The Android 4.0 ICS rollout to older devices has been and still is grueling, but the first signals for Jelly Bean’s evolution are promising. The Galaxy Nexus has already received an official OTA update to Android 4.1, while the list of devices already announced to be getting upgrades in the near future include the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom.
The official efforts to bring Jelly Bean to as many gadgets as possible are, however, simply crushed by the independent developers’ work, and we are very glad to announce that the latest and greatest Android smartphone can now (unofficially) run the latest (and hopefully greatest) OS version.
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With the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon fast approaching, the carrier has launched the first of what we assume to be many TV ads for the super phone. Unfortunately, the first ad doesn’t score too highly on our book.
The ad tells the story of a father who tries to lose weight in time for his daughter’s wedding with the help of Verizon and Samsung Galaxy S3. From checking out nutrition facts of cheeseburgers with the phone, to video calling – it doesn’t really show off some of the phone’s main strengths and unique features.
And if the ad is [...]
With all the madness surrounding the Galaxy S3 launch in the US and Canada, the delays and the “unprecedented global demand” issues, it was only a matter of time until carriers started to offer their customers special deals and discounts to make up for their boo-boos.
Surprisingly enough, the first carrier to announce such a special offer is Telus, Canada’s number three telecommunications service provider, and one of the networks where people could actually buy a Galaxy S3 starting yesterday.
Telus will offer any new customer who can’t find any a particular model of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in any of the carrier’s physical stores a free $50 credit “towards the [...]
While the Galaxy S3 US availability saga is far from nearing an end, the latest “signals” we’ve been getting from carriers are (partially) promising. Sprint, in particular, seems to be doing tremendous efforts to satisfy their customers’ needs, although not everything has gone the carrier’s way these past few weeks.
Initially, the S3 was supposed to launch on Sprint on June 21, when customers across the States hoped to start receiving pre-orders. That was also when the new super phone should have become available on the carrier’s website and in physical stores. “Overwhelming demand” and insufficient supply forced Sprint to only ship pre-orders of the 16 GB handheld on [...]
From the moment Google confirmed during the first Google I/O keynote that Jelly Bean is the codename for Android 4.1 rather than Android 5.0 – as various rumors suggested ahead of the event – we started wondering what Android devices will get the new Android version.
Since Jelly Bean can be perceived as an incremental upgrade, meant to improve the overall user experience while adding some interesting perks, it would be logical to assume that all Android smartphones and tablets that run Ice Cream Sandwich – or that will get it eventually – will also be able to run Jelly Bean. However, Google did not shed any light on that matter during the [...]
It might have taken Samsung more time than anyone expected, but the Galaxy S3 is finally out there and the “overwhelming demand and limited supply” issues that tormented a lot of tech geeks this past week are vanishing one by one.
Sprint, who announced that it will start shipping the S3 on June 21 a few weeks back, only managed to get a limited number of 16 GB models of the new flagship phone out on the promised date. However, 32 GB versions of the S3 are now finally exiting the carrier’s warehouses and being shipped across the States to people who’ve pre-ordered the phone these past weeks.
The information has been confirmed by Sprint officials and the first [...]
After many months of feverish waiting and a couple of launch delays, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is now (sort of) available for sale in Canada. Yes, unfortunately, that “sort of” is completely called for, as most Canadian carriers are still facing major supply problems due to the already announced “unprecedented global demand” of the S3.
In theory, Canadian tech users have a bundle of choices of where to pick up the Galaxy S3 starting today and they could easily go for the Pebble Blue and Marble White versions with either 16 or 32 GB of on-board storage. However, in reality, things are far more complicated and you’ll have a tough job in even glancing at a dummy S3 unit in [...]
If you’re getting tired of waiting for your favorite carrier to send that Samsung Galaxy S3 to your front door, now here’s your chance to be spontaneous and buy an unlocked version of the super phone from Daily Steals. While the offered $599 price isn’t exactly the lowest in town, at least you’re guaranteed a swift shipment of the phone.
A quick information about the international Samsung Galaxy S3. Unlike its U.S. counterpart, which is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, the international version boasts a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor. There should be no obvious performance difference of real-life usage between the two. You’ll also only find 1GB [...]
For the last few weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, starting from the unexpected North American launch delays due to “unexpected demand” to an isolated case of the device catching fire.
This time, there’s finally some good news for Galaxy S3 owners. One of the speculations that made the rounds during the absolutely crazy pre-launch phase, was that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would feature a Wolfson audio chip. The rumor was confirmed by the reputable Scottish company themselves, in a press release issued yesterday.
The WM1811 audio chip is a 24-bit, two channel DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that includes [...]
Like always with brand new devices, especially popular smartphones, chances are that users will find some issues with them during daily use. The most annoying ones affect the handset’s connectivity or battery life, and it looks like at least the latter issue has affected some Samsung Galaxy S3 versions.
According to xda-developers, there’s a Galaxy S3 battery drain problem that affects international Galaxy S3 devices, and it appears to be Samsung’s fault. Fret not though, as a manual fix does exist, and chances are the South Korean Android maker will issue a patch to address the matter. However, so far Samsung has not confirmed the [...]