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 [...]
Let’s blame it on the scorching heat of the summer sun that is causing people to reach for their wallets and spend on the coolest gadget around.
It looks like the major carriers in the US are overwhelmed with the demand for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Sprint and T-Mobile were the first two to announce that they’re delaying the in-stores availability of the super phone, now AT&T has come forth with a similar problem.
Although AT&T hasn’t made an official statement, reports are trickling in from customers who have just placed their order that the expected shipping date of the phone has now been pushed back by a week, to June 28. We don’t think the delay will [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S3 should be available in the U.S. starting today from certain mobile operators, but it looks like the problems continue for some of them. Sprint had already announced that its Galaxy S3 would be available only online and via telesales today, but it looks like the company returned with more details for its subscribers.
Sprint has confirmed that it won’t have the handset in stock today due to “overwhelming demand.” Furthermore, only the 16GB model will be shipped to those customers that have pre-ordered it, with the 32GB version scheduled to arrive next week. Apparently Sprint is saying that Samsung is to blame for the [...]
Galaxy S3 buyers that are looking for an easy way to unlock their smartphones will be happy to hear that there’s an application available from Google Play ready to help with that. Unfortunately it’s not just good news for you, as the app will only work on GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 versions and requires the device to be rooted in order for the unlock to work.
The Voodoo Galaxy S III SIM Unlock is the name of the app available in Google Play as a free download, and it’s basically an implementation of Galaxy S3 SIM unlock methods described on the xda-developers forums. The application is still in beta version, so it’s safe to assume that it will [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S3 forum on XDA-developers is by far one of the busiest forums there. We suspect things will hit overdrive soon with Samsung’s latest move of releasing the source codes for several US models of the Galaxy S3.
Coinciding nicely with the forthcoming release of Samsung Galaxy S3 in the US, specifically for AT&T and T-Mobile, you can now download the source code of the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the phone from Samsung’s open source portal. The SGH-I7447M is the AT&T model, while the SGH-T999V is the T-Mobile’s one. Both files are about 214MB in size and can be downloaded once you pass the grueling Q&A questioning from the staff. Just [...]