Posts tagged with: Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the flagship Android smartphone from Samsung. Available on all US carriers and all major global carriers, the Galaxy S 3 features either a quad-core Exynos CPU or a Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip. It has a large 4.8" Super AMOLED HD display with 1280x780 resolution. It features an 8mp camera on the rear and a 2mp camera on the front. It's available in a variety of colors like marble white, pebble blue, amber brown, and others.

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    Sprint customers already got a taste of Jelly Bean on their Samsung Galaxy S III devices and, while other carriers are rumored to roll the refresh out next year, we've already seen a leaked Verizon Android 4.1 ROM for the Samsung 2012 flagship. More recently we're being treated with another one giving us hope that with all these leaks the official firmware will be out by year's end. There's a pre-rooted (de)odexed ROM available to download for the brave that ignore all the warnings and love to tinker with their devices. It is Android 4.1.1 with build JRO3L.I535VRBLJ1 and is dated October ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent Galaxy S III sales results that prove it to defeat the iPhone 4S during last quarter. Then we go through the confirmation that the LTE iPad mini is now ready to ship in the next business days. Verizon has also announced their Windows Phone 8 pre-orders and we give you all the details. Later we do some Angry Birds Star Wars talking, even though you're most likely already playing it. We end today's show talking about AT&T's move to accept FaceTime over cellular data, even though there's always a catch. All this and more after the ...

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    The iPhone 4S lost Apple's flagship status once the iPhone 5 was unveiled on September 12, 2012, and available shortly after. Announced on May 3, 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S III sold more units than the iPhone 4S (unveiled on October 4, 2011) for the first time in Q3 2012, according to Strategy Analytics. According to the analysts' research, Samsung sold 18 million Galaxy S III units last quarter compared to 16.2 million iPhone 4S devices, "as consumers temporarily held off purchases in anticipation of a widely expected iPhone 5 upgrade at the end of the quarter". The iPhone 4S, being ...

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    The Galaxy S III is no doubt the most successful Samsung phone to date and it just so happens to be the best selling Android device at the moment. At the beginning of September we heard that Samsung sold 20 million units globally since its introduction and today we're hearing an additional 10 million being added to that figure. The total number is 30 million units globally to date, according to Samsung Poland, who have made the announcement on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Sadly, the Twitter and Facebook pages where the announcement was made were pulled, which begs the question on ...

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    With Android 4.2 (still Jelly Bean) out some phones are two versions behind. The Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon is one of those phones and the outlook isn't necessarily the pretties as a company spokesperson declared that US variants of the phone might not get the official refresh until next year (though Sprint seems to be the most hard-working among all). There's still good news for Verizon Galaxy S III owners as a Jelly Bean beta ROM has been leaked with build date October 8. How long until the official roll-out is anyone's guess but if you must take it for a spin against all warnings ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks regarding the LG Nexus 4, the Nexus 7 by Asus and even the Nexus 10 by Samsung. We then talk about the possibility of getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Sprint Galaxy S III. We later talk about the launch of the Verizon and AT&T-branded Samsung Galaxy Note. Then the Sony Xperia TL takes the stage with an astonishing price and launch details. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's launch of Windows 8 and their Surface RT tablet along with our hands-on coverage. All this and more after the break.

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is getting its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as we speak --the Android 4.1.1 version to be more specific-- but the manufacturer is rumored to be working on a refresh containing Android 4.1.2, "around December". Whether Monday brings Android 4.2 or not is yet unknown but if Google decides to unveil it we'd be glad to see that one instead. However, as they say, you shouldn't check a gift horse in its mouth and with Android, an update is always welcome, though the sooner the better. Android 4.1.2 on the Galaxy S III is rumored to bring the multi-window feature that is ...

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    We shook our heads when we heard about that Samsung spokesperson allegedly go on record to tell the world that US variants of the Galaxy S III might have to wait until next year to get the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. The carrier enumeration was lacking Sprint though and this right here could be the reason why. If the above screenshot is legit than you should be able to upgrade your Sprint Galaxy S III to Google's latest and greatest today. The process which should start today will reportedly bring a new build L710VPALJ7; however, the date at the very top is followed by a ...

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    We know that Galaxy S III devices in more and more regions are getting the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update and the fact that our own, global and unlocked device greeted us with an OTA notification is a solid confirmation. For what it's worth, our build number before the update was I9300XXBLH1. Now that the refresh has landed --in the shape of a 282.67MB download-- this has been bumped to I9300XXDLIH, as you can see in the screenshot above. Our Geekbench score before the update, while running stock Android 4.0.4, was 1435. After the update, the numbers look better at 1695. Project ...

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    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    One hot and one cold: yesterday we reported on new regions being added to the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update process and sadly learned that, according to a spokesperson, US variants will probably be the last ones to get the refresh, possibly in 2013. With new regions added in Europe there is no doubt that the roll-out went global. Ireland, Italy, UK and Switzerland join France, Spain, Romania and Austria as the Android 4.1.1 update starts rolling out. The new set of refreshes are build I9300XXDLJ1 on October 8. Make sure to check manually if you haven't received the update notification ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through all the Nexus 7 rumors, which include the possibility of a $99 Nexus 7. Then we move into iPad Mini territory with the recent leaks of the display and the battery, along with some probable retail dates. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia 510, which may be coming soon, but not for the glory of your purchase or needs. We follow-up on the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean upgrades, though some news are good and some news are bad. We end today's show talking about the HTC J Butterfly and how this will impact HTC in a positive way. All this and more after ...

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    We recently took you on a guided tour of the S Pen, Samsung's special stylus for its Galaxy Note device family, but that's not the only techno-pen on the market from the world's leading handset vendor. The C Pen was announced amid the clamor of the initial Galaxy S III unveiling, alongside a flood of other accessories that have yet to see the light of day, like the bizarre S Pebble and still-mythical wireless charging pad. Unlike those, the C Pen actually made it into the real world, and we've got one in our hot little hands. Does the C Pen hold a candle to its similarly named S Pen ...

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    Just when we were telling you about the Jelly Bean update rolling out to more and more users in Europe, carrier and unlocked, we heard something which, if true, will make a lot of US customers unhappy. According to recent reports the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the US Samsung Galaxy S III flavors might only roll out next year. A Samsung spokesperson allegedly came on record and nonchalantly stated that the US carrier variants will be the last ones to receive Jelly Bean. If this isn't a middle finger, we're quite not sure what is. Owners of the Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile flavor ...

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    We know the Galaxy S III inside out as it is the most popular Android phone of the moment. The LG Optimus G, which we've recently unboxed, is the new kid on the block with its Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC and the best from all LG divisions in terms of components. Well, the two South Korean manufacturers are now competing directly against each other and LG claims its Optimus G owns the Galaxy S III in the battery life compartment. We'll be the judge of this claim in our upcoming full review. Until then, Korea Herald reports that LG tested both phones and the Optimus G allows for 15.8 hours voice ...

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    The Jelly Bean update process for the Samsung Galaxy S III has begun but unfortunately users of only a few regions can call themselves lucky to have received the refresh. However, good news for Galaxy S III owners in France, Spain, Romania and Austria as reports are showing that the firmware is rolling out. The build is reportedly the same, I9300XXDLIH, and as you can see in the screenshot above, the update weighs 318.58MB, including the system version bump to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, new Home Screen mode plus some other goodies. If you can't wait for the OTA notification to hit your ...

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    First there was DisplayMate that concluded in favor of the iPhone 5 when it came to its screen being compared to the rest of devices tested in their labs. It was one point in favor of the Apple-phone versus Samsung's Galaxy S III and now Cnet is also putting the iPhone 5 in front of its main Android competitor. The report states that multiple iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III phones were the object of lab tests and measurements. While there are pros and cons for every screen, the conclusion is the following: "the iPhone 5's screen is better than that of the Galaxy S3". The Apple smartphone has a ...

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    It should have been so simple. Once Samsung got the idea in its head, you'd think the design would just follow logically. The Galaxy S III Mini: like the Galaxy S III, but just... not so much of it. Instead of putting the GS3 under a shrink ray, Samsung took a few liberties with the design of the GS3 Mini, and what it came up with just doesn't make much sense at all. In case you missed the news last week, Samsung announced the Galaxy S III Mini, arriving with a 4.0-inch WVGA display, a dual-core 1GHz SoC, gigabyte of RAM, and 8GB or 16GB internal storage. If you're confused what about that ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through some recent reports of the iPhone 5 already surpassing the Galaxy S III, at least in web traffic. Then we look into the Galaxy S III gaining additional colors in Verizon aside from a sale this Sunday on Best Buy. Then we cover the recent review that was published on the LG Nexus 4, and the things you won't like. We then talk about the reports of the iPad Mini event happening every soon. We end today's show talking about the Nokia Lumia 920 and why it won't work on T-Mobile, at least in an optimum way. All this and more after the break.

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    The iPhone 5 may have overtaken the Samsung Galaxy S III when it comes to the impact phone owners are making on websites, but for the moment, at least, the GS3 is still one of the hottest Androids around. Sure, that's likely to change in the coming months, especially if everything we've been hearing about Google Nexus devices is true, but the GS3 remains a solid choice for the time being. If you're thinking about picking one up, we've got news of a short sale going down this weekend, as well as some new color options coming to Verizon. This Sunday, and Sunday alone, Best Buy will be ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III was announced four months before the iPhone 5 and became available much earlier than Apple's latest offering (about a trimester earlier) but it looks like the fruit-phone is already generating more data traffic less than three weeks after its release than Samsung's Android flagship. Mobile advertising network Chitika has released a report which states that the iPhone 5, despite being available much later, has taken the lead and is in front of the Galaxy S III in terms of data traffic. 56% goes to Apple's iPhone 5 and 44% to Samsung's Galaxy S III from all traffic ...

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    There were some reports concerning the purple haze effect on some pictures taken with the iPhone 5; Apple decided to answer this concern with a support document that says the behavior is normal and a common one at that. Consumer reports took the iPhone 5 and other phones to their labs to conclude that, under the same circumstances, the effect is visible on the iPhone 5 as well as on the Galaxy S III or other phones. The explanation is very simple and everyone with basic photography knowledge knows about lens-flare. Of course, lenses can be coated to a certain degree to reduce the effect ...

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    I put a poll up there on the Twitters yesterday, asking what you fine folks prefer: quick-and-dirty (but timely) videos, or smooth-and-polished (but delayed) ones. Those who responded were pretty much split right down the middle, so I decided to do what I maybe should've done in the first place: I put the question to my boss. And he wanted you folks to see this video as soon as I could shoot it. Here, then, is fifteen minutes of some of the fiercest, blood-lettin'-est, nastiest head-to-head action in existence, featuring the Samsung Galaxy S III doing battle against the newest phablet on ...

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    Samsung has announced the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III in its home market; though it is for model SHW-M440S variant which is a South Korean model, the official refresh can't come soon enough. We already heard reports of the platform upgrade being rolled out in some countries of Europe but for the most part Galaxy S IIIs are stuck on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The announcement mentions the KIES application even though the firmware should also be available OTA. If you have that specific model make sure to check for its existence. While we applaud ...

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    T-Mobile was proud to announce on Twitter that the Samsung Galaxy S III, it's own carrier flavor, is the best-selling device of all-time on Magenta. Samsung has learned from its mistakes with the Galaxy S II last year and was quick to launch US carrier-specific variants for the follow-up this summer. Despite having different specs from the global version (something which no longer applies for the Galaxy Note II), the S III has beaten all other phones in terms of sales on the carrier. It is tough to predict and name a phone which will take the crown from the S III if we're thinking about ...

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