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Samsung Galaxy S3 features a Wolfson audio chip, but not in North America

by: Ankit BanerjeeJune 27, 2012

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 [...]

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Galaxy S3 battery drain issue discovered by international users, fix possible

by: Chris SmithJune 27, 2012

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 [...]

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Samsung may have lost sales of 2 million units as a result of Galaxy S3 shortage

by: Bams SadewoJune 26, 2012

Looking at the recent headlines related to the Samsung Galaxy S3, you’ll probably see the word “delay” or “pushed back” thrown about here and there. This is especially the case for countries like the US and Canada, where the major carriers have been overwhelmed by the demand for the Galaxy S3, and even had to delay some shipments of the super phone.

Did Samsung underestimate the selling power of the Galaxy S3?

According to research firm Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi, the shortage problem that Samsung is facing right now can be boiled down to the company’s overestimation of  the competition, and not because they didn’t believe in the Samsung Galaxy S3. With [...]

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C Spire to roll 4G LTE network in September

by: Mike AndriciJune 25, 2012

Although C Spire Wireless officials were initially planning to roll out their 4G LTE network by the end of 2011, a new report shows that C Spire will launch its LTE services by the end of September in 20 Mississippi markets, thus covering more than 2700 square miles that “harbor” 1.2 million possible C Spire clients.

So far, the only LTE-enabled device officially announced by C Spire is the Samsung Galaxy S3 (carrier pricing expected to be announced in late July / early August), but the carrier has announced its plans to release a full suite of LTE devices concomitant with their LTE network launch in September. While tablets are usually a welcomed (and often encountered) [...]

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South Korean version of Samsung Galaxy S3 to be the first quad-core phone with LTE?

by: LucianJune 25, 2012

Samsung doesn’t plan to let anyone get ahead in the mobile industry, so now the Koreans are pushing to be the first ones on the market with a phone that has both a quad-core (Exynos) chip  and LTE support. This version of the Galaxy S3 will arrive first in South Korea, and Samsung says it will “include a quad-Core Exynos application processor and an LTE modem chip separately”, which could explain why the version is 0.4 mm thicker than the regular models.

Because the Koreans don’t have yet a SoC that is integrated with an LTE modem, like Qualcomm has done with their Snapdragon S4 chip, Samsung is forced to sell the Galaxy S3 with Qualcomm’s [...]

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Turkey Galaxy S3 launch celebrated with impressive 4D projection on Istanbul’s Rumeli Hisari fortress [video]

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

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 [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 to top 10 million sales in July

by: LucianJune 25, 2012

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 [...]

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Galaxy S3 Ubuntu installation possible, if you got the urge for some Linux

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

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 [...]

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Free Bell Galaxy S3 available in Canada with new 3-year contract

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

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 [...]

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AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile Galaxy S3 all rooted, let the custom ROMs flow!

by: AdrianJune 23, 2012

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 [...]

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