The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a mean set of features, and it seems you might not even have to invest in a GS4 to get your hands on some of them either.
Speaking to PCMag during the Galaxy S4 launch event last night, Samsung's VP of portfolio planning Nick DiCarlo revealed many of the new software features will be rolled out to other Samsung mobile devices too.
“Anything that we can do that's not dependent on hardware like infrared, we'll definitely bring to all the flagship devices,” DiCarlo said.
By flagship devices we imagine he means the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II at the least, though he didn't go into details. Nor did he reveal just which features could trickle down, but when you consider that a lot of the new software “innovations” introduced last night were OS features that didn't rely too heavily on advanced hardware, there should be quite a few.
And speaking of the OS, DiCarlo was quick to praise the Android ecosystem and the speed of updates appearing, effectively dismissing concerns raised a few days ago by Apple's Phil Schiller.
“I think that the brilliance of the Android strategy from the beginning was that you have this baseline that was real standard, and we've been huge advocates and defenders of that, but that allow you to do creative things on the top of that,” DiCarlo said.
“I give [outgoing Android boss] Andy Rubin and those guys a lot of credit for having that insight. The model works great, right? You can have all of these cool services from Google while also having companies like Samsung also build all of these things on top of it without breaking it.”
That's a lot of love in one room.