The Samsung Galaxy S III is going to be a wild smash hit, I'm sure. And it's a very good phone; a lot of people will be very happy with it. But stepping back to look at the current state of Android smartphones, it's interesting to look at the S III compared to last November's Samsung Galaxy Nexus—a slightly older but extremely similar phone, loaded with a pure install of Android 4.0 that Samsung wasn't allowed to mess with, on Google's orders.
This time, Samsung put their hands all over the Android install inside the Galaxy S III, and it's a phone crammed full of ideas--new gestures, camera options, sharing options, big and strong hardware, and the best implementation of near-field communication we've seen yet. But do all these new features really improve the experience? Or is it just a phone badly in need of an editor--someone to say "no"?