Samsung Galaxy S III: 8 key features and facts

By , CIO |  Consumerization of IT, Android, Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung is also launching a Galaxy S III projector that lets users connect to HDMI compatible TVs or monitors to share content ($100); a desktop dock that charges the devices and lets users listen to music via external speakers ($50); three different "premium audio docks" and speakers for streaming music via Bluetooth ($200 to $400, depending on the model); a capacitive stylus pen or "C-Pen" for precise writing on the Galaxy S III display ($30); a Galaxy-S-III-specific vehicle navigation mount ($50); and many more accessories all designed to boost the device's features and functions.

7) Galaxy S III "Pop Up Player" Picture-in-Picture

An innovative "Pop Up Player" video feature lets Galaxy S III users watch video clips while performing other tasks. So, for example, you wouldn't need to stop or leave a video screen to check e-mail or surf the Web. Pop Up Player is intuitive and easy to use, as well; you just tap an associated icon at the bottom of the display while watching a video to minimize the clip, then move the video around the screen into the position that works best for you and then check your email, etc.

8) Galaxy S III is First Samsung Approved Enterprise (SAFE) Smartphone

Samsung is attempting to capitalize on the current BYOD enterprise trend and differentiate itself from competitors by making its Android devices more IT-friendly. The Galaxy S III is the first official Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE) device from the handset maker. SAFE makes Android devices more secure and easier to manage by addressing some of the IT challenges inherent in the Android OS.

Specifically, Samsung created SAFE as a way to "defragment" the many versions of Android, including Gingerbread v2.3 and Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0. The SAFE-optimized Galaxy S III supports up to 338 IT Policies, and it enables on-device AES-256 bit encryption. SAFE devices also have improved support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and support for products from popular VPN providers such as Cisco, F5 ad Juniper, as well as MDM software vendors such as AirWatch, MobileIron and Sybase. Android presents some very real security challenges for IT, but Samsung is taking steps to mitigate many of the major issues.

Find more information on SAFE on Samsung's website.

Al Sacco covers Mobile and Wireless for CIO.com. Follow Al on Twitter @ASacco. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Al at asacco@cio.com


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