The Rumelian Castle (Rumeli Hisari in Turkish) is an impressive fortress resting on the European bank of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul. The castle was built in the fifteenth century before the fall of Constantinople, serving various purposes since then. Samsung has put to good use the three impressive towers that guard the strait only metaphorically these days – they were once used to control the traffic inside Bosphorus – in a majestic Galaxy S3 4D projection show that celebrated the launch of the Galaxy S3 in Turkey in late May.
As you can see in the 10-minute video below, Samsung lit up the three main towers as well as some [...]
The original Galaxy S model was expected to sell 10 million units during the second part of 2010, while the Galaxy S2 was expected to reach 20 million in the same period. The Galaxy S3 seems to be speeding by those milestones even faster, with analysts predicting that Samsung will top 10 million sales for the Galaxy S3 in July, less than two months from the international launch on May 29, and in spite of all the problems suffered in the US.
Even though the Galaxy S3 has been quite controversial, because some people had higher expectations at launch, it has proven to be one of the best, if not the best smartphone in the market right now. Predicting that it will sell [...]
In case you haven’t heard this a million times so far, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, on top of which you’ll find Samsung’s own user interface called TouchWiz 4.0. But that may not be enough for certain Android fans, especially those of you that would like to run Linux on this high-end device.
Some Android developers found a way to install Ubuntu on the Galaxy S3, so if you’re not afraid to go through such procedures, which could void your warranty in the process and may lead to various annoyances, then you should definitely check it out. Nevertheless, we remind you that we’ll never advise you to root [...]
In just a few days from now, Canadian Android fans will be able to get their hands on Samsung’s 2012 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3. The device was supposed to be available from all local carriers on June 20, but stock shortages determined them to postpone the launch to June 27.
Meanwhile, more reports from Canada revealed that Best Buy is taking in-store Galaxy S3 pre-orders again after discontinuing them a few weeks ago, and that Bell has started receiving Galaxy S3 shipments. That was a clear indication that other mobile operators selling the device in the country must have also started to receive their Galaxy S3 units around the same [...]
Although we’ve been praising Samsung for making the new Galaxy S3 available on all major US carriers at (around) the same time, unlike what happened with the S2 last year, the actual releases haven’t been that well organized.
And despite the fact that there are many US tech users still waiting to get their hands on the S3, the independent developing community has worked unbelievably fast and has already managed to post root methods for all three American carrier-branded S3s available.
Our good pal Chris Smith told you earlier today all about the Sprint root, a hacking method that also works smoothly on the T-Mo S3, and now the AT&T rooting pack is up for [...]
Just like American carriers, which have delayed their Galaxy S3 launch thanks to an overwhelming response from consumers, Canadian mobile operators have also pushed back the launch date of Samsung phone. But it looks like at least Bell has started to receive Galaxy S3 shipments, which is good news for consumers.
MobileSyrup reports that the phone started to arrive “at Bell locations across Canada – both in Pebble Blue and Marble White.” Therefore, we expect all other Canadian carriers to receive their own Galaxy S3 units, although we have no similar confirmation mentioning other mobile operators in the region.
The Galaxy S3 is [...]
The U.S. Galaxy S3 launch is rather bumpy, with all major carriers having a tough time keeping up with their initial release schedules, but a few buyers in the country have already received their pre-ordered units. In fact, it looks like the Sprint Galaxy S3 root has been already achieved, and the procedure apparently works on T-Mobile Galaxy S3 units too.
The root instructions for the Sprint Galaxy S3 have been already posted on the xda-developers forums, and they’re so detailed that even rookies can try their hand at rooting the handset. It goes without saying that we don’t recommend that you meddle with your newly purchased handset, [...]
The American carriers that were hoping to have the Samsung Galaxy S3 in stores around June 21 – including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – had to postpone the actual launch, just like their Canadian counterparts did a few days ago. Certain pre-orders will be honored with some of these carriers but not all of them, and new units will not be available in carrier stores as initially planned.
Of the Big Four, only Verizon said that it will ship the device in early July from the moment it announced the handset, but it now looks like Big Red will also slightly postpone the launch of its Galaxy S3 model.
According to Unwired View, the Verizon [...]
North American carriers and electronics retailers are having a tough time keeping up with Galaxy S3 demand, which must certainly please Samsung, as the company expects to sell quite a few million Galaxy S3 units this year.
U.S. smartphone buyers interested in the Galaxy S3 already know that AT&T and Sprint have pushed back actual in-store launches, while Verizon will only get the handset in early July. On its part, T-Mobile is currently offering the most expensive Galaxy S3 in the region, and the mobile operator does not even offer 4G LTE support to Galaxy S3 buyers at this time, or anyone else for that matter.
Canadian buyers [...]
Even though the U.S. launch has been fumbled by carriers and Samsung so far, the Galaxy S3 is rolling out in more and more markets as we speak and the South Korean Android maker is trying to make the most of its 2012 Android flagship handset.
Pocket-lint reports that Samsung is especially interested in accommodating the needs of current iPhone owners who may consider switching to Android, or more specifically, to a brand new Galaxy S3.
One of the obstacles smartphone fans can encounter when deciding to move from one mobile platform to another is the difficult process of accessing their digital content purchased on the old platform and [...]