Samsung Galaxy S 4 video review demos pop, detail the Floating Touch and SmartPause features

Samsung must be pretty peeved by now, but the Chinese source that leaked the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S 4 for China Unicom, is the gift that keep on giving, hours before the official launch...
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38. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I have to agree with you on that. Airview is pretty amazing and innovative, I'm highly impressed. Everything else is....kinda lame. The floating navigation didn't seem to work that well and you're right, how many different ways do we need to pause a video? lol. First palm to pause and now this? The Galaxy S V will then have blink pause. Reminds me of all the Samsung "features" I turn OFF. I'm still waiting for the whole best thing since color tv features to come up. I hope these aren't anywhere close to the highlights.

91. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't know, float can become the best type of hover, when browsing the web and stuff.... If used everywhere could be something you can live with Of topic... Where have you been man? I barely get to see you around

7. mehtabsingh114

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

there is ANDROID MARKET not GOOGLE PLAY

8. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Boring!

12. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

so are you

9. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

that smart pause is really cool

11. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

this is the phone!

50. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Duh. What did you think it was? A pebble?

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Floating touch is actually really handy! Great stuff.. now I wish Samsung patents the hell out of that, just because of apple

23. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Floating touch was introduced by sony last year on xperia sola so patent wht copying?

26. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Sony already patented that, they called it "Floating Touch"

32. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I meant the implementation of it.. Sony's take was half baked and unsure what it's supposed to be. It was just highlighting the text, useless basically. This is the proper way of doing it, just like the Note 2, but with the finger instead of the pen.

43. yudi.nemesis unregistered

haha first you say samsung must patented that because apple and now mean implementation of it, no matter what samsung do they still copying sony inovations

112. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

and guess what its not included on XZ,,,,hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

139. yudi.nemesis unregistered

so is samsung fan boy sony not like samsung who like copying and give the same feature each year sony give us new innovations each year for example sony always comes up with new desaign low end xperia tipo, miro, and xperia j mid end xperia p and xperia sola high end xperia s, acro s, t, tx, v while samsung for from galaxy pocket, y, s3 mini, s2, s3, and now s4 sony give us more choice and even xperia v beat s3 on benchmark, feature and quality yeah i know crapsung beat sony on market share but thats only because samsung so aggresive when it comes to ad and their sales will do anything to make you buy crapsung device, i just doesn't agree when samsung chief say innovations is what makes consumers buy a new devices instead a lots of ads and good sales thats makes people buy samsung devices in indonesia s3 mini and xperia p is about the same price but sony device have much better build quality and more innovations, premium device must have look and feel premium and with sony device you don't have buy flagship to have premium device

45. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Highlighting the text? It works in gallery, use as a cursor in web browser and other things more than that. So what's the use of the GS4 one?

111. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

more than that...much more.

97. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

sorry man if you also noticed i tried explaining to SONY fans,but they dumb insist its the same....sola have Float touch...BUT like you said the implementation or use is different SAM's feature is like AirView..it float contents not just highlights...sola ONLY highlights...but they insist...

76. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

no... floating highlighter maybe...it just highlight it doesnt float contents....big big difference...and sola cant float contents because that feature is own by sammy...loser

82. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Sure, whatever makes you happy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzz9h3jdB-U#!

98. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

video again....can you now see the difference.,,,try looking for Airview on note 2,coz its the same principle as the AirTouch on S4...

102. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Did I said that this is the same as AirView? No

15. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I have no problem with plastic

99. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

same here man...im more on what it can do.

18. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm very impressed with those new features!

19. rumman1995

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I am going for the HTC ONE... best design.

37. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

goodluck...your HTC is called "beautyphone" while SIV is "Smartphone" history repeat itself...like what happened to 1x against the mighty S3....goodluck man.... ooppppsss sorry for the words space i'm using Floating Touch.

49. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I know right, I'm using Floating Touch too, on my Xperia Sola, works great. Did you know Sony introduced it last year?

52. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

yeah and it sucks.

59. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Just like the GS IV one, the similarty is uncanny
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