With the Samsung Galaxy S III already on the receiving end of the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 update, our attention turns to what’s next? Well, thanks to a new video on Samsung’s Global Tomorrow website, we’re getting an early preview of exactly what Samsung has in mind for the future of their flagship smartphone.
The good news is that you’ve already seen most of these features, as they are directly from the current feature set of the Galaxy Note II, including multi-window support, customizable notification panel, smart rotation and more. The total feature set available with Samsung’s Premium Suite Upgrade (Part 1 mind you) include:
- (1) 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.
- (2) 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.
- (3) Contextual Tag: When you take a picture on the phone, you can tag the weather, date, and place immediately.
- (1) Multi Window: You can open two different apps at the same time into two different windows on the mobile screen.
- (2) 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
- (3) Reader Mode: You can easily control the size of the text on your browser! Also, you can just click the webpage to share it!
- (4) Facebook Lock Ticker: The easiest way to see your Facebook News Feeds – set your phone to show it on your lock screen.
Some of the features will be included in Part 2, and that’s ok as we need something else to look forward to. There’s no word on when or if these features will arrive on T-Mobile as the final determination will be carrier discretion. Not to worry, the good news is we know the Android developer community will take the bull by the horns and bring these features to everyone.