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Samsung Announces Galaxy S3 Premium Suite Upgrade

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Multiple window support, view most frequently used apps in a single pane, among other features integrated.

Samsung has announced that its flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone will receive the company's Premium Suite upgrade pack.

The upgrade, previously announced for the firm's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, introduces Page Buddy, a feature that predicts what the users wish to do based on their actions. For example, if one were to plug in headphones, the software will load the music player.

A contextual menu feature will be joining Page Buddy through the Premium Suite upgrade. It enables users to view their most frequently used apps within a single pane, as opposed to an entire list. Users will also be exposed to multiple window support.

The Reader Mode, meanwhile, is now capable of changing text size, as well as giving users the ability to share web pages, accompanied by a Facebook Lock Ticker that depicts a user's social news feed situated the on Galaxy S3's lock screen. The full list of features is as follows:

  • Page Buddy
  • Contexual Menu
  • Contexual Tag
  • Multi Window
  • Auto Share Shot Paring using NFC
  • Reader Mode
  • Facebook Lock Ticker

A release date has yet to be confirmed by Samsung, but it did say "availability and timing" of the update will "vary depending on country and mobile carrier."


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    freggo , December 8, 2012 8:47 AM
    You can bet that Apple lawyers will review the pack and if any of the new features will look like something they may have mentioned at a breakfast meeting as possible future upgrades for IOS they will file a lawsuit on copyright infringement.
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    halcyon , December 8, 2012 11:02 AM
    As the owner of an S3 the value that Samsung keeps slinging as a weapon is quite impressive. Tell me, what other manufacturer anywhere is doing better? Offering more? I've owned multiple iPhones and said it here before, I feel sorry for those that think the iPhone is the pinnacle of smartphones. The One X is nice but even it can't keep up with its not removable battery and less featured UI. Yes, the Note II is THE device to have (for those that the size works for) but the S3 is right there next to it (and I'm glad I've got one).
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    deftonian , December 8, 2012 11:43 AM
    very nice upgrade for the SIII users. Zak, +1 for not mentioning Apple or iPhone in this article, you're improving :) 
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    freggo , December 8, 2012 8:47 AM
    You can bet that Apple lawyers will review the pack and if any of the new features will look like something they may have mentioned at a breakfast meeting as possible future upgrades for IOS they will file a lawsuit on copyright infringement.
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    memadmax , December 8, 2012 8:50 AM
    freggoYou can bet that Apple lawyers will review the pack and if any of the new features will look like something they may have mentioned at a breakfast meeting as possible future upgrades for IOS they will file a lawsuit on copyright infringement.


    Don't forget that during that breakfast meeting they "wrote the idea down on a napkin" first.... thereby justifying they invented it first.
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    halcyon , December 8, 2012 11:02 AM
    As the owner of an S3 the value that Samsung keeps slinging as a weapon is quite impressive. Tell me, what other manufacturer anywhere is doing better? Offering more? I've owned multiple iPhones and said it here before, I feel sorry for those that think the iPhone is the pinnacle of smartphones. The One X is nice but even it can't keep up with its not removable battery and less featured UI. Yes, the Note II is THE device to have (for those that the size works for) but the S3 is right there next to it (and I'm glad I've got one).
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    deftonian , December 8, 2012 11:43 AM
    very nice upgrade for the SIII users. Zak, +1 for not mentioning Apple or iPhone in this article, you're improving :) 
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    beardguy , December 8, 2012 11:55 AM
    Meanwhile every other Samsung phone gets ignored ...

    I'll never buy another Samsung.
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    amuffin , December 8, 2012 11:56 AM
    pacomacThe Reader Mode is a direct iOS ripoff...

    LOL!

    Though I thought HTC was the first to do this...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rPDnPUW9wC4
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    halcyon , December 8, 2012 11:58 AM
    beardguyMeanwhile every other Samsung phone gets ignored ...I'll never buy another Samsung.

    They have other phones?





    Please don't answer that...it was facetious.
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    TunaSoda , December 8, 2012 12:42 PM
    beardguyMeanwhile every other Samsung phone gets ignored ...I'll never buy another Samsung.

    Tell that too my Note II...
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    wemakeourfuture , December 8, 2012 1:19 PM
    beardguy Meanwhile every other Samsung phone gets ignored ...I'll never buy another Samsung.


    TunaSodaTell that too my Note II...



    Unless you buy their highest end flagship phones (Galaxy S and Note) lines, buying Samsung will guarantee poor update support. They already have pretty crappy support for their S and S2. I wonder in 1-2 years if you will still be able to even update your S3 and Note II, maybe you will when the new OS is like 6 months old, like what they're doing with the S2 and JB
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    halcyon , December 8, 2012 1:28 PM
    wemakeourfutureUnless you buy their highest end flagship phones (Galaxy S and Note) lines, buying Samsung will guarantee poor update support. They already have pretty crappy support for their S and S2. I wonder in 1-2 years if you will still be able to even update your S3 and Note II, maybe you will when the new OS is like 6 months old, like what they're doing with the S2 and JB

    So what is the concensus on how long manufacturers and carriers should engineer support for and then roll out the latest OS for their phones. 3 years? Would that be the most fiscally wise thing for them to do?
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    TunaSoda , December 8, 2012 1:38 PM
    wemakeourfutureUnless you buy their highest end flagship phones (Galaxy S and Note) lines, buying Samsung will guarantee poor update support. They already have pretty crappy support for their S and S2. I wonder in 1-2 years if you will still be able to even update your S3 and Note II, maybe you will when the new OS is like 6 months old, like what they're doing with the S2 and JB

    You mean they won't update all their phone forever?? lol
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    TunaSoda , December 8, 2012 1:40 PM
    wemakeourfutureUnless you buy their highest end flagship phones...

    Um, the S2 was their "flagship phone" when it came out, no? lol
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    bjaminnyc , December 8, 2012 2:04 PM
    wemakeourfutureUnless you buy their highest end flagship phones (Galaxy S and Note) lines, buying Samsung will guarantee poor update support. They already have pretty crappy support for their S and S2. I wonder in 1-2 years if you will still be able to even update your S3 and Note II, maybe you will when the new OS is like 6 months old, like what they're doing with the S2 and JB


    So you think there should be no differentiation in the support between more and less expensive models? Samsung you're corporate slime, logical people expect you to do everything the same at every price point.... Drrrrr.

    FYI-You can always root the older, or lesser models to upgrade.
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    wemakeourfuture , December 8, 2012 3:46 PM
    halcyonSo what is the concensus on how long manufacturers and carriers should engineer support for and then roll out the latest OS for their phones. 3 years? Would that be the most fiscally wise thing for them to do?


    Apple generally has 3 years. Microsoft seems to be about 5 years.

    Android on average is well below that.
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    wemakeourfuture , December 8, 2012 3:47 PM
    TunaSodaUm, the S2 was their "flagship phone" when it came out, no? lol


    Yes, so what's your point? They are going to provide a JB update for it, just taking forever but at least you'll get it compared to other Samsung and Android device that are similar age or less and won't.
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    wemakeourfuture , December 8, 2012 3:50 PM
    bjaminnycSo you think there should be no differentiation in the support between more and less expensive models? Samsung you're corporate slime, logical people expect you to do everything the same at every price point.... Drrrrr. FYI-You can always root the older, or lesser models to upgrade.


    Microsoft seems to support updates on their mobile devices even if they aren't the highest end phones (as long as the hardware can support the upgrade).

    Rooting is not an option if you do not want to void your warranty.

    To buy a phone for $200-$500 and have roughly less than 1 year update support is a shame. This is what Samsung manages to do.
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    halcyon , December 8, 2012 4:41 PM
    ^You can't always have your cake and eat it too.

    wemakeourfutureApple generally has 3 years. Microsoft seems to be about 5 years.Android on average is well below that.

    I'm not positive about this, so don't quote me, but I think Apple has a lot less devices to think about. Its good though, that getting updates on iOS devices can be taken for granted. I doubt Android will ever see that.
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    unimatrixzero , December 8, 2012 7:23 PM
    After Samsung's announcement, Apple is feverishly working on patenting all of the graphical "animations" for those software upgrades:
    Page Buddy
    Contexual Menu
    Contexual Tag
    Multi Window
    Auto Share Shot Paring using NFC
    Reader Mode
    Facebook Lock Ticker
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