08 May 2012
Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Brings New Features
Samsung recently announced their new Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) phone and while Samsung’s marketing department will tell you it’s all about nature and being human, hardware fans will tell you it’s all about the specs, and the software crowd will tell you it’s about the operating system, I think it’s all about being creative.
From a hardware perspective, the screen has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display which is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. The device has Samsung’s new 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, along with a GPU that is suppose to be 65 percent faster than the chip on the Galaxy S II. The phone is powered by a removable 2,100mAh battery. As for memory the S3 has a micro-SIM that provides room for expansion, but the base memory is 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, depending on which version you buy.
From a software perspective the S3 runs the Android 4.0 operating system and offers S-Voice and the picture in picture ability to watch videos while typing. The facial recognition feature is also an intriguing ability to add to the developer toolbox.
But from a creative perspective mobile phones are more than just plastic devices. They are an extension of our ability to reach across space and time to do things we otherwise wouldn’t be able to do. Smart phone is such s limiting term. It’s a communicator, a navigator, an educator, and a companion. What we can do with them to enrich our lives and the lives of others is what makes them valuable, not their hardware, software, or organic-ness.
As a developer what would you do with more horse power and SDK support?