by Michael Fisher | March 19, 2013 5:27 PM
We're devoting a lot of attention to the Galaxy S 4 these days, and we like to think it's a pretty fair spread: we've got opinions for and against the device in terms of how well it competes against its chief Android rival, the HTC One. Alongside our podcast and hangout commentary, we've got reasons to pick it up alongside reasons to wonder if some of its most prized features are outright gimmicks. It's that last point I want to address here. Many of the features Samsung rolled into its previous halo smartphone, the Galaxy S III, were pejoratively labeled "gimmicks" by some before its ...
by Michael Fisher | June 6, 2012 12:57 PM
After Samsung announced the Galaxy S III early last month, I wrote a piece discussing whether the end product had been worth the wait. Even after many months of buzz and the accompanying inflated expectations, my conclusion was yes, the Galaxy S III was indeed a very impressive device- not so much from a hardware or design perspective, but because it packed a suite of UI innovations. Things like S Voice, Pop Up Play, and Direct Call all caught our attention in the wake of the announcement, but what I found especially enthralling was a feature called Smart Stay. Smart Stay earned some ...
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