There are not any two opinions about the fact that Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most coveted and anticipated device in the market at present. As per Samsung’s promise, the sale of Galaxy S3 started in European market from 28th of May. Along with Europe, the sale would also continue in the Middle East. By the end of July, the device would be available from about 300 mobile operators all over the world. Samsung’s exclusive music service would also be available to the buyers of this device in five European countries. These countries are : Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Britain, where Galaxy S3 users would have an access to Samsung Music Hub. Music Hub is similar to Apple’s iTunes where users can listen and purchase music. According to Samsung, the service at present has a catalog of about 19 million songs.
A key difference between iPhone and Galaxy phones is that while Apple has retained the original size of the screen in the successive models of iPhone, Samsung has constantly increased the size with each new model. The latest model of Galaxy phone has a screen size that is about twice as much as that of iPhone. Galaxy S3 has a screen of 4.8 inch and incorporates exciting features such as voice recognition and eye-movement detection. There are free as well as paid versions of the music service. With the paid version, users can upload and store music files on servers which can then be accessed from more than one internet-connected device at a price of euro 9.99 per month.
Samsung has developed its music service in collaboration with mSpot Inc., a Palo Alto, California based provider of music and movie streaming services. This company was acquired by Samsung recently. Quite expectedly, the operating system for this giant device happens to be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
A remarkable point to be noted is that Samsung has overtaken Apple in smart phone sales during the first three months of this year, and this has happened for the first time. During the first quarter of 2012, Samsung has sold about 44.5 million smart phones, compared to Apple’s figure of 35.1 million. We are expecting the updated version of iPhone from Apple this summer or fall. According to the sources, Apple might announce the next version of iPhone during its annual conference of developers next month.