Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung admits international Galaxy S III local search goof: Fix incoming

Samsung admits international Galaxy S III local search goof: Fix incoming

Samsung has denied purposefully removing local search from international Galaxy S III handsets, insisting that the loss of functionality was in fact a mistake in the upgrade process. Owners of the international Galaxy S III, which is sold across Europe, were frustrated to discover that a firmware update pushed out earlier this week stripped the controversial local search integration from their phone with no apparent warning. Now, Samsung tells TechRadar, it intends to fix the problem.

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Samsung trounced iPhone twice over in Q2 smartphones claim analysts

Samsung trounced iPhone twice over in Q2 smartphones claim analysts

Samsung had an iPhone-squashing Q2 2012, analysts predict, shipping twice as many smartphones in the three month period, though the specter of the iPhone 5 is expected to put a dampener on Korean celebrations. The Galaxy S III helped lead Samsung to a total of 52m smartphones in Q2, Juniper Research estimates, more than double Apple's market-disappointing 26m iPhone sales.

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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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