Samsung Galaxy S III

GSIII Jelly Bean “in the coming months” says Samsung: Specifics left to carriers

GSIII Jelly Bean “in the coming months” says Samsung: Specifics left to carriers

Samsung has committed to pushing out Jelly Bean to all US variants of the Galaxy S III, though has stopped short of saying when - beyond "in the coming months" - Android 4.1 will arrive exactly. Instead of a firm date, the Jelly Bean update is in the hands of Samsung's carrier partners, the company concedes, which will also be able to decide whether to deliver it OTA or via Kies (or, indeed, both).

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

Welcome to Friday, folks. The weekend is here once again, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with a Windows 8 purchase? The new OS went up for pre-order today, while a number of other Windows 8-related stories were popping up all over the place. For instance, we found out that the marketing campaign for Windows 8 cost Microsoft a whopping $1.5 billion, and a collection of HP computers were spotted running Windows 8 on the show floor of one Best Buy store in Minnesota.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 12th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 12th, 2012

This morning we're getting all manner of research results regarding the iPhone 5 that we're sure Apple is more than happy to hear - it's selling well, imagine that! The iPhone 5 has overtaken the Galaxy S III and is unblunted by Apple Maps. It's also got a bit of advertisement tracking going on in it, but no worries, you want that anyway, right? Up in space there's also a collection of SpaceX mission photos for you to enjoy.

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Samsung just dropped the mobile ball

Samsung just dropped the mobile ball

I was wrong. If you've been following along with the strategy Samsung has been working with over the past year, you've noticed that they've been doing rather well the Samsung Galaxy S III as a single hero smartphone across the globe with no design compromises. They've just thrown that all away with the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. In a move that very well could have expanded the power of the Galaxy S III with a little cousin in the Mini, Samsung instead opted to tear off the skin and the nametag from the larger device and place it on a disappointingly low-level afterthought in this newer handset.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini official (and officially disappointing)

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini official (and officially disappointing)

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy S III Mini, and our fears have been confirmed: while we hoped for a distillation of the Galaxy S III into a smaller chassis, the new phone has lost charm as well as bulk. Fronted by a 4-inch Super AMOLED display running at a measly WVGA 800 x 480 resolution, the Galaxy S III Mini runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a 1GHz dual-core processor, with TouchWiz and Google Now.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today Samsung sent out formal invites to its upcoming Galaxy Note II press event in New York City, and we were told that HTC will be backing out of the US tablet market, at least for a little while. RIM is trying to lure developers into BlackBerry 10 with a new "$10K Developer Committment," in which RIM says it will give developers $10,000 if their app reaches $1,000 in sales. RIM also opened up app submissions for BlackBerry 10 developers today, and we heard that the rumored LG Nexus 4 smartphone may be making its debut on October 29.

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Galaxy S III Mini indicates Samsung’s hero strategy works

Galaxy S III Mini indicates Samsung’s hero strategy works

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini has been confirmed, the first question you should be asking yourself is this: if the original was too big, will this device be just right? It's exactly that that Samsung wants you to be thinking - even though the components inside this "Mini" version of the device may be rather different from the original, it really depends on your perspective whether or not you'll accept the Samsung "Hero" branding that's taking place here. It worked with the simultaneous launch of the Galaxy S III on multiple carriers in the USA with the same model and name intact - will the "S III" magic continue forth with another nature-toting smartphone?

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 10, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 10, 2012

This morning we're diving in to the Windows 8 universe with a bunch of both official - and unofficially leaked - pieces of media. Start with "a fundamental shift" in hardware from Microsoft's Steve Balmer. Next have a peek at a brand new Nexus 4 from LG as it's leaked with Android's next generation software. The SpaceX Dragon capsule has been caught again by the ISS - the first successful supply mission is a success - for real this time!

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