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Sprint Galaxy S3 not selling on launch day due to ‘overwhelming demand’

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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…

Galaxy S3 SIM Unlock available via Google Play app, root still required

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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…

AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S3 get their source code released

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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…

First Sprint Galaxy S3 TV ad airs, claims “the next big thing is here”

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Samsung posted on its YouTube channel its first TV commercial for the Galaxy S3. The short 15-second clip, entitled “The Next Big Thing Is Here,” shows one of the features of the handset in action, Pop Up Play, or watching a video while performing another task on the large 4.8-inch touchscreen display – in this case texting. This sort of TV-like picture-in-picture feature will also work when browsing the web, writing emails and performing other tasks. While this particular ad ends with Sprint’s logo, and a reminder that Sprint is the only carrier of the Big Four to still allow…

Delays and staggered releases for the Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3

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If you thought Samsung’s marketing campaign ahead of the Galaxy S3 launch was crazy, wait until you hear about the complete madness surrounding the US release of the new Sammy flagship device! Sprint and T-Mobile, two of the American carriers expected to have the S3 up for sale on June 21, are experiencing issues with “overwhelming demand and limited supply”. In other words, many of you might have to wait a few extra days to get your grubby hands on what has been called the greatest Android phone ever. Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 release delays Sprint has been the first…

Sprint 4G LTE network tested ahead of launch, not perfect but found promising

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  Sprint, the nation’s third largest mobile operator will also be the third carrier of the Big Four to roll out its 4G LTE network in the country, with the company expected to turn on its high-speed data network in six U.S. cities including Atlanta, Baltimor, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio by the end of the year. In case you’re wondering, Sprint already has a variety of LTE-ready smartphones, and just as expected they’re all Android devices. However, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the LG Viper 4G and the HTV EVO 4G can only take advantage of Sprint’s 3G…

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus 4X HD – head to head comparison [video]

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The Galaxy S3’s presence is currently being felt throughout the world. With the S3, Samsung has easily produced one of the hottest smartphones to ever hit the market. Destined to shine, the Galaxy S3 bears the specs that help it handily beat out nearly any phone on the market. But, despite its prowess, Samsung’s superphone is facing some top-notch competition. Competitor HTC, with their One series phones, obviously aims to steal the spotlight from the Galaxy S3. But, who would expect the not-so-prominent LG to throw a quad-core behemoth into the mix? One that gives Sammy a run for their…

Enterprise-ready SAFE Galaxy S3 coming by July to five US carriers, other SAFE devices to follow

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Samsung unveiled today a new Galaxy S3 model that’s going to be ready to securely satisfy the smartphone needs of business customers. The SAFE Galaxy S3 version will be available from five U.S. mobile operators carrying the handset at some point by July, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, with other SAFE handsets expected to follow in the future. SAFE stands for “Samsung Approved for Enterprise” and the new marketing brand will describe all those mobile devices made by Samsung which will be ready to support enterprise security standards. SAFE refers to a variety of features that will be…

CyanogenMod 9 and AOKP come to the Galaxy S3

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For those who have Samsung’s new Galaxy S3 Android super phone but want something closer to the vanilla Android experience, rather than the heavily customized UI provided by Samsung, then here is some good news for you. The S3 is now part of the official CyanogenMod 9 nightly build process and will eventually receive an official stable version of CyanogenMod 9 when it is released. Due to the hard work of XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, the Galaxy S3 has been added to the listed of supported CyanogenMod 9 devices. Initial reports are that the firmware is stable and highly functonal, however there are a few minor…

Galaxy S3 owners on all Canadian carriers will get the free 50GB of Dropbox storage

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Unlike certain carriers in the US that are denying future owners of the Galaxy S3 their Samsung-given right of 50GB of free Dropbox storage, all Canadian folks will get their free 2-year cloud storage upon purchasing the Galaxy S3. Mobile Syrup has gotten in touch with Samsung directly and received the following confirmation: “New GS III users will receive a basic 2GB of free space with Dropbox (It is permanent). When they create their own Dropbox account or link their existing account to Samsung Apps, the user will receive 48GB more space through a promotional offer, for a total of…