No doubt many of the Android/Samsung faithful were watching Samsung’s live event from New York and were slowly starting to despise the device they held in their hands. Of course any gadget geek loves to have the latest and greatest at any given moment, but that is hardly practical for most of us. But Samsung was thinking of you. The Samsung faithful that currently have the Galaxy S III will get to see a lot of the new features that were announced tonight.
Of course there will be limitations to the upgrades because of the hardware differences between the devices. Nick DiCarlo, Samsung’s vice president of portfolio planning was interviewed tonight and was quoted as saying “Anything that we can do that’s not dependent on hardware like infrared, we’ll definitely bring to all the flagship devices.” This is certainly good news to anyone who was wow’ed by the new upgrades to Samsung’s camera software. Samsung is always looking to upgrade it’s user’s experience while using top-of-the-line hardware. Mr. DiCarlo was also asked why Samsung didn’t emphasize the quality of its camera over the software that runs it and he responded: “The key thing you’ve got to think about in this debate is, how easy is a camera to use and what cool things can you do with it? Photo quality is great, and has been great; for the average person the day-to-day person you’re not having a quality argument about photography. For your everyday use case, the ability to remove photobombers and that kind of stuff is really what’s going to have people talking.”
Certainly an interesting perspective. But as we have seen the rise of photo sharing on Pinterest and Instagram it certainly does appear that people are more concerned with being able to easily take, edit and share pictures than they are with the nitty-gritty details of color saturation and resolution. Many Android users will still be seeking the highest-quality camera they can get their hands on, and for the moment it looks like the HTC One holds that trophy. But once we have a chance to see the Galaxy S IV in the wild, we will be able to get a much better idea of the differences between the picture quality that each of these devices can offer.
When will these new software features come to the Galaxy S III? Presumably Samsung is currently working on pushing these upgrades out, but for the moment we can only speculate. Keep checking back here at Android Headlines and we will keep you up to date as soon as we know more.