Where some manufacturers are only just releasing maps and voice recognition for their mobile phone lines typical Android is skipping 5 miles ahead in terms of innovation. I consider this feature, developed by Samsung for the Galaxy S3, to be one of the biggest advances for mobile phones – peripheral connectivity.
The video is fairly long so incase you don’t have time to sit through it lets just run through what he manages to connect to the Galaxy S3 (a mobile phone!).
- A normal USB stick
- A USB drive
- A USB hub connected to various storage devices, including a stick and a drive
- A keyboard with inbuilt trackpad. Trackpad controlling an on-screen cursor
- A USB speaker
- A playstation controller connected via USB (natively supported)
- An XBox controller (not natively supported but works just as well)
- A HD TV, supporting screen rotation, camera and of course 1080p video playback
- Not USB and not natively supported, but just for fun, a bluetooth Wii remote
Samsung have really worked hard at this and it shows. All the devices featured in the video work absolutely perfectly and there is no faff in getting it working.