Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III will officially be making its way to MetroPCS starting in October. Of course, the S III has been around for a few months already on a number of carriers, but if you've been interested in picking one up at a smaller regional carrier, now is the time to do so.
Galaxy S III owners running the latest software are not susceptible to a factory-reset hack that could maliciously wipe the phone, Samsung says, with a recent patch blocking the exploit. Security researchers identified a flaw in how Samsung TouchWiz devices handled so-called USSD codes, with the potential for rogue websites to push a factory-reset code to the smartphone which required no user-confirmation to enact.
A single line of code can apparently trigger an unstoppable factory-reset of the Samsung Galaxy S III, security researchers have discovered, with the potential for malicious websites to wipe out users' phones. The hack was detailed by Ravi Borgaonkar at the Ekoparty security conference, with a simple USSD code - that could be sent from a website, or pushed to the handset by NFC or triggered by a QR code - that can reset the Galaxy S III or indeed other Samsung handsets.
Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III, with users in Europe reporting that the new software has showed up through the KIES update app. The 282.5MB update includes Google's new Project Butter interface acceleration and support for Google Now, though is being pushed out via tethered upgrade rather than OTA (over-the-air) tipsters told AllAboutSamsung.
No, that war isn’t Apple against Samsung or Google versus Microsoft. Those battles have been raging for months, and chances are, they won’t end anytime soon. The latest – and perhaps most vicious battle – is now being waged between Apple fans and Samsung fans.
Everyone's favorite color is coming to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III smartphone, at least for those in Korea. Since we know not everyone likes the standard black or white color options on their powerful smartphones Samsung's here to the rescue. Offering their powerful quad-core smartphone in a cute color. More details below.
With a lot of folks getting their hands on the iPhone 5 for the first time today, there are understandably a lot of drop tests hitting YouTube. One of the more interesting drop tests comes from the folks at Android Authority, who pitted the iPhone 5 against the Samsung Galaxy S III. The results of the test are definitely surprising, so this is one that you'll absolutely want to check out.
Social networks can be a great tool for getting word of a new product out to your fans quickly, but as we've seen time and time again, using social networks as a marketing tool has a way of backfiring at the worst times. The latest example of this is Samsung, which thought it would be a good idea to ask the question, "If you could only take one electronic device on to a deserted island, what would it be?" on its Facebook page. The company posted an image of the Galaxy S III in a deserted island-like setting, obviously hoping that the majority of commenters would lean in that direction, or at least claim they would prefer to be stranded with a Samsung device.
Samsung is at it again this morning. Releasing another one of their comical and irreverent commercials showing just how awesome their Galaxy S III smartphone truly is. Calling the commercial "The Next Big Thing is Already Here," clearly aiming at the iPhone 5 and all those folks waiting in line for days on end.