Posts Tagged ‘Galaxy S III’
Samsung has disabled an advanced search function in an update to the international version of its flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone, following a patent dispute with Apple.
Once the software is installed the phones no longer search contacts, apps and other on-device material using software developed by Google.
It is not wrong to say that Samsung Galaxy S III (SGS III) is the most awaited Android phone of the year. Its predecessors redefined the smartphone market. There are expectations that it is going to do the same.
The phone is finally here. We have been using it for the last 10 days. Does it live up to the expectations? Is it the best Android phone — nay make it the best smartphone — ever made?
Samsung Thursday unveiled the Galaxy S III, the highly-anticipated successor of the popular Galaxy S II, and of course, the iPhone’s newest big rival. The Galaxy S III is like a sequel to the Galaxy Nexus that was made in collaboration with Google, but has a bigger screen, a beefier processor, and a better camera.
There’s no word on availability in the U.S. besides an expected summer launch, or any details on pricing and carriers. But since we know the specs, here’s how the Galaxy S III stacks up against the competition.
The Korean phone maker told The INQUIRER that customers who have pre-ordered the phone from the Samsung Brand Store at Westfield Stratford City will be able to collect the device on 29 May, a day ahead of its general release on 30 May. Samsung said this is due to “overwhelming” demand, but was unable to comment on exact pre-order figures.
Tuesday night I finally got my hands on Samsung’s hyped Galaxy S III superphone at the CTIA Wireless conference. While the features like S Voice, eye-tracking, and TouchWiz tweaks stood out, all I could think of was how it compared to the HTC One X, the other Android superphone that’s turning heads these days.
Though Android fans in the United States still have to guess about a release date, at least we know what Samsung has been working for the past few months. So was it all worth it? At first blush, I say the answer is a resounding yes.
If you haven’t had the chance to watch the Unpacked press conference yet, I encourage you to do so. What you’ll find is roughly an hour of what makes the Galaxy S III so special and how it might change Android. If this product unveiling is any indication, Samsung understands that the future of the operating system isn’t just about specifications.