Video shows off Samsung Galaxy S III gestures
0. phoneArena 11 May 2012, 20:31 posted on
The Samsung Galaxy S III had a pretty impressive unveiling last week, and showed off quite a number of pretty nice features. It also showed off a few less than impressive features, but so it goes. Now, we're getting...
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1. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I think the video pop up fits better on a tablet, that might be just me tho, many of the popup apps do seem rather nice on big devices and give you a desktop like experience on your slate.
3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
1) Pop-up video is designed for quick out and back, like replying to a text, not extended multitasking. For extended, sure a tablet would work better, but it still has a lot of use on a phone.
2) You couldn't at least start with a comment about the gestures which are the topic of the article?!
5. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I don't have much to say there, they all seem really nice and intuitive(and cool), don't think the site has covered all the lock screen gestures yet(or maybe i missed the article).
2. Nsaleh1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2012)
i think the first couple of times his hand was actually hitting the screen so thats why it moved
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
That's what I thought at first, but I'm not sure.
35. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 134; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
I think it happens only when you move your hand from left to right (not right to left as it was shown initially in the video)
6. iluvtrolling (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)
Samsung needs more R&D on design, they are always copying.
7. NaRFL (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)
Pls give me details what are the things samsung copied in this phone?
9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3095; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Don't feed the troll, just look at his username. He's clearly just trolling.
10. iluvtrolling (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)
S Voice, Icon grid UI, rubber band physics effect when scrolling to the end, TouchWiz skinning of Android browser that looks like a carbon copy of iOS Safari, S cloud, Photo viewing UI.
You can't deny those that is almost identical to Apple's.
11. NaRFL (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)
one more ignorant to think apple creates everything n everyone else copy everything. Feel sorry for u dude. go troll somewhere else
12. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
I don't think apple invented any of the the things you just mentioned.
16. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Before this new screen shot method, it was hit the home button and the power key...... exactly like iPhone. I mean come on, they could have at least made it like menu+power instead of home+power just to be a somewhat different. Also samsung devices even have the same exact white dots at the bottom of the grid menu to show you what page you're on. And yes the bounce back effect was pretty flagrant. Copying big features like touch to focus, pinch zoom, etc is pretty understandable, but copying the nitty gritty details is pretty pathetic IMO. I didn't believe this whole Samsung copying crap until I finally owned a GSII for myself. Now I see it. All of it.
As for the gestures, they're just whatever. The placing hand over the screen to pause is kinda stupid. Most people touch the displays to brighten the screen when it dims while watching videos, but since Samsungs screen never dims due to their eye sensing technology, they should have just made pausing one touch in the middle of the screen/video instead of trying to be all fancy. The swipe hand over the camera for a screen shot is a bit excessive. Its actually easier/faster just pushing the home and power button.
I feel like the only useful technology is the eye sensing technology so the screen doesn't dim when you're awake. I think that was pretty genius. Everything else can join the list of gimmicks like panning and tilting gestures.
At first I went crazy over the little pop out video player, but now its just meh. I mean if you're sending a text message or browsing the web, you're probably not going to be paying attention to the video anyway, lol. If you were really interested in what you're watching, you'd pause the damn thing.
24. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
actually it is the power + volume down key. it was only recently built into android through ICS. if your going to complain, get it right.
26. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Nope, it was on the Galaxy Skyrocket for sure. I promise you it was home + power.
29. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
to be honest, I varies, depending on brand model and other stuff. charge has home and back
27. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I don't know I like the new lockscreen gestures, and honestly the mini video was not that useful to me from the start. with only video doing that.
something i don't understand is that you said they should not copy the way iOS takes screenshot, but when Samsung uses a new gesture you are not ok with it. I think Samsung is thinking forward when they choose that method, new android OS has no physical buttons so eventually they will need to move to another method. and I must argue with that, samsung is rather inconstant with the screenshot thing, if you check the charge takes screen shots using home and back keys, the note uses the stylus, and their tablets have a dedicated screenshot button. maybe they want to use a way that is both unique and universal for their new models.
33. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I'm not mad about Samsung's new gestures. I just think they're not that good. But it should still be fun/work well for anyone who uses it. I was just critiquing and giving my opinion.
34. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I know :P change sometimes is hard to understand, and we must somewhat ask how this "change" will be beneficent. so your opinion is ok, just though something contradicted a bit. My opinion the video pop up thin is not useful, not on a phone and for video only, it could be useful if i could have two apps parallel one to the other. I always welcome new features tho. and I really could use the camera unlock one. and there are many "new gestures" added that have not been shown. wish we could see them all
13. MEeee (Posts: 310; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
S Voice is the same as Voice Talk in Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S2 released before iPhone 4S.
23. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)
It was for copying/imitation haha
28. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
its one of those things...... they do to screw themselves
22. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)
We think™ you are wrong.....!?
8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3095; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
This feature would be amazing for youtube. I would constantly be using it while responding to texts.
21. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Yep, that's what I was thinking exactly. Watching youtube while net surfing, facebooking, etc I think it's a good forward step taken by Samsung with this one, opening up possibilities of real multi-tasking.
31. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)
What? As opposed to just touching it ANYWHERE with a finger, you're going to place your hand above the device in a very specific fashion?
No, this is an example of a "because I can" feature.
When the screen shuts off because you move a phone up to your ear and turns back on when you move the phone back down; that's an example of a useful gesture. This is just crap.
Tapping on the top was a MUCH better example of usefulness, because there was previously no way to do it but scroll up, and the top of the screen is cluttered with the notifications tab, making development of a solution difficult.
And the screen shot thing is also dumb. How often do you take screenshots? I do that so infrequently as to not care at all. Might as well make a Thanksgiving gesture where you bite the phone and it automatically opens navigation to show you how to get home.
14. nicholassss (Posts: 364; Member since: 10 May 2012)
I dunno, I feel like it would be easier to press the middle of the video to pause it, but maybe I'm old fashioned.
32. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)
Nope, just practical.
Next, they will develop a gesture that replaces the power button for turning the device on:
Instead of the awkward button pressing with your thumb, you'll simply have to hold the device in your right hand, and then perform a series of eleven distinct kung-fu moves from a Chuck Norris movie to turn the device on.
15. anthony60415 (Posts: 15; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Can anyone tell me which is better? The Exynos 4210 or the qualcomm snapdragon3 MSM8660 ?
25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the 4210 is leagues ahead of a crappy S3. the S3 is a horrible chip.
The 4212 is way ahead of the S4, though the S4 is a much better chip than the S3.
I would take a 4210 over an S4 as well, as even though the CPU is marginally slower, it comes with a much stronger GPU for gaming and such.
18. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
this phone is the doper the dope.hahahahaha
19. Daca01 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
From the video abouve the 3 gesture work't just fine.