Samsung adds song matching, online storage for Galaxy S III

The Galaxy S III brings more than just a quad-core processor and Ice Cream Sandwich; it also brings a music matching service and free storage from Dropbox.

Samsung Galaxy S III
There's more than just hardware to the Galaxy S III. Aloysius Low/CNET

In the middle of its Samsung Galaxy S III press conference today, Samsung gave more details about its developing media services. Though we've known about the company's Video Hub and Music Hubs since the reveal of the Galaxy Tab 2 last February, the Galaxy S III adds a new Scan and Match feature designed to compete with iTunes Match.

Like Apple's service, Samsung's option will scan songs on your devices hard drive and suggest comparable tracks in its library. Music Hub has 17 million songs and costs $9.99 per month for one smartphone or tablet or $12.99/month for up to four devices.

According to Engadget, Galaxy S III owners also will get up to 50GB of storage thanks to Dropbox. HTC has partnered with Dropbox before , but Samsung's offering is significantly more.

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