Now that the highly entertaining and highly painful presentation (wonder how Samsung managed that) has concluded, we at Android Authority have the complete down-low on the phone Samsung is going to be heavily dependent on to be their moneymaker for the next 12 months – the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Now out of the 40 million+ people who have bought the Samsung Galaxy S3, at least a few of you must have this question of your mind: how many of the cool new features announced today will be available on your phone?
Samsung VP of Product Planning Nick DiCarlo has graciously decided to clear the air for us, and he has said that anything that is not dependent on hardware will be issued as an update to their flagship devices.
For those of you who were hoping to get “Air View” on your Galaxy S3′s, sorry folks, you are out of luck this time. The TV remote app and the S Health app will also probably not make the cut, since they require an IR blaster and a pedometer respectively to function.
While I cannot make any promises, most likely the new camera features should be available as an update since that seems to be primarily software based. Also, chances are that the Note 2, by a virtue of it being a flagship device will also get some of these updates to augment the user experience. As always, we will keep you guys updated as soon as more information is available.
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Yeah I won’t get to excited about some of these new updates. Still haven’t got 4.1.2 yet. And here in the states the 5 will be released when we start getting these updates
I don’t know about the s3 but note 2 us surely going to get a lump sum of these features. It is Samsung’s other flagship phone till the coming September and most people will be disheartened and disappointed by Samsung because the spec sheet of Note 2 and S4 is almost the same. Note 2 has a 1.9 Mp front cam and the s4 has a 2mp front cam so I can assure that the eye tracking related features will make it through. The note 2′s 720p sure isn’t as good as the 1080p flagship model, but tje resolution will not make a hell of a difference. Camera features are all software tweaks and will eventually make through the s3 as well.since there is 2GB ram on both phones, n2 should be able to runball the features without running out of ram. As for the processor, the Note 2′s processor is good enough considering that only 4 cores work at a time and the other processor is sure gonna be faster but there will not be a great difference. So I believe that only the S Health and the universal remote are the features that the n2 might lag behind. Also the Air gestures may not make it to n2, since Samsung might have changed the pressure sensitivity on the s4 but you never know, they might just be here. Besides, who cares, since I have the s pen, im not gonna be bothered about the air view feature. All in all, I get what I expect to get from Samsung. Guys before selling of your note 2 and buying the s 4, consider these points-1. Do you really need s health? 2. Do you want an universal remote or are you comfortable with the classic remote? 3. Are you comfortable with using the spen for air view gesture? 4. And ofcource do you really need a 1080p and a faster processor? I would suggest everyone with s3 to wait for the n3 and the ones with n2 to wait for the s5 or even n3 (if they want an early update)
Amadhya, you don’t really need a smartphone.
Why don’t I??
Plastic phones bad for the environment
Wow man, you are going to every article about the GS4 and trolling about plastic. I really do think Samsung must have kicked your puppy or stolen your girl.
Trent the plastic Samsung fanboy.
Please explain how glass or aluminum phones are better for the environment.
I would not mind some of the features. But as a side note, I am so sick and tired of hearing how bad the live event was. Let’s chalk it up as better than an Apple event.
When did people start getting this fetish with metal. I Do like the way metal feels, better than plastic but I UNDERSTAND the advantages and disadvantages of both materials.
Because it’s cool to hate Samsung now. Wasn’t too long ago everyone was cheering them on in the lawsuit.