Galaxy S3 Popup Play means your videos are never interrupted

Galaxy S3 Popup Play means your videos are never interrupted

first_imgNot too many companies brag about having popups these days, but Samsung is bring it back with the Galaxy S3. Of course, not in the form of pop-up ads, but rather as picture-in-picture video on the Galaxy S3. The demo above should explain everything.Basically the scenario goes as follows: You’re hanging out, watching a monster truck show (rally? jam?) on your phone. You get a text from a buddy, but you don’t want to stop watching. With the Galaxy S3, as opposed to having to put the video on hold you just need to hit the pop-out button. This will turn the phone into picture-in-picture mode and the video will float above whatever you are doing — whether it’s checking your calendar, sending a text, or browsing the net. The sound will keep playing and the video will be draggable around the screen so it never blocks on-screen elements that you need.When you’re done with whatever interrupted you, just tap the video and it’ll go back to the fullscreen viewing mode.I tested Popup Play on the Galaxy S3 and it worked well. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see some slowdown, but the video played smoothly and moving the video around was fluid.Personally I’m not sure how often I’d take advantage of this — I feel like my preference would be to stop watching the video, focus all my attention on the task at hand, and then get back to the video as quickly as possible. That said, it’s a cool trick and one that does a great job of showing how powerful and well-thought-out Samsung’s platform is.last_img


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