News by Andrew Kameka on Friday December 07, 2012.
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Samsung has announced that it will deliver a Premium Suite update to the Galaxy S III that adds new features first seen on the Galaxy Note II. The Korean manufacturer has even shown a demo video that previews the upcoming features. Many of the features are Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based refinements of what has been seen on other devices or upgraded from previous versions of the Galaxy S III. Exact dates for release have not been announced because availability will vary by region and carrier demands, but here's a quick look at what to expect:
- Page Buddy is an automated settings manager that reacts to certain actions. For instance, plugging in earphones can trigger the music app.
- Contextual Menu provides an option to show most frequently used apps ahead of others rather than the standard alphabetical list.
- Contextual tags can add weather, date, people, and location data to photos taken with a Galaxy S III.
- Multi Window can split the screen to show two apps at once. This is limited to select apps, like Gmail or the browser, but it enables advanced multitasking.
- Auto Share Shot Pairing will make it easier for users to pair devices through NFC and enable automatic group sharing of photos at an event.
- Reader Mode adjusts text size of a browser by switching to a Pocket or Readability style view that strips non essential content.
- Facebook Lock Ticker shows news feeds displayed on the lock screen in a small ticker that goes across the screen. It can be opened to reveal more updates and links to posts.source: Samsung
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