Samsung pulled all the stops when it brought the majestic Galaxy S3 out from its secret chamber back in May. Aside from the actual handset, another thing that grabbed people’s attention the most was the wireless charging kit. We then quickly learned that the wireless charger won’t be produced in time for the phone’s launch and the gadget was rumored to come only in September.
With the Koreans keeping mum on the availability of the charging kit, Galaxy S3 owners who want to free themselves from the oft-tangled mess of old school chargers may want to look at third-party solutions. That’s the cue for Zens to come in and try to impress with the [...]
MetroPCS might not be in the exact same league as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile, but the regional carrier has grown steadily in the last couple of years, attracting more and more customers. Based on a leaked roadmap, however, it seems like we ain’t seen nothing yet, and MetroPCS might be looking to seriously step it up by the end of the year.
The carrier is planning to add no less than eight new smartphones to its portfolio in 2012, if the leak’s source proves accurate, and the leading name on the list is by far the Samsung Galaxy S3. Already up for sale from five US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular), the S3 should hit MetroPCS [...]
Mockup by GSMArena
The display of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S3, hovers just over the 300+ PPI (pixel per inch) mark, which, according to Steve Jobs himself, is enough for people to not be able to distinguish the individual pixels. Apple later backtracked and started releasing “Retina displays” with only 264 PPI for the new iPad, and only 220 PPI for the new Macbook Pro, claiming that the difference in viewing distance compensates for the smaller pixel density.
But Samsung is planning to make displays that are a lot sharper than the iPhone’s Retina. Thanks to advancements in in the Fine Metal Mask production technique and use of [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone has already been updated at least once, depending which carrier you talk to, but Sprint is about to roll out its third firmware update – and no, before you ask, it’s not Jelly Bean.
The previous two updates were security patches, with the second one also bringing an unexpected feature to Galaxy S3 owners, the dumb down search feature – Samsung altered the Search app on AT&T’s and Verizon’s Galaxy S3 versions too, but also on some international Galaxy S3 units.
And while Samsung restored the Search feature on at least UK Galaxy S3 units, Sprint’s new update will not offer you such a perk. Instead [...]
Last night’s Olympic Games opening ceremony was nothing less than dazzling. I was only able to watch parts of it, but from what I’ve seen and from the few videos that surfaced the web today, I can say it was the most spectacular opening that I have ever witnessed.
Apparently, among the moments I missed there was a product placement artistic moment prominently featuring one of Samsung’s flagship devices, the Galaxy Note. According to a video released by Samsung this morning, 100 such devices were used during the opening ceremony.
The “behind the scenes” video shows Martin Green, Head of Ceremonies for the London Olympic Games using a Galaxy S3 and a Note to work. [...]
Right as we fervently waited for the official kick off of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Samsung made our day even brighter by unveiling two special edition Galaxy S3 phones. These will be available for sale in the UK soon and target British tech users who want to show their support for their Olympian heroes.
The Games’ grand opening ceremony might start in just a few hours, but the Olympic fever won’t be easily quenchable across England for the next 17 days. That’s why, even if the two limited edition Galaxy S3 models won’t actually start selling until August 1, they should still prove fairly successful all around Great Britain.
Although it was hailed as HTC’s comeback and it supposedly started off more than decently, the One X couldn’t stand the Galaxy S3 charge and saw its sales rapidly drop. No, that’s not an official story, but earlier rumors, combined with a new one, certainly make the scenario trustworthy.
The new rumor comes from an XDA-Developers forum user, who supposedly got his hands on an AT&T e-mail announcing the upcoming price slashing of the One X. “Surflamj”, a junior member of the forum, has stated that he works “for AT&T as a sales rep”, and says that the One X’s discount won’t be part of a temporary “special or deal”.
That means that, starting this Sunday, [...]
It is no longer a secret that Samsung is the rising star of the Android Galaxy (see what I did there?), but the pace at which the Korean company keeps breaking financial and sales records is breathtaking.
Even with those much debated US demand and supply issues with the company’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy S3, Samsung has managed to pull an unbelievably successful second financial quarter, reinforcing its leadership position in the global mobile market.
According to official numbers, Samsung’s quarterly profits have reached an all-time high of $5.9 billion (6.72 trillion Korean won), which represents a 79% (!) increase year-on-year, and a 14% rise compared [...]
Now that’s an embarrassing mistake. Samsung has mistakenly pushed the local search removal update to the Galaxy S3 in the United Kingdom. Better known as the dumb search update, the patch removes the possibility to search for local contacts, apps, and other items on the Galaxy S3. Users are left with the basic web search, although a number of workarounds exist.
Yesterday, Samsung acknowledged that it inadvertently pushed the dumb search update to devices in the UK and promised to repair the problem within the next few days. It seems that they were pretty quick about it, because the new firmware, which restores local search, is now available as an OTA and via [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is a fast phone with its 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and 1 GB of RAM. You also get to enjoy its wide and vibrant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Imagine playing your high-definition games with this beast. Playing games like Riptide GP and Osmos HD is really smooth on the Samsung Galaxy S3, but the people at XDA don’t seem to be satisfied with its speed.
XDA Developers member netarchy and a group of other developers have introduced the Ninphetamin3 kernel for your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. This kernel will overclock your phone’s processor into a faster 1.8 GHz processor, making the phone super fast. It also packs [...]