeever
    Posted at 17:04h, 08 May

    Personally I think anything I could do myself that doesn’t really need to be done by me would a great feature for making software smarter. A perfect example would be the automatic tagging and sharing of photos I take of people in my social network. Taking the picture, tagging the person, then uploading to my social network of choice holds no real value. I would rather have the phone ask me to confirm the person, tag them, then upload and share for me automatically.

  • Charles McKeever
    Posted at 14:49h, 06 December

    I seriously looked at the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 devices before upgrading to the iPhone 5, but it all came down to apps. iOS won hands down for me.

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