Tuesday’s Tech Take: Samsung’s Galaxy III

galaxy III

Alas, I’ve given my new Android, Samsung’s Galaxy III enough use to make some opinions on it.

I was in a predicament for months, years possibly, about whether to convert to the iPhone 5 or to stick with an Android. And now that I’ve had some time to get acquainted with my new, shiny Galaxy, I’m glad I didn’t. And here’s why:

Swipe

I really think there’s a lot to say about the convenience of typing on smartphones. The biggest reason I was reluctant to switch to Apple was simply because of what I think is Android’s best feature– Swipe, which Apple lacks. Any time where I can glide my finger over letters without a break, and my phone’s ability to predict, accurately, what I’m trying to type is a win-win all around. This is something that I think if Apple users had a chance to use at least once, they would be begging Apple for. It’s kind of one of those things, where once you have it, you can never go back.

Adding Folders to My Home Screen

You know what else is convenient? Being able to place a folder, much like I would on my laptop’s desktop, and place whatever apps I want in it. And especially when I can add this folder to my home screen, and put the apps I use the most often, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, Firefox, and my alarm in it. It’s kind of like magic, having all of these things readily accessible, and not spaced out in different places through my apps pages.

The Settings on Group Text Messages

Nothing is more annoying than when I receive a mass text message from a friend, and then the next thing I know, I’m receiving everybody, and I mean everybody’s responses to it. I think we’ve all been there and done that– we question how can we make it stop. And guess what? The Galaxy III has solved this problem. When I send a group text message, I can choose to send it as individual messages, or as a group one. For everyone’s sanity, I will always choose individual, and that makes me extremely happy. And when I receive a mass text, I can choose to send my response as either a group or individual message, too. Not too shabby.



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About the author: Kimberly Engel

Hailing from America, Kimberly is a recent graduate of Fordham University, who has lived in New York her entire life. She spends most of her time in confliction because of her obsession with technology, especially Netflix, but also her desire to prevent Orwell's 1984 from coming true in this lifetime and the next. You can follow her on twitter @kengel

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