The conventional home button of Samsung may not be necessary with the Android 4.0 operating system however it appears that this will not be removed from the Samsung Galaxy S3 if recent reports are proven to be accurate. While the Samsung Galaxy S3 has yet to be officially announced by Samsung, numerous reports about the upcoming smartphone have emerged in recent weeks. These reports have speculated on the possible features that the upcoming smartphone will offer to users of the upcoming device.
According to the Korean Digital Daily of South Korea, the home button will be maintained for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Speculations on the removal of the home button for the Samsung Galaxy S3 have emerged following reports that it will be released with the Android 4.0 operating system, which will offer a similar function as the home button of the device.
The decision of maintaining the home button on the device took some time as some executives of Samsung considered removing all the buttons for the device while others have indicated that the presence of a home button was important. In the end the company decided to keep the home button on the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will also feature the same five-column layout as the Samsung Galaxy Note instead of the four-column layout found on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This will set the device apart from the iPhone of Apple and other Android-powered devices that use a four-column layout.
The increasing popularity of Samsung products has resulted to the increase in speculations about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3. The number of reports in connection to the Samsung Galaxy S3 has rivaled the number for the iPhone 5 of Apple as the South Korean company has become a significant player in the mobile device market.
Despite all the reports that emerged about the Samsung Galaxy S3, the company has remained relatively silent about its upcoming smartphone offering although it may unveil the device on May 22 during a press event that is supposedly scheduled to be held in London.