Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III sales leap at Apple lawsuit and iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S III sales leap at Apple lawsuit and iPhone 5

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been shown this week to have had sales leap upward over the past few weeks at two key timeframes: right around the Apple lawsuit on its manufacturer and right at the announcement of the iPhone 5. It would seem, according to Localytics, that prospective buyers of the Android-laden smartphone have been seeing reason to pick it up each time Apple makes a big move of their own. As Apple set its lawsuit in motion against Samsung and right as the iPhone 5 was revealed in full, the Galaxy S III has had large spikes of adoption with an average 9% increase in owners since August 1st.

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Android remote data-wipe hack still exists: update your software now

Android remote data-wipe hack still exists: update your software now

If you've not heard of the recent discovery of some rather concerning data-wipe vulnerabilities with the Samsung Galaxy S III specifically, it's time to read up - your phone could be hit as well. Developer / researcher Ravi Borgaonkar has found several devices of all kinds to be venerable to the less-than-pleasing way in which hackers may be able to jump right into your device and knock it out entirely. What you're going to want to do as soon as possible is pick your device up and update your software as fast as you can.

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That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

I'm an Android user. I love my Samsung Galaxy S III. So why am I punching my details into the iPhone 5 reservation site every day? For the past week or so I've been using a borrowed iPhone 5, tracking how it holds up - and where it falls short - to the Android experience I've grown accustomed to. During that time I've been frustrated by Maps, impressed by the camera, and generally had my expectations of iOS shaken up some. It's always good to mix up the status-quo every so often, too, and along the way remember that there's more than one way to skin a metaphorical cellular cat.

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iPhone 5, Galaxy S III cost less than $1 per year to charge

iPhone 5, Galaxy S III cost less than $1 per year to charge

If you're buying an iPhone 5, you're probably paying a lot of money for the handset. That's especially true if you're buying the phone directly from Apple without a two-year contract, as the cost of the 16GB model is set at $649 - and that's the least expensive model on offer. That certainly isn't cheap, but there's one aspect of the iPhone 5 that isn't expensive at all: the cost to charge it.

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AT&T 4G LTE expands with four new Samsung smart devices

AT&T 4G LTE expands with four new Samsung smart devices

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Rugby Pro, Galaxy Express, and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 have all been added to the AT&T 4G LTE family with a beastly wave of Android goodness. These devices have all appeared in one form or another in the past, here coming with their most powerful set of features and builds ever for AT&T's ever-growing LTE connectivity environment. The Samsung Galaxy Note II will likely be the most noted device of the family, taking the original Galaxy Note (also on AT&T's LTE network) and boosting its greatness with a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a massive 5.5-inch display.

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Samsung teases Galaxy Note II event for October 24

Samsung teases Galaxy Note II event for October 24

If you're ready for the "next big thing" from Samsung, you've already got it - that's what they said when the Galaxy S III was released - but now it's coming again. It's about to arrive in the form of the Galaxy Note II, announced quite recently formally for the USA on all the big carriers for release in early November, now there's an event that'll likely give us the final release information in tune with some hands-on time as well. This device is the next step after the Galaxy Note - the original handset model - and comes with a larger screen and a collection of new technology enhancements as well.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

We've made it through hump day, which means only two more work days to go before the weekend arrives again. Yesterday, we found out about a hack that was resetting Samsung Galaxy S IIIs to their factory settings. Samsung said that the security hole had since been fixed, but today we heard that the remote hack isn't limited to just Samsung devices. The iPhone 5 might be heading to China soon, and we heard that Apple's new Lightning connector isn't identical on both sides. Google maps is rumored to be hitting iOS 6 by the end of the year, which goes hand-in-hand with new report that claims Apple ditched Google Maps because it doesn't offer turn-by-turn navigation.

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Samsung: Galaxy S III remote wipe flaw is already patched

Samsung: Galaxy S III remote wipe flaw is already patched

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.

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Samsung Galaxy S III remote data-wipe hack reportedly discovered [Updated]

Samsung Galaxy S III remote data-wipe hack reportedly discovered [Updated]

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.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean rollout begins

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean rollout begins

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.

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