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Anything not hardware related in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III

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Anything not hardware related in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S III
Hey you, the one with the sad eyes and the Samsung Galaxy S III in his hand. Why so glum, chum? That smartphone in your hand didn't automatically become scrap merely because the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was introduced. Sure, it might no longer be referred to as the Android flagship, but that shouldn't bother you. If the Samsung Galaxy S III was a great phone 24 hours ago, it still is a great phone now.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is still a top-notch phone

The Samsung Galaxy S III is still a top-notch phone

Did it work? Did we cheer you up? If that failed to put the spring back into your step, perhaps this will. According to Nick DiCarlo, Samsung's vice president of portfolio planning, many of the cool features that are in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will find their way to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Starting to feel better now? "Anything that we can do that's not dependent on hardware like infrared, we'll definitely bring to all the flagship devices," DiCarlo said. And that includes several of the new features for the camera. We could see S Translator, S Health and the S Voice Drive, to name just a few, eventually join the Galaxy S III and perhaps even the Samsung Galaxy S II as well.
 
One thing that can't be resolved with a software update is the fact that the new model is smaller in size than the Galaxy S III, despite the larger screen. And then foreshadowing what could be a 6.3 inch screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note III, DiCarlo said that we have yet to see how big phone screens can get. We have a feeling that we are about to find out.

source: PCMag via Pocketlint

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posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:23 11

1. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


iam waiting for Samsung Galaxy S 5

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:34 14

5. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


what we already know about S 5

OS: Android
material: plastic

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:41 13

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


You missed the most important point --

Sales > 10 X Lumia 1020 :D

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:50 3

12. pookiewood (Posts: 527; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Sales >10,000 x Canonical :D
Sale < 5 x iPhone ;(

*I'm totally interested in Canonical BTW.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:54 5

21. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Was canonical in context of the thread? Or you are pissed that W8 is not selling well despite NOKIA :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:10

34. pookiewood (Posts: 527; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


No I'm actually really interest in Canonical. Dude I was kidding and going by your icon as you appeared to be going by McJobs's icon (guy showing off the Lumia 620). Notice your icon incorporates Apple and Linux. I even added a disclaimer at the bottom. :(

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:43 2

18. Andrea (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


WP is the biggest flop ever

You cant upgrade your phone.

The most plastic phonea are Lamias

They are heavy and thick as h***

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 00:29 1

46. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


^ Just another blind d0uchebag

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 04:16

48. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I don't agree with you about WP being a flop but, I have to say Lumias are pretty heavy for a smartphone. Not necessarily bad but, could eventually get a little heavy after holding it for a while.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 17:37

51. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


How about the Samsung ativ s? Is that so heavy?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 18:12

43. tempdogg74 (Posts: 66; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)


Im waiting on LTE by sprint to be worldwide before I upgrade to a LTE phone. If I cant get a LTE signal like i get 3g right now Im waiting I think tha Galaxy S 13 will be out when sprints lte network is worldwide

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:23 29

2. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


The good evil folks at Apple would never do this; they would just tell their faithful: "you need to buy a new phone if you want that new feature! Cash only please!?"

Go Sammy, Go Sammy, GO!!!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:35 4

7. THE-ONE (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Posting after a very long iTime
PAPINYC
Really good to see you back and reading you're
Wonderfully posts

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:13 4

26. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I just got tired of Michael H. banning me for every little key stroke that I posted. Ok, maybe some of it might have been offensive and demeaning to some of the congregation but, it was meant with true love and lots of ♥. Besides, the ongoing repetitively bantered articles dedicated to a certain phone with a teeny-tiny 4-inch screen, that shall remain nameless forevermore, with its' limited functionality and its' brand new revolutionary connection, just wiped this 'PAPI' out.

But, I'm back; I just hope that Michael H. with his self-professed huge hands finds it in his heart not to whip-lasso me everytime I write something.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 15:23

37. Droiddoes (unregistered)


OMFG michael h is the absolute WORST. proof anyone who can type a sentence can be a "journalist"

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:44

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And despite that if sales don;t pick up they would shut down your device from command control center at '1 infinite loop" and that's why they have been tracking everything despite setting it off .. now they want courts to ignore everything that they did :D

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:01

23. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Evil at its' best, to mislead all the rest; that is [THEIR] way.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:08

25. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Yes, except for the fact, the presence of which has never seemed to deter you, that the 4S got everything the 4 did. The things the 4 and 3GS didn't get, both handsets being updated LONG after Sammy stops supporting their handsets? Features that were hardware related/limited.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:16 2

27. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Oh please, I had a 4 and a 4S thanks to an insurance claim; the only thing that was retroactively ported to the 4 from the 4S was useless imbecile named SIRI.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 02:46

47. kboo1995 (unregistered)


sorry man
Had to give you thumbs up

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:28 9

3. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


galaxy s3 rules.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:08 1

15. SleepingOz (Posts: 2480; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Hardware and software departments only.
Aesthetic is a matter of personal preference though.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:34 8

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Like I've said earlier, why need to change to a new S4 when you can upgrade your S3?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:53 2

13. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I agree. This is why I dont regret upgrading to the S3 in december. mobile technology has statrted to plateau. We dont have to get the hot new product every 6 months when their predecessors have advanced enough to carry some of the newer features. Im content with the S3 for now

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 13:55

33. Twisted247 (Posts: 193; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


"Mobile technology has started to plateau"... LMAO are you blind or just stupid? The flagships of 2013 absolutely take fatty dumps on the previous years (with exception to the Gn2).

Your s3 will be eaten alive by an Exynos 5410 carrying s4, lol.

Just cause you don't have the money to purchase the new items doesn't mean technology is coming to a plateau. The things achieved in the last 3 years in mobile technology have been pretty substantial actually...

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:37 3

39. Droiddoes (unregistered)


If you weren't so busy being a hostile d*ck, you'd see he has a point. A very good one at that. I will also be passing on the S4 and wait for the 5, as I do not see enough difference between the 4 and my S3.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:50

41. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


OBVIOUSLY.............Twisted247 must have not gotten the memo when i said that it has STARTED to plateau. Morons like this guy doesnt see the entire picture. Mobile technology thrives on innovation more than most electrical products. The original iPhone, S3, and the original Note were some of the most innovative products in our history. the features they had were monumental. It doesnt mean that we arent going to advance from that, but we have to go back to the drawing board and re-innovate the industry again

If the S4 had 3GB of RAM and that flexible screen that i heard about, then id be crazy not to get it.............BECAUSE ITS BRAND NEW AND INNOVATIVE

Thank you DroidDoes for understanding my point of view!!!!!!!!

As for Twisted247.............you're as anal as "Sheldon" from "The Big Bang Theory".........oh thats right, you've never seen that show because you stay in your room glued to the computer screen thinking that you have a life. Im a social geek that looks at technology as a way of life and an advancement of the human race. Unless you are the 2nd coming of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET A JOB LIKE THE REST OF US!!!

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 03:51

52. tonytonydavis (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I agree I am also waiting for the s5 as I don't see enough changes that matter in the way that I use my phone I just want a battery that last 3-4 days and for them to use the 32 or 64gb version as standard as when the s3 came out in uk only the 16gb was available on contracts to all providers

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:06 7

14. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


One good reason why s3 users won't be disappointed with their phone. You always have faith in samsung and developers when it comes anything related to software.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:14 5

16. weinerslav (Posts: 121; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Well, I'm pretty sure the s3 will be kept in the market as a high mid range device, with a slight lower price so why shouldn't they bring new funcionality? There is a lot you wont get and if you want the latest thing you will still upgrade to the s4. That kind of talk is why most of the manufacturers don't upgrade their phones, and that's why samsung sells more! The fragmentation phenomen comes exactly from that thought and the effect is the opposite, if drives away the customers

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:30 1

17. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:35

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


SAME-sung S3+S4 > 100 million sales for sure :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:37

8. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Although I've been planning on getting an S4, HTC One or Xperia Z for a while and was waiting to finally see the S4 before I made a decision, yesterday I saw an S3 for a bargain price.

I was hoping I'd made the right decision and wouldn't need to return it. I'm sure the S4 is amazing, but I couldn't see enough to justify the possible extra £200 in price difference between it and the S3 I've bought.

This news is reaffirming my decision.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:43

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes S3 prices will sink to a real nice value. Good phone for those who don't feel comfortable with 5 inch screens. For me 4.7 is comfortable size and that's why still stuck with galaxy nexus.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:45 1

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 9311; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Then why even by the galaxy S3S

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:55 2

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


It "Buy" not "By" ... take the taste of your own medicine as you tend to offer corrections on spellings quite often :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:05

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 9311; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanks

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 11:37

31. Furbal (Posts: 141; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


So you're upset that Samsung is going to add new features to its previous releases?

I suppose you want them to be like Apple where they cut features out of updates for older models then.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:27

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 9311; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude what are you talking about? I actually like the s4, but due to the fact that its almost identical to the s3 giving the s3 it's features could canibalize it's sales. Don't try to divert attention to apple cuz Sammy took the conservative route this year.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:51

42. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And PUSH BUGS ... then PUSH FIXES to Create more BUGS. Anyone remember 4S Vodafone fiasco

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 18:27

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 9311; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Can it dude this is about the S3S not the iP5

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:00

50. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


no hes just a samsung hater for a very long time

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:45

20. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


despite the knew the galaxy s4, I dont feel like my s3 is outdated. Is it becouse the s4 looks the same or the design. I like the design of the s3 and 4. I know is plastic but it feels good on my hand , is not like straight plastic!! is treated.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 11:09

28. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


6.3 is really close to true tablet status. That is a little past my comfort zone with devices i put on my ear. Take it easy Samsung.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 11:24

29. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


"WhoWhy" (or Huwaei) already has a device past 6 inch zone.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:38

40. Droiddoes (unregistered)


But it's Huwaei, so nobody freaking cares.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 11:29

30. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I couldn't be happier with my GS3. It's still a great great great great phone. 4 times great, one for every A9 core. :D

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 12:35 2

32. remyrz (Posts: 183; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


so.. why upgrade? :/

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:22

35. pkiran1996 (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Some software features are dependent on hardware features.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:36

36. Rafael97 (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


I love my GT-I9305 :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 23:03

45. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


If this story holds true count me in for jumping on Samsungs bandwagon. Finally, an Android manufacturer that is earning customer loyalty by not abandoning old models every 6 months or so when they release something new... Sounds almost too good to be true.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 04:19

49. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


The gives one less of an insinuative to upgrade to a SG4 but, It's awesome that Samsung is looking out for their customers and giving them the latest features.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:46

53. kboo1995 (unregistered)


Did anybody noticed that since the announcement of the S4
Google stock -88%
Apple stock +2%
That is wired !!!!!!!!

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