There is no argument that Google’s Android OS has emerged as the most dominant and popular mobile OS in the market today. It seems that every month consumers are introduced the constant tagline of “the best android device ever” only to find mediocre phones. However when it comes to Samsung’s line of Galaxy S smartphones, they are indeed the creme-de-la- creme of Android devices and the new Galaxy S III smartphone is the crown jewel of the Android world.
Samsung Electronics is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and unlike its chief rival Apple, Samsung actually designs and manufacturers the major technology that go into its devices. Even the Google owned Motorola Mobility cannot keep up with the gold standard pace set forth by Samsung, which is why Google chose Samsung to produce its line of Nexus smartphones as well as set the standards for Android devices overall.
The Galaxy S III is a substantial upgrade from its predecessors it boasts: a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with 720p resolution (bigger than the previous two Android flagships, the 4.7-inch HTC One X and 4.65-inch Galaxy Nexus; Quad-Core Exynos 4 Processor; 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front camera, up to 64GB of storage; at a thickness of 0.34 inches thick it is 0.03 inches thinner than the iPhone 4S, 5.38 inches tall and 2.78 inches wide; 2100mAh battery which is a big one; and running on Google’s premier Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Also new this year is the introduction of S Beam, which allows the user to send files from one S3 to another S3 phone. (Around 1GB of data in under 3 minutes) AllShare Play(file-sharing), AllShare Cast (streams video) Group Cast (shares your screen with other Galaxy S III(s) on the same network); Face Slide Show (facial recognition that sends you directly to a person’s social network profile. Then there are “natural interaction” features like “Smart Stay,” which stares into your eyes when you’re looking at the screen to keep the screen bright, “Direct Call,” which starts dialing a person you were about to text if you put the phone next to your head while in the text messaging app, and S Voice, which is like Siri, but a little less intelligent.