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Samsung is Planning to Copy Apple's 'Live Photos' for the Galaxy S7

Samsung is Planning to Copy Apple's 'Live Photos' for the Galaxy S7

Posted January 14, 2016 at 9:16pm by iClarified
Samsung is planning to unveil a feature similar to Apple's Live Photos for the Galaxy S7, reports AndroidGeeks.

A source tells the site that the feature is still in development. Although Samsung is planning to launch it with the Galaxy S7, it could arrive in a later software update. The feature has been called by various names from Timeless Photo to Vivid Photo, a combination between 'vivid memory' and 'photo'.

Unlike Live Photos, Samsung's Vivid Photo apparently does not capture sound. This would let users share the Vivid Photo to various sites as GIFs, without requiring special integration.

Notably, Samsung is also said to be updating the Galaxy S7 with a 3D Touch-like pressure sensitive display.

Are you surprised that Samsung is bringing these features to its upcoming device? Will it make a difference to customers? Let us know what you think in the comments...

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reallysa - January 15, 2016 at 6:57am
This feature (regarding the animated image capture regardless of what the companies decide to name them) has existed in Samsung phones in camera modes for 3 generations and if the author of this opinion piece did a bit more research, it would make the iclarified article easier to stomach. Apple and Samsung have both great tech to offer but my Edge plus put my 6s to shame in image output, file use/ sharing and screen quality. If/when apple raises their game and makes reall improvements beyond offering different color options (mostly feminine but nothing wrong with that as I'm sure females are the chosen target for Apple marketing) I will take another look.
Great - January 15, 2016 at 8:56am
Yes Samsung is still going to copy Apple by making it work the same way as Apple. This is not discounting that Samsung may have made it work first, the way it is presented and sold to the consumer may be different. Now that Apple has made a thing out of it, Samsung will still be seen as a copier of Apple. That's reality. Too bad. Suck it up!
PaulieP - January 15, 2016 at 9:20am
You're talking about with apps which has been around in the App Store much longer. That feature has never been native to the Samsung layer. Know your stuff buddy, your information is false. Regarding photos, that is a matter of opinion for you vs statics posted on iClarified. I'm not hating or siding with Apple only, but facts are facts and they need to be set straight. Cheers
Bielawski - January 15, 2016 at 4:50am
Of course, Apple didn’t invent the idea of short moving images. HTC offered a similar feature of its own called Zoe starting with the One (M7), and Windows Phone has long offered a similar feature. Whether Samsung jumps onboard as well remains to be seen
PaladinLV - January 15, 2016 at 4:44am
Of course they are! It would be miraculous for them to come with their OWN original idea.
SimonSays - January 15, 2016 at 1:23am
Monkey see, monkey do!
Vic - January 15, 2016 at 12:08am
All personal preference. Android is made to waste your time with all its pointless crap. Apple comes and innovates with simplicity.
STi - January 14, 2016 at 11:53pm
As usual copy cat
hamood_d10 - January 14, 2016 at 10:30pm
Nothing new about samsuck copy apple
gamerscul9870 - January 14, 2016 at 10:20pm
Guys, wallpaper is just endless gifts being played over and over. Live Photos is something you can play not just in background at anytime, but in your photos or any app as well. Say what you want about it, but it's that different.
Jacob - January 14, 2016 at 9:56pm
This has been a feature of Android for years. It is called live wallpaper.
AverageReviewer - January 14, 2016 at 10:09pm
As a long time apple user I totally agree with you, Apple needs to loosen its dictator pants and allow live wallpapers amount many other things ... *AHHHEM* WIDGETS PLEASE
gamerscul9870 - January 14, 2016 at 10:21pm
Jailbreak gets you widgets correct me if I'm wrong. Just about anything Apple has done new or not is taking it to the next step. They have lost their dictator pants to tell you the truth.
Vic - January 15, 2016 at 12:09am
Ya but live wallpaper is just a moving wallpaper. That's completely different than Live Photos. Where you press down for it to move.
SpawnTech - January 14, 2016 at 9:51pm
I'm an iphone user and copying is actually a compliment to Apple and maybe lawsuits down the line. But if I were a samsung user I want the feature to be better! That gives an edge of competition and makes apple to either enhance or make a better feature. To be honest the whole Live picture is a nice to have feature and it feels like a Beta feature. It does not have a smooth transition from still to live picture with 3D touch.
Moo - January 14, 2016 at 9:40pm
It was only a matter of time! Shamesung at it again.
AntiNeo - January 14, 2016 at 9:38pm
That is an obvious feature since technology reached as far as force touch capable displays.Now every hi end phone should have this.All this bi**** about who invented it first just harm us - customers.Let the company who implement this new feature the best has more buyers.
Afa - January 14, 2016 at 9:22pm
Come on Samsung. Do you have any dignity left???
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