Samsung shows off Premium Suite for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung shows off Premium Suite for the Samsung Galaxy S III
You know all those features that you've seen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 that you want so badly for your Samsung Galaxy S III that you're green with envy? Eventually, it will be made available via Samsung's Premium Suite for the Samsung Galaxy S III, but not before your device gets Jelly Bean (sorry, Verizon owners).

Samsung went through the trouble of producing a multi-part video and we happen to have part one to show you below. The Premium Suite update is broken into some main parts with the first being Contextual Awarenes. Under that heading, we have Page Buddy. This is a feature that someone should have thought of before. You can set your phone to recognize when the earphone jack is in use and have your phone automatically go to your music. The Contextual Menu will allow you to see the most frequently used apps first, and with the Contextual Tag, photos are tagged with the date, located and weather.

Enhanced Features include Multi Windows, a multitasker's best friend. Two apps can be run on the screen which is split into two equal windows. Turn the Auto Share Shot mode to on and share photos and videos by tapping other devices that support NFC and S-Beam. Reader Mode lets you more easily control the size of the text on your phone and share it. Lastly, the Facebook Lock Ticker lets you view your Facebook news feeds on your lock screen.

How could the Samsung Galaxy S III get any better? The Premium Suite is the answer. Check out the video below by clicking on the play button. Remember, this is only part I of the videos.

source: Samsung via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

doesnt sony already have "most" of the features like that already? lol samsung youre so slow. just saying !

7. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

dafuq?! Sony and its UI maybe the worst between android manufacturers. it doesn't even have half of TW software functions and tricks. troll!

15. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

I'm not dissing Samsung, like i said I'm just saying. If you're just bashing about one single word i said then there's something wrong with you. and for your info, you obviously have never used a Sony phone before. the following features may be different but they nearly function the same: The music feature? Sony has it already called smart connect. Sorting the most recent apps? Sony has it already for their apps menu. Multi window? Sony has it already called mini apps. and just to let you know, If you ever read any reviews, articles, personal opinions from others you have no idea what youre information you are missing. I've used Samsung products before including the S3 and note 2. Samsung pushes out too many features, yes they're not bad but you don't even realize its there and you don't/barely use it. Sony pushes out features that people uses for sure, not sitting at the back wasting your space. I'm sorry if my words have offended you, lets not start a war here. Peace!

23. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You must be SONY's Sales Person.. or You Study Sony's Marketing. Just guessing..

25. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

you nailed it, he must be a salesman lol ! who is on earth saying that Sony beats Samsung in UI and software features! and since when there is a good plastic or bad since most of the phones use "polycarbonate", he just show us how ignorant he is. Damn PlayStation kids, who praise anything Sony made .. even if its sh!t !

28. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

Sony's UI doesn't beat samsung's UI in terms of features,but it looks better than samsung's UI in my opinion.most phones use polycarbonate,it's not about whether the plastic is good or not, its about the feel. Look at the s3/note 2,it has a glossy finish and just feels uncomfortable in the hand,unlike the Xperia XT.

42. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

All my friends who are having Sony phones are using Go launcher,as they are unable to bear with the default UI..


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

So Sony has S Pen functionality and multi view window functionality? Do they also have the functionality to detect when you are looking at the screen to keep the screen on? Or keep it from accidently rotating to landscape mode? Instead of making such a stupid statement with no examples to back it up with, how about you just not say anything at all? Itll prevent you from looking even more foolish.

21. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

lol learn to read please. If you dont even take your time reading other people's post then why bother commenting? btw I used the word "most"


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You mentioned a bunch of crap that I have never seen before. Please show me how multi view and this mini app are EXACTLY the same. Lol you are just butt hurt Sony isnt at Samsungs game when it comes to popularity.

24. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

LOL youre just making a fool out of yourself. DUDE LEARN TO READ HOLY. "the following features may be different but they nearly function the same:"


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Wow really thats all you can say!?! Damn you really proved me wrong!!! Video? Photo? No? Then please shut it already lol Im not going to take one freaking sentence that is all based on opinion and believe it as fact. Face it, Sony is far behind Samsung and get over it already.

31. lovefist unregistered

if sony is so great why are average people not interested in their phones? here in dubai, ive only seen 3 xperia s and all of them are women, s3 note bb and iphones are selling like hotcakes. you might think highly of sony but sales matter and s3 and the gnote are selling wildly in comparison to sony's phones.

30. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

U fool sony is no match for Samsung. Sony s***ks . Xperia tx is beautiful but software and hardware is worst. Don't compare looks

40. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I don't know that you mean by "Sony already have 'most' of the features like that already", Sony has nothing like the multi-window or pop-out video.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the multi-window and the Facebook thing are neat but i thought the SIII did most of these things when it launched. xD they better be careful too, they're walking into the realm of Moto's Smartactions and Moto may not take kindly to them being there...

3. MaineMan91

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

why would they put the same features on this phone as on the note 2, if this is the case there is no real big reason to upgrade to the note 2

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

xD one would not upgrade from the SIII to the Note II. the Note II is a bigger alternative to the SIII.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

IMO, the compelling value proposition for the Note II (other than larger screen size, quad core CPU + 2 Gb RAM) is the S-pen. Being able to see the contents of e-mails by hovering the S-pen over the e-mail without actually opening the e-mail is the definition of impressive. No S-pen for the GS III.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Note II was probably just able to support the 4412 because it's big enough to have a separate LTE radio and the Note II also has a big enough battery to compensate for using a separate radio and besides the 4412 isn't just oodles more powerful than the S4. the US Variants of the SIII match the Note II's 2GB of RAM and the SIII's smaller size is the trade off for the S-Pen. a Stylus doesn't make sense for a phone the size of the SIII and it's not something i'd really miss with it.

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There is a separate LTE radio in the GS III (I can send/receive e-mail while I am talking on the phone). I suspect the problems with the GS IIIs may have been with the LTE communication chipset (but that is just me speculating, I don't know for certain). Whether there is room for a stylus or not in the GS III, the function of the S-pen to be able to preview e-mails is something else. I quickly scan my Inbox, and reply to the e-mails that I need to, without having to open each and every e-mail to see what the sender is saying. That alone justifies the price of admission of the Note II (for me).

41. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no, phones with the S4 have Qualcomm's LTE radios integrated into the SoC. no Exynos variants have that which is why Exynos chipsets aren't coming state side in devices with LTE connectivity. well then it sounds like the Note II is more appropriate for you but market-wise it's not an upgrade over the SIII, it's an alternative. that's all i'm saying.

6. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

dayum dayum.... here comes My S III... look out iPhones and Ones.... lol

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Its great to be a GS3 owner, it really is :D Samsung are spoiling us, the Multi-view feature alone sets the GS3 and Note2 far apart from other smartphones, these two smartphones are truly far ahead of anything on the block, they are made for true power users who want a smartphone that can multitask properly, and only GS3 AND NOTE2 offer this, great work Samsung :) My GS3 using both Multi-view AND Pop-up Play (running Google Maps, and Google Chrome while watching a video all in ONE screen):

34. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I totally second that :p

11. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Good for S3 owners.

13. GeekMovement unregistered

So cool to see these features being added to our SIII, go Samsung! Keeps getting better and better.

16. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Great work Samsung...We expect mobile PC on SIV :-)

35. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I already have a great pocket PC in the S3.. my desktop goes through days of not being turned on.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Too bad a software update cant get rid of the pentile display lol. I never had any problems with it before until I got the Note 2. Going back you can see the difference, brighter, sharper, colors are more accurate, etc. Samsung really listened to the consumers and I cant wait to see what they have planned next.

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