Samsung Galaxy S III

Galaxy S III Local Search cut from your phone? Here’s a fix

Galaxy S III Local Search cut from your phone? Here’s a fix

Though the following workaround isn't technically sanctioned by Samsung, Google, or anyone else involved in the cutting of Local Search from your Galaxy S III, it'll certainly do the trick if you're willing to get your hands a little dirty. What we've got here is a situation in which Samsung appears to be pre-empting a move by Apple to sue their pants off with an axing of the functionality on their devices that Apple very well could catch them on - Local Search is its name, and appearing too similar to Siri is its game.

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Samsung strips international Galaxy S III local search with sneaky update

Samsung strips international Galaxy S III local search with sneaky update

Samsung has pushed out a new OTA software update today for the international Galaxy S III, though while the firmware upgrade is in fact a feature downgrade, you wouldn't necessarily realize it before installing. Billed as a "stability" update by Samsung itself, the new software actually strips local search functionality from the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, just as Samsung has been doing with versions of the Galaxy S III in the US.

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Samsung Galaxy S III blasts past 10m sales

Samsung Galaxy S III blasts past 10m sales

Samsung has sold more than ten million Galaxy S III handsets, according to the company's president for mobile communications, passing the milestone less than two months after the smartphone hit shelves. Shin Jong-kyun, chief of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division, confirmed the news today, the Yonhap News Agency reports. The handset is headed to the 40m sales mark in 2012, it's predicted.

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Samsung sets Major Galaxy announcement for August 15th

Samsung sets Major Galaxy announcement for August 15th

The folks at Samsung have sent our invites to the press for a "major" Galaxy-line announcement on the 15th of August, fueling rumors that a second-generation Galaxy Note device is in the works. As Samsung has already announced and released their king of smartphones, the Galaxy S III, it's time for their queen, if you might call it that, of devices in either the Galaxy Tab or the Galaxy Note line to appear. One might also hypothesize that it could be a combination of the two.

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Sky Go hits Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note

Sky Go hits Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note

Sky has extended support for its Sky Go on-demand and streaming TV Android app to a further three Samsung smartphones, including the latest flagship Galaxy S III. The new update brings Sky Go - a free service to existing Sky subscribers - to the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note as well, joining the existing support for a clutch of HTC phones.

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Samsung Music Hub beta release hands-on

Samsung Music Hub beta release hands-on

This week the folks at Samsung have allowed a select few to get a hands-on experience with their brand new Music Hub, an application which will at first only be available on the Samsung Galaxy S III. This application is at first glance a mix between each of the greater streaming music applications out there: Google Music and Spotify seeming particularly comparable. When you get in deep, though, you'll find that it's not only the nicer bits of each of the top brass music apps on the market, it's got a pretty nice overall feel as well.

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Verizon Galaxy S III Wi-fi notifications burdon early adopters

Verizon Galaxy S III Wi-fi notifications burdon early adopters

A bug has popped up in early review units for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III in its Wi-fi notifications system specifically in the tenacity behind its reminders for the user to work with wireless web when a network is near. Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has a feature that gives you the option to be notified if there's a nearby Wi-fi network - simple enough, right? Though the other versions of the Galaxy S III have similar options, Verizon's is the only with the feature that has no option to turn off - this resulting in no less than a pop up window that appears multiple times a day or more.

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Verizon Galaxy S III available today

Verizon Galaxy S III available today

Starting today you'll officially be able to order a Samsung Galaxy S III from Verizon, the last of the big 4 carriers to offer the device in the USA. This device is essentially the same as we've seen several times before on other carriers such at AT&T, T-Mobile, and internationally, but today you'll be able to order your own Verizon-carried device with 4G LTE. We've also got our own hands-on with the Verizon version complete with speed tests and first impressions.

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Red AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III goes on sale July 29th

Red AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III goes on sale July 29th

The Samsung Galaxy S III has launched on every major carrier in the United States, with two color options: white or blue. Back when AT&T announced its plan to carry the phone, it revealed that it would also sell a red version of the phone. AT&T has now announced that the red version will be available to pre-order starting from this Sunday, July 15th. It’ll cost the same as the regular Galaxy S III, so $199.99 for the 16GB version on a two-year contract.

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