Samsung Galaxy S III

Verizon Galaxy S III hands-on with 4G LTE

Verizon Galaxy S III hands-on with 4G LTE

This week the Verizon 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone is arriving here on our review bench as well as in the homes of thousands across the USA. What we're going to do for you right here at the start is take a moment to get you some comparison speeds on each of the main three Galaxy S III's USA carriers: Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Have a peek at one of the only factors that will allow you to tell these devices apart.

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Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

An independent investigation has determined that the recent case of a Samsung Galaxy S III phone seemingly randomly going up in flames, was caused by an "external energy source" and not because of anything with the Galaxy S III device itself. Of course Samsung still faces the backlash of the publicity caused by the incident, but can rest on its laurels of knowing it is not to blame.

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Samsung estimates $5.88bn Q2 ’12 profit

Samsung estimates $5.88bn Q2 ’12 profit

We know you’re perched on the edge of your seat waiting to hear Samsung’s Q2 financials, so we won’t keep you waiting. The South Korean company has issued its earnings guidance for the second quarter, reporting approximate sales of ₩47 trillion (~$41.31 billion) and an approximate operating profit of ₩6.7 trillion (~$5.88 billion). You’ll have to wait a little longer to hear the full numbers though.

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Samsung Galaxy S III adds brightness toggle to notification area in OTA update

Samsung Galaxy S III adds brightness toggle to notification area in OTA update

It wasn’t that long ago that Samsung pushed out an OTA update for the Galaxy S III promising “improved stability”, and now the company is pushing out another update with the same changelog. We just got notified of the update here on our Galaxy S III, with the package coming in at 72.68MB. As usual, the changelog is frustratingly vague, although we’ve managed to spot some changes.

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Best Buy Galaxy S III leak results in lawsuit

Best Buy Galaxy S III leak results in lawsuit

So we all know the typical life of the rumor mill that surrounds a new electronic device, right? Before the product is announced, tips and leaks come from overseas manufacturing plants, but once the device becomes a known quantity, everyone turns to one channel for unannounced product info - the retail channel. But Best Buy wants to put an end to that side of the cycle.

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Galaxy S III hits Verizon on July 10

Galaxy S III hits Verizon on July 10

In just over a week from today, users will be able to get the "Next Big Thing", aka the Galaxy S III, from Samsung through their favorite 4G LTE toting network Verizon Wireless here in the USA. This device will be mainly the same Galaxy S III we've seen several times before, but this time coming with Verizon's ultra-fast network for data. Have a peek at the rest of the specifications for this beast below right alongside the most updated pricing released today.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

This week we'll be seeing no less than the AT&T 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III hit stores live and in person. This device has a 4.8-inch 306ppi resolution display, under the hood you've got a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and in the back you've got NFC with several Samsung applications and functionalities to make use of it. You've also got 4G LTE speed, MHL for HDMI out at 1080p for video, and a fabulous 8 megapixel camera with backup from your Qualcomm processor inside.

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Samsung S Health for Galaxy S III goes live

Samsung S Health for Galaxy S III goes live

Samsung has launched its S Health app for the Galaxy S III, allowing the Android smartphone to connect to select health readers and sensors and track glucose levels, blood pressure and more. Revealed at the Galaxy S III launch in May, where we grabbed a little hands-on time, S Health currently works with five different devices and can also be used with manually-inputted data, building up a log of physical fitness.

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Google+ Events features mimic Galaxy S III

Google+ Events features mimic Galaxy S III

During the I/O event, Google detailed it’s new Events feature for Google+, but the company is also adding in a Party Mode. During events, lots of photos and pictures of various people are often taken, although they can fall by the wayside or even lost. Google’s Party Mode sends out photos the Events page as they’re taken, but it also automatically scans pictures for faces and tags them with your friend’s appropriately.

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Verizon shows off Galaxy S III in new commercial

Verizon shows off Galaxy S III in new commercial

The barrage of commercials for the Samsung Galaxy S III has begun, with Verizon posting up a new one for all to enjoy. In a nice change of pace, there aren’t angry robots screaming at you through the television, with the commercial instead following a father trying to get in shape and using his Galaxy S III to do so. Still, there’s always something to nitpick, with Droid-Life pointing out that both the Ice Cream Sandwich on-screen buttons and physical button make an appearance.

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