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    Visually, they're almost indistinguishable. Aside from a carrier logo and a barely perceptible tint of the white polycarbonate underneath the "hyperglaze" coating, these Galaxy S III devices are identical twins. But looks, as they say, are only skin deep. One of these is the unlocked international version of Samsung's newest powerhouse, while the other is the just-released North American variant (Sprint's, in this case). Look under the hood and you'll find some significant differences, and not just in the radio either: the international device packs a Samsung Exynos quad-core CPU supported ...

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    No one can really question the success of the Galaxy series of smartphones from Samsung. Numbers represent an ever-growing tendency from the initial Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II (and Galaxy Note). The South Korean company is determined to capitalize on that buzz as it expects record sales for its current flagship, the Galaxy S III. JK Shin, head of telecommunications at Samsung, expects more than ten million Galaxy S III units sold in July, Reuters reports. While it isn't clear what the wording "cumulative sales" is referring to (sales to customers, sales to retailers, sales to carriers, or ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is without a doubt one of the most (if not the most) popular Android smartphone of the moment and the International version has been already rooted with CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies available for the power users. However, users in the U.S., especially subscribers to one of the carriers that have the phone in their line-up can now also join the root party. The Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile has been rooted. The procedure is pretty much the same, including the use of Odin and flashing ClockworkMod but for specific files and instructions for each ...

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    After publishing the source yesterday for the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S III, Samsung is now also pushing out the kernel for the Sprint flavor of the phone. It is available in the Samsung Open Source Release Center at the source link below for everyone to grab and dismantle. With three out of four already published, we are waiting for the Verizon Galaxy S III source to be published too. And, while we wait for the phones, we can sit back and let the developers do their thing with all the bits and pieces for us to flash, test and feed our addiction. Source: Samsung Open ...

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    Opposed to the International Samsung Galaxy S III which packs a quad-core Exynos SoC, the American variants -- including the AT&T and T-Mobile versions we're referring to here -- pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core SoC but an additional gigabyte of RAM. You could see an initial face-off between them just a couple of hours ago and, at a first glance, there is no real difference between the phones. Samsung has made the source codes for the AT&T and T-Mobile variants public. This means that, from this point on, we can count down the days until super fast custom ROMs and ...

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    We knew that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the hottest device at the moment (now in the U.S. too) but we didn't think of it literally, like this unique specimen for instance, pictured above. It is apparently the International version of the Galaxy S III and it reportedly ended up in this stage while in an in-car holster. It got sent back to the manufacturer for investigations and Samsung said: "Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question. Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on ...

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    Hey there, team. I'm here in the midst of an New York City heat wave, covering the North American launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The big announcements and hands-on time came earlier in the day, and after an afternoon spent downloading free mp3s and ordering drinks with S Beam and controlling a movie-sized 3D game with Smart Stay, I've got a list of SGS3 feature articles I'd like to write in the coming days. Before that, though, I thought I'd whip up a quick comparison video for you. Thanks to the awesome group taking care of us here in NYC, I managed to get my hands on both a Sprint- ...

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    When I wrote my reaction piece to Samsung's Galaxy S III announcement last month, I focused on a handful of software features the company was introducing with its new flagship smartphone. I found the phone's physical design rather unimpressive, dreaded the arrival of yet another version of TouchWiz, and wasn't buying Samsung's attempt to position this phone as some kind of nature-inspired river-rounded techno-pebble ... so the software innovations were the only thing getting me excited at the time. Fortunately, I had a lot of those innovations to choose from. Samsung really blew the doors ...

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    For as long as manufacturers have put skins on Android, tech geeks have argued over their usefulness. Custom UI layers on top of older OSes like Windows Mobile -and even earlier versions of Android- enjoyed a less-criticized existence. Often, their interface and usability tweaks were seen as enhancements, filling gaps in functionality that the underlying OS had left open. I remember being relieved to discover, in the summer of 2010, that my next Android phone -the then-new HTC Evo 4G- was shipping with HTC Sense. To my eye, Sense looked and worked better than stock Froyo, and I still had ...

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    No one seems to be able to talk about S Voice, the voice-control application shipping with the new Samsung Galaxy S III, without referencing Siri. The Apple-based equivalent launched first, of course, serving as one of the few features justifying the existence of the iPhone 4S, so comparisons are perhaps inevitable. Though voice command had existed before, Apple pulled its usual stunt of "doing it better" -and certainly marketing it better- with Siri, and voice command on mobile phones found itself thrust into the spotlight again. This level of advertising spending on vocal command hasn't ...

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    I think Samsung is hip to the fact that no one reads the manual anymore. For the cynical, burned out, or jaded, it's become something of a tradition in message boards across the internet: respond to an obvious question with "RTFM," or "read the frackin' manual," in Battlestar-speak. It's a predictable, dated response, but it's also become something of a joke on itself. The reality is that not a lot of users read instruction manuals anymore. Most manufacturers have stopped including big, bulky printed booklets, making their user guides available as PDFs to download. It's anyone's guess just ...

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    When we heard the official confirmation for the American Samsung Galaxy S III specs we also heard of availability plans, including pre-order dates. June 6 was mentioned as the start of the pre-ordering process for both AT&T and Verizon and, since today is June 6, you can go online and secure your unit. Both carriers will offer the phone with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM, as officially confirmed. AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Orders The phone is available for pre-order in marble white and pebble blue colors, both going for $199.99 on a two-year contract ($549.99 ...

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    You can find lots of Samsung Galaxy S III coverage to consume until our full review (spoiler: soon!) and until your U.S. carrier variant becomes available. We're checking out the International version which has a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM opposed to American flavors which will get a dual-core SoC and 2GB of RAM. If Verizon is the network of your choice you will like this one: the carrier has allegedly confirmed that the Galaxy S III on its line-up (landing in July?) will support global roaming. However, the feature will not be available at launch but will be added later on via a ...

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    June 21 is the day to circle in your calendar if you are an Android, Samsung, Galaxy S III and Sprint fan. The Now Network just let everyone know that the most anticipated Android phone of the year will land on its line-up on June 21. The 16GB version will cost $199.99 and the 32GB version will go for $249.99 when you sign a new contract; however, the 32GB variant will be available exclusively through Web Sales. In terms of specs, don't expect the same internals as the International flavor: it will pack a 1.5GHz dual-core processor but an additional 1GB of RAM for a total of 2GB. Is that ...

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    So far we have unboxed the Samsung Galaxy S III and we've compared it with last year's Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S II as its predecessor, but today we're putting it to some more work. It's going to be a tough fight because the Samsung Galaxy S III is up against the hottest HTC phone of the moment, the HTC One X. We're comparing specs, day-to-day/real-life usage/application launch speeds, benchmarks, internet browsing performance, gaming as well as the SLCD2 screen versus the HD Super AMOLED screen. You will also see a 1080p video recording comparison between the two so sit back and ...

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