New video describing Samsung's Smartdock mode...
As all avid readers of this thread knows Samsung decided with the Jellybean release to NOT include support for "traditional" Android car-mode anymore, except for Galaxy S3's if they are issued by certain US Carriers. Instead their worldwide solution for Note II, Galaxy SIII and presumably forthcoming handsets is to have ONE dock mode, so called "Smartdock" mode.
This is not necessarily a bad change. Within a month or two we anticipate that most popular "car-mode" apps will have been ported by their developer to work with the "Smartdock" mode as well so from an end-user perspective the change will be almost transparent. We at iBOLT are a main "driver" in this process. First out will be the popular application CarHome Ultra which will be updated to support Smartdock mode within the next week.
The only main difference we've seen so far between "car-mode" and "Smartdock mode" is that the icons on the home screen do not turn horizontal automatically with Smartdock mode, although that's probably not so important if you automatically launch a car-home application with your Dock. To clarify to 100% how the Samsung "Smartdock mode" works with a car-dock (in this case xProDock) we've create another little video describing the functionality as well as how the Samsung "default dock" app works. The video is intended also for anyone that has bought, or is thinking about getting the xProDock... Here's the link to the video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmr5wYWcMA