Samsung Galaxy S3 features emerge on other products
It was bound to happen at some point, because they are useful features.
Smart Stay and Pop Up Play are coming on the Galaxy Note 10.1 after they were originally introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S3.
What are they?
Smart Stay – It stops the backlight of the screen dimming/turning off when you are still looking at something. Most devices will turn the backlight off after a period of time (even if you are still viewing something on screen, but Smart Stay users the front facing camera on the device to detect if you are still looking at the screen, if you are, then the screen stays on. If you are not the backlight goes out.
Pop Up Play – Allows you to watch video in a window on your screen whilst doing something else. It uses picture in picture technology. Watch a video/film you have on your device whilst browsing the web.
Some have criticised these features, but having used the S3 for some time now, for me the Smart Stay is a powerful feature. It might be only a tap of the button or screen to put the backlight on, but if you don’t have to then that helps a lot. It is one of those features you may not think about until you don’t have it.