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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stop with the useless news, please!Reply
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.Reply
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.Reply
Don't forget that during that breakfast meeting they "wrote the idea down on a napkin" first.... thereby justifying they invented it first.
The Reader Mode is a direct iOS ripoff...Reply
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).Reply
very nice upgrade for the SIII users. Zak, +1 for not mentioning Apple or iPhone in this article, you're improving :)Reply
Meanwhile every other Samsung phone gets ignored ...Reply
I'll never buy another Samsung.
pacomacThe Reader Mode is a direct iOS ripoff...LOL!Reply
Though I thought HTC was the first to do this...
beardguyMeanwhile every other Samsung phone gets ignored ...I'll never buy another Samsung.They have other phones?Reply
Please don't answer that...it was facetious.
beardguyMeanwhile every other Samsung phone gets ignored ...I'll never buy another Samsung.Tell that too my Note II...Reply