Lots of people have been talking about the release of the latest iteration of the popular Samsung Galaxy S series – The Galaxy S III. It started from overblown expectations when the news of its arrival went live, then became a reality for the most part upon its announced release. Samsung has then garnered a spot in the Smartphone business world ever since it partnered with Google’s Android OS. They have had one successful launch after another with their Galaxy phones.
Samsung has been on the rise in the recent years. They have already overtaken Nokia, as the largest and most popular phone manufacturer in the world. The Korean firm is planning to cement its lead against Apple’s iPhone with the recent launch of the Galaxy S III, prompting that it will be worldwide to over 300 mobile carriers by the end of July. It would seem that this lead could become very real with its 9 Million pre-orders worldwide compared to the iPhone’s 4 Million pre-orders
Samsung’s Galaxy S III will ship with the Music HUB that Samsung has been working on since the acquisition of mSpot Inc sometime ago. The music service will be available to countries like Britain, France, Spain, Germany and Italy. There is no official statement yet as to if, and when the other countries will be able to avail of this offering. Samsung’s Music HUB provides a service that feels similar to Apple’s itunes service. The services allows for both streaming and downloading of music content that ranges to about 19 Million songs.
The few flagship phones from Samsung also boast the new quad-core Exynos processor, giving it more power than any of its predecessors. This leads the world to believe that the next generations of Smartphone processors are truly here with the arrival of quad-core processor powered phones. We can only hope that the developers begin to see this next step in the phone evolution so that they can finally optimize their apps to work with multiple cores.
Samsung also introduces a unique new feature that follows your eyes. Samsung’s Galaxy S III is able to track if you are looking at the screen and prevent the screen from turning off while you are still looking at it. This is a welcome feature, especially if I am reading articles or books using my phone.
All that being said, the phone wars are not simply on hardware alone; you can have the most powerful hardware, but if you leave so many holes in your software, the hardware is all for naught. What Samsung really needs to deliver from here on out, is the fluidity of the Samsung Galaxy interface and the optimization of its Touch-wiz launcher if they plan to really keep it. I understand the need to separate their looks from the competition, but they should look further into making sure that stability takes precedence over aesthetics, or at least make them equal as Apple’s iPhones did.
The Samsung Galaxy phones are now in the spotlight, and they can maintain that as long as they keep the growing fan base happy with their products and update their OS promptly. Hopefully, now that they have the most powerful hardware in the business, they can focus on developing the most optimized Android OS in their offerings.