Couldn’t agree more with this article. I noted this when I was using the Galaxy S III as well. No doubt the phone has some useful features, like the shortcuts in the notification screen, the ability to change different volume levels and display brightness without having to dig into the settings option and being able to bring up the notification screen even in fullscreen apps, something no other Android phone does.
But then there are a ton of other completely useless features as well, something I doubt anyone would ever really use. It’s this typical Samsung philosophy of throwing everything out there and hoping something would stick at play here. It shows in their hardware as well as their software. There is no focus and no decisiveness in picking stuff that is the best and only offering that to customers. This is the same sort of stuff that Microsoft does.