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 [...]
Well, it hasn’t been a good week for Samsung Galaxy S3 fans in North America. It all started with Samsung announcing that the Canadian release of the device will be delayed to June 27, with T-Mobile and Sprint also confirming a few days back a delay in the release of the device, other than in certain cases. The delay is, of course, for the same reason – issues with “overwhelming demand” and limited supply.
Yesterday, there was a report that stated that AT&T may be joining the bandwagon as well, and we now have official confirmation of the same. According to a statement received by The Verge, due to supply constraints, some AT&T customers [...]
After initially choosing Android over IOS, one must then decide which Android phone suits them the most. Whittling down your choice can be tedious, as you will be presented with a large number of phones from a large number of manufacturers. Looking to pick up a high-end Android handset manufactured by Samsung? You’ll be faced with purchasing one of Sammy’s three recent creations- the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S2, or the Galaxy S3.
Today we will be pitting the flagship Galaxy Nexus against the spec-heavy Galaxy S3. Now, it is a given that the GS3 is a newer, more powerful phone than the Galaxy Nexus. But, for all you Android lovers [...]
Considering the wide availability of Samsung Galaxy S3, one would assume that US carriers will try to lure customers by lowering the price of the phone. That’s not going to happen if you’re purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S3 from T-Mobile. A leaked internal pricing plan of T-Mobile Galaxy S3, which was later confirmed by T-Mo to Android Central, shows that the phone will initially cost $30 more than what other carriers are charging.
Here’s what Magenta is saying:
“Starting tomorrow, T-Mobile will offer the Samsung Galaxy S III in 16GB or 32GB memory options paired with T-Mobile’s Value or Classic service plans.
Available with a qualifying Value voice and [...]
While Fitch and other credit rating agencies have just applied the former smartphone market leader (Nokia) the Junk label, it seems they have a strong belief that Samsung will remain the smartphone market leader for at least the next two years.
Fitch gives Samsung an A+/Stable rating, which is the highest one they are giving to any company in the Asian region. They note that Samsung has risen from a 3% market share in the smartphone market just 2 years ago to a leading 31%. That translates into 96.7 million smartphones sold by Samsung in 2011, followed closely by Apple with 91.3 million.
At the same time, Nokia plummeted from 38% to 8%, which confirms my fears [...]
It seems that Foxconn’s CEO Terry Gou has a beef with Samsung, ever since Sammy “snitched” to the EU the price-fixing scheme of four Taiwanese display makers.
First off, why wouldn’t Samsung do that if it was actually true? Would Mr. Gou prefer those companies to carry on with their price-fixing? If he would, then I question his work ethics, and who knows what else is going on at Foxconn that we don’t know about.
Second, Foxconn claiming that the next iPhone will put the Galaxy S3 to shame shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Foxconn is deeply integrated into Apple’s business, as they are assembling their iPhones and iPads, [...]
The Galaxy S3 may be the hottest Android phone in town, and I’m not referring only to its specs and features that make it stand out from the current smartphone crowd. Apparently the handset can become too hot for its own good, as there’s already a recorded fire incident involving a Galaxy S3 unit.
Engadget reports that a UK Galaxy S3 owner had his smartphone bursting into fire while being placed in an in-care holster. The device “sparked into white flames, followed by a bang.” As you can see in these images, the fire caused extensive damage to the smartphone, melting the case in the process and rendering the Galaxy S3’s phone features [...]